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 […]
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, […]
Working with children and families often means that we are juggling competing demands and expectations, and sometimes this also requires us to deal with complaints when expectations haven’t been met, or when unexpected situations have occurred. Most of us will have to deal with complaints at some point, but if we have a strategy in […]
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 […]
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 […]
It is important that all services are aware of current advice and updates regarding the COVID-19 virus. The amount of information and misinformation circulating can be incredibly overwhelming. Information is changing rapidly and the best way to stay up to date is to refer to reliable websites as a source of truth. CELA is committed […]
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 […]
This infographic accompanies our main story on Budget 2018 and its threat to nationally consistent quality for children’s education and care.
“If members of the community suspect that a service is operating illegally, we encourage them to call the NSW Regulatory Authority on 1800 619 113.”
It’s an arguably tougher test of eligibility and may particularly affect families where there is shared care for children between, for example, a grandparent and a separated parent.