St Joseph’s ELC O’Connor exceeds national standards
St Joseph’s Early Learning Centre has been rated as Exceeding National Quality Standard under the National Quality Framework.
The National Quality Standard (NQS) sets a national benchmark for the quality of children’s education and care services across Australia.
Services are assessed against the NQS by the state or territory regulatory authority and receive a rating for each of the seven quality areas of the NQS, as well as an overall rating.
“An overall rating of Exceeding NQS is given to services that go above and beyond the requirements of the NQS in at least four of the seven quality areas,” Director Molly Henson of St Joseph’s Early Learning Centre said.
“Experiences and resources provided within our indoor and outdoor learning environments, promoting children’s sense of wonder and investigation of the natural world, were highlighted as being exceptional,” Molly Henson said.
The National Quality Framework (NQF) for early childhood education and care was agreed by all Australian governments to get better educational and development outcomes for children using education and care services.
Implementation of the NQF is guided by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
To find out more information about the NQF and service ratings, visit the ACECQA website or ACECQA’s family focused website, Starting Blocks.
- Story from Catholic Education – Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn