Almost eight out of 10 (79%) education and care services are Meeting or Exceeding the National Quality Standard (NQS), according to the NQF Snapshot Q4 2018 released by ACECQA.
This chapter reports on the performance of early childhood education and care (ECEC) services, which comprise child care and preschool services.
This second report builds on last year’s inaugural report and focusses on progress made during 2017-18 in implementing the National Partnership on the National Quality Agenda for Early Childhood Education and Care.
This report presents the first comprehensive study of living and working conditions of au pairs in Australia. It draws on responses from 1,479 au pairs across 34 nationalities to an online survey in 2017. The study seeks to provide an evidence base to indicate the...
More than 20,000 quality assessments of children’s education and care services have been undertaken by state and territory regulatory authorities since 2012, with almost 2000 of these using the 2018 National Quality Standard (NQS), introduced from 1 February 2018.
In its Q3 2018 NQF...
In Australia, more parents are using formal childcare to support their participation in the workforce. Yet, childcare is becoming less affordable, with fees and out-of-pocket costs growing above inflation in recent years – despite the availability of taxpayer subsidies.
ACECQA announced that almost eight out of 10 (78%) children’s education and care services with a quality rating have an overall rating of Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS) or above.
“The National Quality Framework, which includes the NQS, has raised quality and continues to...
In Australia’s tax and social welfare system, many women face effective marginal tax rates (EMTRs) on work income which are higher than the marginal tax rates of the personal income tax structure. Even for some top income earners, high EMTRS may be produced. For example,...
This occasional paper is the sixth in a series about the National Quality Framework (NQF). It examines trends in quality improvement from the perspective of services rated Working Towards National Quality Standard (NQS) under the 2012 NQS.
Children's access to quality childcare is, more than ever, dependent on whether the government views their parents as deserving or not.
As any mother or father will tell you, being a parent is hard. Being successful at it is highly dependent on the personal and material resources of parents, and the emotional, mental and physical needs of children.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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’,...
This occasional paper is the fifth in a series on the National Quality Framework (NQF).
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...
This article describes food provision and evaluates menus in New Zealand childcare services.