Child care

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Research report

10 May 2018

ACECQA announced that 67% of children’s education and care services previously rated Working Towards National Quality Standard have improved their overall quality rating at reassessment.

Research report

8 Feb 2018

ACECQA has announced that 94% of all children’s education and care services approved under the National Quality Framework (NQF) have received a quality rating, with 77% rated at Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS) or above (as at 31 December 2017).

“In the last five...

Annual Report

11 Jan 2018

This report details the performance of the National Quality Framework (NQF) across the early childhood education and care sector over the past five years and provides analysis against the objectives and outcomes of the National Partnership on the National Quality Agenda.

Evaluation

30 Nov 2017

The NQF Evaluation Framework was developed by ACECQA with state and territory governments and the Australian Government to provide a common way of understanding whether and how the Nation Quality Framework (NQF) is meeting its objectives.

The framework lays the foundation and parameters for...

Research report

9 Nov 2017

ACECQA announced that 93% of all children’s education and care services approved under the National Quality Framework (NQF) have received a quality rating, with 75% rated at ‘Meeting National Quality Standard’ (NQS) or above (as at 30 September 2017).

To be rated ‘Meeting NQS’,...

Research report

10 Aug 2017

As at 30 June 2017, 14,106 children’s education and care services (91% of all services approved to operate under the National Quality Framework) have received a quality rating, with 73% rated at Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS) or above. There have also been almost 2,500...

Research report

11 May 2017

As at 31 March 2017, 73% of children’s education and care services are rated at Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS) or above, up from 69% a year ago.

ACECQA Chief Executive Gabrielle Sinclair said the figures indicated the national assessment and rating system is...

Discussion paper

20 Apr 2017

This occasional paper is the fourth in a series on the National Quality Framework (NQF). This paper offers detailed insights into education and care service quality ratings for Quality Area 3 (physical environment) of the National Quality Standard (NQS). The focus is on ensuring the...

Research report

9 Feb 2017

As at 31 December 2016, more than 70 per cent of children’s education and care services have been rated at Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS) or above, according to new data released by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

ACECQA Chief...

Research report

16 Nov 2016

Summary: It is commonly stated that there is a need for flexible child care to be available to parents especially for those who work variable or non-standard hours, given the 24/7 nature of today's labour market. But Australian and international research shows that parents'...

Discussion paper

1 Nov 2016

This occasional paper is the third in a series on the National Quality Framework (NQF). The paper reports on activities to promote consistency and efficiency in the implementation and administration of the NQF, which are key functions of the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality...

Audio interview

4 Oct 2016

The federal government believes there's wide-scale rorting going on in the family day care sector, as a report in The Australian alleges taxpayers have lost more than $1 billion in the past two years through systemic rorting.

Family day care is more difficult to...

Research report

11 Aug 2016

Australia’s education and care sector continues to grow and ongoing improvement is taking place under the National Quality Standard (NQS), according to new data released by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

ACECQA Chief Executive Officer Karen Curtis said the performance...

Research report

20 Jul 2016

Commenced in 2001, the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey is a nationally representative longitudinal study of Australian households. The study is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS; previously Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs) and is...

Research report

9 Jun 2016

Outlines the different approaches used to assess whether children are at risk of maltreatment and explores some of the issues and criticisms surrounding the use of standardised risk assessment instruments in child protection.

Summary The purpose of this Resource Sheet is to outline...

Research report

26 May 2016

Examines how well the department targets early childhood education funding towards achieving the NSW Government’s universal access objective and performance benchmarks.

Executive Summary The NSW Government wants all children to have access to quality early childhood education in their year before school....

Policy

25 May 2016

A Shorten Labor Government will deliver child care support that is fairer and will make early education and care more affordable for families.

Our package will give parents the early education and care relief they need now – from 1 January 2017.

Under...

Briefing paper

17 May 2016

This paper defines the types of supported playgroups and varying models of implementation in operation in Australia, and assesses the evaluation evidence for their benefits to parents and children.

Supported playgroups are playgroups run by a paid facilitator that aim to support families with...