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Getting Started with the NQS

Video: Getting to know the National Quality Standards. Click here to view the video on Introduction to the NQS

 

 

  


 

Quality Area 1: Educational program and practice

Video: Ensuring that the educational program and practice is stimulating and engaging and enhances children’s learning and development. Click here to view the video on Quality Area 1

 

 

Workshop Resources: ACECQA held a series of National Workshops and visited Darwin in November, 2014. The focus was on Quality Area 1. The following documents may assist educators when reflecting on their current practice.

 

Handbook: What’s Pedagogy Anyway? Using pedagogical documentation to engage with the Early Years Learning Framework”.  This handbook aims to challenge us all to refrain from creating a one-size fits all approach when it comes to documenting teaching and learning. It also challenges educators to resist the notion of reducing children's learning and consequently the associated pedagogical documentation to the five outcomes as outlined in the Early Years Learning Framework.

 


 

Quality Area 2: Children’s health and safety

Video: Safeguarding and promoting children’s health and safety. Click here to view the video on Quality Area 2

 


 

Quality Area 3: Physical environment

Video: The physical environment is safe, suitable and provides a rich and diverse range of experiences that promote children’s learning and development. Click here to view the video on Quality Area 3

 


  

Quality Area 4: Staffing arrangements

Video: The provision of qualified and experienced educators, co-ordinators and nominated supervisors who are able to develop warm, respectful relationships with children, create safe and predictable environments and encourage children’s active engagement in the

learning program. Click here to view the video on Quality Area 4

 


 

Quality Area 5: Relationships with children

Video: Relationships with children are responsive and respectful and promoting children’s sense of security and belonging. Click here to view the video on Quality Area 5

 


 

Quality Area 6: Collaborative partnerships with families and communities

Video: Collaborative relationships with families that are fundamental to achieving quality outcomes for children and community partnerships  are based on active communication, consultation and collaboration. Click here to view the video on Quality Area 6

 


 

Quality Area 7: Leadership and service management

Video: Effective leadership and management of the service contributes to quality environments for children’s learning and development. Click here to view the video on Quality Area 7