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Our self assessment journey – Jannali BASC

We recently shared how self-assessment can be of benefit to the Assessment and Rating process, and how a new working document has been developed to support services through the self-assessment process. This week we speak with Jannali Before and After School Care (BASC), who used the opt-in self-assessment tool earlier this year and achieved an […]

NSW Regulatory Authority develops new working document to support services through self-assessment process

In last week’s Amplify we unpacked the ACECQA self-assessment tool, the benefits of engaging in a self-assessment process, and how your service’s self-assessment information can be submitted in NSW in preparation for your Assessment and Rating visit. This week we caught up with Kim Hoskin and Belinda Wakeford of the NSW Regulatory Authority Quality Support […]

Keep calm and get assessed

Prepared for CELA by education writer Bec Lloyd An assessment notice is a little like a winter electricity bill – we all know it’s coming but it’s still a shock when it arrives. Unlike your power bill, your assessment and rating (A&R) visit is an opportunity to shake off that dread and show how your […]

Nancy Chang explains the new NSW Quality Ratings Guide

In brief: NSW services must display new quality ratings graphic from July 2020 Changes motivated by two key research studies showing lack of family understanding and National Quality Review feedback Impact of the graphic to be evaluated with independent parent research NSW RA confirms cultural shift to ‘strength-based’ A&R approach $13 million fund to expand […]

Making observations more meaningful with video

Sarah Riddell, early childhood teacher and blogger, returns to Amplify with this consideration of technology in documentation. While some in the sector remain vexed about the use of image captures for documenting children’s learning stories, Sarah takes a strongly practical approach and examines how educators could make technology work harder for them. With most of […]

Did you miss it? Top five from 2018

Welcome back to Amplify in 2019. We’re starting the year in traditional style, looking forward and back. Looking ahead, there’s a story tapping into the New Year resolutions many of you are making to improve your own and the children’s physical activity and guess what? Research is saying that improving educator and parent activity is […]

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