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Quality improvement workbook
First Nations children First Nations youth First Peoples families Australia New South Wales

This workbook aims to assist educators and staff to work effectively with the National Quality Framework (NQF) and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), to provide high quality education and care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. It offers practical processes, questions, activities and tips to use your deadly ideas about improving your daily practice and the approaches of your service.

The also workbook provides a quick overview of quality improvement within the NQF and then explores each quality area within the National Quality Standard (NQS). It offers a series of questions to help guide your thinking on what you are doing and how effectively you are progressing outcomes for children. These questions can be visited weekly, fortnightly or monthly based on your service’s needs.

Key Recommendations:

  • Be inclusive – involve everyone in the selfassessment process, including children, families, the approved provider, educators and staff. There may be other relevant organisations to include too, depending upon your context, like Elders or services working with children with additional needs.
  • Seek children’s views by asking children about what they like about coming to the service, what they don’t like and what they would like changed.
  • Regularly reviewing progress against the NQS supports educators and the service as a whole to continue to improve in quality. This helps ensure that children attending the service are learning and developing to their full potential.
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