The National Quality Framework (NQF) reforms acknowledge that good outcomes for children can only be supported by qualified and professional educators, who regularly reflect on their own – and their colleagues’ – practice. As with any profession, research and knowledge is always changing and being updated. It’s important that educators, no matter what their qualifications or experience, always remember to give themselves time and space to discuss and analyse their own work.
From February 1, a new revised version of the National Quality Standard will be in place for all services operating under the National Quality Framework. Here are the key things educators and leaders need to know.
The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) has released an extensive report on the sector’s performance against the NQF, revealing steady improvement across most aspects of operations.