Going above and beyond the expected National Quality Framework
The National Quality Framework (NQF) provides a national approach to regulation, assessment and quality improvement for early childhood education and care services across Australia.
Ashgrove West Kindy (formally known as C&K Ashgrove West Preschool), as an independent affiliate of C&K, was assessed under the NQF in September 2021 and was advised in November 2021 that it had achieved an Overall Rating of “Meeting”. This comprised a “Meeting” rating for 7 of the 7 Quality Areas. Ashgrove West Kindy welcomes families to review the assessment available at the Centre.
The National Quality Standard (NQS) sets a high national benchmark for early childhood education and care services in Australia. The NQS includes 7 quality areas that are important outcomes for children. These quality areas include Educational Program and Practice; Children’s Health and Safety; Physical Environment; Staffing Arrangements; Relationships with Children; Collaborative partnerships with families and communities and Leadership and service management.
Services are assessed and rated by their regulatory authority against the NQS and given a rating for each of the 7 quality areas and an overall rating based on these results.
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