Government Policy & Quality Standards

23 Articles
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Child care ratios and qualifications for child care

An overview of child to carer ratios and qualification requirements under the child care National Quality Framework and what the changes mean for families.

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The National Disability Insurance Scheme

An overview of the National Disability Insurance Scheme for families with children with a permanent and/or significant disability.

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What the National Quality Standard Ratings mean for families

The National Quality Standard for early childhood education and care; what it is, what it does, how it is maintained and what it means for families using care.

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A great new way to find funded kindergarten in Victoria

How Victoria’s Kinder Tick program supports parents to find early education and care services and the positive impacts of kindergarten for children in later life.

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It’s time to confirm your income for the Child Care Subsidy

Why it is important for families that use early childhood education and care services to confirm their income before the Government deadline of 30 June.

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Choosing high quality child care for your infant

Factors to consider when choosing child care for your very young baby and interesting research to show that it isn’t necessarily who provides the care that makes the difference but the quality of care provided.

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Child care gets a Budget boost in 2021

Child care gets a Budget boost in 2021.

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Sick days, public holidays and unplanned closure fee policies

Why parents are charged fees even when their children aren’t in care and why it’s important to read the fine print when you register with a service.

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A great improvement in the quality of children’s education and care

The latest findings from ACECQA on the quality standards being achieved among early education providers.

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What is the preschool exemption to the Child Care Subsidy activity test?

The Child Care Subsidy activity test exemption and how it applies to parents of children in the year before they start primary school.

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New rules around the transportation of children by education and care services

On 1 October new regulations governing the safe transportation of children when they are under the care of early childhood service took effect. Learn how these changes will work to protect preschoolers.

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What you need to know about the end of free child care

What you need to know about the end of free child care.

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Free child care is ending: What you need to know

Free child care is ending: What you need to know.

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Free child care - What you need to know

Free child care - What you need to know.

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Payment of Child Care Subsidy and COVID-19

Payment of Child Care Subsidy and COVID-19.

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A new quality rating system for NSW child care centres

Learn about the NSW government's new star-based system for promoting the quality ratings of education and care providers.

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Why you need a Customer Reference Number for child care & how to get one

If your child is starting in an early education and care service next year, now is the time to get some administrative affairs in order.

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National Quality Standard ratings

The government's National Quality Standards, what they are used for, how the assessments are conducted and what the results mean.

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It's official - The quality of Australian child care has improved every year

The Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority Snapshot Report shows sustained improvement in the quality of approved education and care services across the nation.

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What outcomes should parents expect from early childhood education and care?

Between the ages of three and five, preschoolers are taking leaps and bounds – and not just with their bodies, but with their minds as well.

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It's official – The New Child Care Package has landed

It's official – The New Child Care Package has landed.

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What qualifications do educators need to work in the early education and care sector?

What qualifications educators need and what parents can do if they suspect there's something amiss with an educator's credentials.

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What is ACECQA?

ACECQA's role in promoting high quality early childhood and care.