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The National Quality Framework – our vision for continuous quality improvement

By Megan O’Connell, CELA Research and Policy Manager The National Quality Framework is a foundation document for our early childhood education and care system. The review of the NQF provides an opportunity to articulate a new quality threshold around our vision for the sector over the next ten years. CELA’s submission to the National Quality […]

Spotlight on ratios and why under the roof is not a helpful term

We often hear the term ‘under the roof’ being used when referring to ratios in early education and care, but this term can be misleading. In this spotlight on ratios, CELA early education specialist and NQF expert Sarin Rozental helps us to understand more about how ratios should be calculated when taking a centre-based approach, […]

Tours and orientations – how to welcome new families while staying COVID safe (part two)

Tours and orientations of early learning services are important for both educators and families and can be an emotional and much-anticipated experience.  However, conducting tours and orientations during COVID-19 brings a whole new raft of challenges. This two-part series explores strategies for welcoming new families while keeping everyone safe. In this article, we focus on […]

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 […]

CCS - We hear your concerns

Child Care Subsidy – We hear your concerns!

Feedback on our sector survey regarding the Child Care Subsidy Package, yielded highly detailed insights, which we have provided to the Australian Institute of Family Studies to inform their evaluation. CELA CEO Michele Carnegie says the survey results put a spotlight on the CCS and the growing evidence that the system is failing our most vulnerable […]

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