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 quality rating reassessments.

ACECQA Chief Executive Officer Gabrielle Sinclair said the data indicated the national assessment and rating system is well established and an integral part of the regulatory framework.

Snapshot highlights include:

  • 91% (14,106) of approved education and care services have a quality rating
  • 52 services have achieved an Excellent rating by ACECQA
  • 73% (10,355) of rated services have an overall quality rating of Meeting NQS or above
  • 2419 quality rating reassessments have been completed, with 59 per cent (1,422) resulting in the service receiving a higher overall quality rating
  • Of the 1807 reassessments of services originally rated Working Towards NQS, 69% (1249) received a higher overall quality rating
  • 34% (1269) of services rated at Working Towards NQS do not meet four or fewer of the 58 elements of quality.
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