More than three-quarters of children’s education and care services assessed under the National Quality Framework (NQF) have a quality rating, according to new data released by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority.
ACECQA Chief Executive Officer Karen Curtis said this was a significant achievement for the national assessment and rating system, with the number of quality rated services increasing by 42% over the past 12 months.
“The National Quality Standard raised the bar on quality and continuous improvement in children’s education and care, with 69% now rated ‘Meeting’ or ‘Exceeding’ the NQS compared with 66% 12 months ago,” Ms Curtis said.
Snapshot highlights include:
15,333 children’s education and care services operating across Australia
76% of these (11,727) have received a quality rating
45 services have been rated as Excellent by ACECQA
684 reassessments have been undertaken, with 67% resulting in an improved overall quality rating.
Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority 2016