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Latest ACECQA Snapshot confirms continued A&R challenges for exceeding centres

The percentage of all services retaining their exceeding rating at reassessment has fallen to a new low according to the Australian Children’s Education and Care Authority’s (ACECQA) latest NQF Snapshot, marking the continuation of a trend that started in earnest in the first quarter of 2018 after the introduction of revised “assessing exceeding centre” guidance.

4 days ago

by Jason Roberts

What would a plastic-free ECEC setting look like? SNAP wants to show you

At a time when sustainability concerns are increasingly front of mind for early childhood education and care (ECEC) services, one centre, in the UK, has launched a free online platform, designed to support other ECEC settings to become more sustainable.

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

50% of families have limited awareness of service ratings, new Kindy Now survey shows

A recent survey conducted with 648 parents by KindyNow found that nearly 50 per cent of those surveyed had little to no awareness of the service ratings under the National Quality Framework.

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

NQF review window closing – educator input sought before 30 June

Readers of The Sector are reminded of the due date for having their say and providing feedback to the 2019 Review of the National Quality Framework (NQF), with the review window closing this Sunday, 30 June 2019.

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas

Kindergarten scrapbooks aren’t just your child’s keepsake – they’re central to learning

Only to the untrained eye do the artefacts children create in a play-based learning activity look simple and straightforward: perhaps like play itself.

2 months ago

by Mary Elizabeth Picher, University of Toronto