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ACECQA launches NQS self-assessment tool: how does your service rate?

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) has developed a self-assessment tool to support approved providers, service leaders and educators assess the quality of their education and care, in a response to direct feedback from the early childhood education and care sector.

21 days ago

by Lyndsie Clark

First meeting welcomed by Government and peak bodies as Joint Council seeks to Close the Gap

Peak body, SNAICC National Voice for Our Children, has joined the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) in welcoming the “first historic meeting” of the Joint Council on Closing the Gap, held in Brisbane yesterday.

21 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Using innovation to manage compliance: a strategy towards best practice

Compliance is often viewed by educators as something punitive, designed to trip them up. Often, the responsibility that comes with being ‘compliant’ or ‘non-compliant’ is not one educators wish to take on. In this piece, Loretta Davis, Publications Manager from Handprints ELC, writes about the journey taken towards distributed leadership by the Handprints team.

24 days ago

by Loretta Davis, Handprints ELC

Support needed from the ECEC community sector: Complete TICCS survey ASAP!

With a pending federal election, and another review of the National Quality Framework (NQF) on the agenda, ‘there has never been a more crucial time for community services to share their experiences under the NQF.’

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

Victorian compliance crackdown highlights issues, cancels provider approvals

The Victorian Department of Education and Training has released updated details of compliance actions taken against approved providers in the state, showing that six approved providers have had their provider approval cancelled under Section 33 of the Education and Care Services National Law for a variety of breaches related to inappropriate discipline, failure to ensure children are kept safe, and failure to protect the rights and dignity of children.

a month ago

by Freya Lucas