About

The Framework is a place for news, analysis and opinion on everything to do with the National Quality Framework in Australia – with a strong focus on professional identity and advocacy.

We’re committed to keeping educators, leaders and those interested in the early childhood and school-age sector informed. We take the work that people do under the NQF seriously, and our reporting and analysis reflects that professionalism.

About the Editor

91WkMa3g_400x400Liam McNicholas is an early childhood teacher who has worked in a variety of leadership roles in the early childhood sector. He currently oversees Professional Leadership and Practice for Northside Children’s Services, and co-hosts The Early Education Show podcast.

About Northside Children’s Services

Northside manages four Early Childhood Centres in the ACT located in Civic, Dickson, Turner and Harrison. All Northside Centres operate under the National Quality Framework, and are committed to supporting the Early Learning of young children through high-quality, play-based educational programs and professional practices in a safe and enjoyable environment. Northside also operates the ConnXtions Early Childhood Program, an early childhood program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Our Centres work with children from six weeks old to school-age, and are open 51 weeks a year. Each Centre is committed to working closely with children and their families to support every child’s early learning and wellbeing.

Northside feels strongly about advocating for the importance of all children’s birth right to high-quality early education, and actively works within the local and national community to improve understanding and knowledge of issues affecting children and Early Childhood. Early Childhood Education can change lives. We know that giving children a love of learning, and supporting wellbeing at an early age can drastically improve the opportunities and life-long outcomes for every child – and in turn, the whole community.

> Our Approach to Early Childhood Education
> Northside Children’s Services Strategic Priorities 2018-2020