As the regulator of early childhood services in Queensland, the department has a vital role in making sure children are safe and receive high-quality education and care.
Regulatory policy and framework
The regulating for quality (R4Q) policy (PDF, 325KB) supports the department in its regulatory role which is undertaken in line with the objectives of the
National Quality Framework and the regulating for quality risk-based framework.
The framework clarifies how the department regulates to reduce risk to children's safety, drive voluntary service compliance and promote continuous quality improvement.
Under R4Q, the department is using modern risk-based regulatory approaches to develop tailored and evidence-based solutions to identified risks in the sector.
Regulatory procedures outline the department's approach to proactively assessing and rating, and monitoring and assessing compliance of early childhood services.
Regulatory officers must follow these procedures.