The National Quality Framework and Your Child

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What Does The National Quality Framework Mean
For Your Child?

What does the National Quality Framework mean for your child?


The National Quality Framework (NQF) is a national system for the regulation and quality assessment of child care and early learning services. The NQF applies to long day care, family day care, preschool, kindergarten and outside school hours care services. The framework includes a:


  • National legislative framework that creates a uniform approach to the regulation and quality assessment of education and child care services in Australia;
  • National Quality Standard that sets a national benchmark for the quality of education and care services;
  • National quality rating and assessment process that rates services against the National Quality Standard.


The Benefits of the National Quality Framework


Research shows that quality education and care in early life leads to better health, education and employment outcomes later in life. The early years are critical for establishing self-esteem, resilience, healthy growth and capacity to learn – the NQF was introduced to give every child the best start to life and learning.


The benefits of the National Quality Framework include:


  • Improved educator to child ratios in most services
  • Greater individual care and attention for children
  • Educators with increased skills and qualifications
  • Better support for children’s learning and development
  • A ratings system to help parents assess the quality of education and care providers in their area


Assessment of 7 Key Quality Areas


The National Quality Standard assesses child care services against seven quality areas which include:

  1. Educational program and practice
  2. Children’s health and safety
  3. Physical environment
  4. Staffing arrangements
  5. Relationships with children
  6. Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
  7. Leadership and service management


The Brook’s Learning Programs


At the Brook Early Education and Care, we believe in a ‘learning through play’ approach to childhood education. Our child care programs are fun, educational and approved under the National Quality Framework and all associated legislation, including:


  • Education and Care Services National Law Act
  • Education and Care Services National Regulations
  • National Quality Standards
  • Approved Early Learning Frameworks (Early Years Learning Framework)


Find out more about our programs, Click Here


Contact Us


Don’t hesitate to contact us at The Brook if you have any questions about the National Quality Framework or our child care programs.



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