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Quality data

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Quarter 3 (January - March) 2021-22 FY


Service assessmen​​t and rati​​ng

The Regulatory Authority assesses and rates ​National Quality Fr​amework (NQF) services against the National Quality Standard (NQS)​, comprising 7 quality areas focusing on important outcomes for children. Services can receive 1 of 5 possible ratings:

  • Excellent (awarded by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority)
  • Exceeding the NQS
  • Meeting the NQS
  • Working towards the NQS
  • Significant Improvement Required

94% of Queensland services assessed and rated compared with 91% nationally*.

*For the latest national assessment and ratings data, visit the NQF Snapshot webpage​.


NQF services asses​​sed and rated​​

​The table below shows the number of assessment and ratings completed by the Regulatory Authority in quarter 3, 2021-22 FY. Figures are provided for earlier quarters for comparison.

​This quarter (Q3, 2021-22 FY)Previous quarter (Q2, 2021-22 FY)Same quarter last FY (Q3, 2020-21 FY)% change on same quarter last year
​Services assessed​ an​d rated54*
155
130
​​​-58.5%

*The Q3, 2021-22 FY assessment and rating count is comparatively low due to high number of flood and COVID-19-related ECEC service closures and interruptions in the January-March quarter, which resulted in some visits being postponed.  ​


NQF services applying for first tier review of an assessment and rating decisio​​​n

In a small number of cases, approved providers choose to apply for a first tier review of a quality rating issued by the Regulatory Authority.

The table below shows the number of applications for first tier review received by the Regulatory Authority in quarter 3, 2021-22 FY and their outcome. Figures are provided for earlier quarters for comparison.

​This quarter (Q3, 2021-22 FY)​Previous quarter (Q2, 2021-22 FY)
​Same quarter last FY (Q3, 2020-21 FY)% change on same quarter last year
​A​pplications for first tier revi​e​w1
5
4
-75.0%
​  Number resulting in a change to overall rating0​0​0No change
  ​Number resulting in no change to overall rating1
​5
4
-75.0​%

  ​Number with decision pending
​0
​0
​0
​​No change
​​


94% of Queensland services have quality rating compared with 91% nationally.


84% of services sustained or improved their quality rating at their next assessment*.


4% increase in the number of services meeting or exceeding the NQS since 31 March 2021.


90% of Queensland services are meeting or exceeding the National Quality Standard,​ com​pared with 87% nationally.

*Based on the current and previous quality rating of approved ECEC services in Queensland as at 31 March 2022.


Percentage of s​ervices meeting or exceeding the NQS

​The table below shows the percentage of ECEC services that have a current quality rating of either Meeting the NQS, Exceeding the NQS or Excellent as at 31 March 2022 (quarter 3, 2021-22 FY). Figures are provided for earlier quarters for comparison.

​NQF service type​​This quarter (Q3, 2021-22 FY)​Previous quarter (Q2, 2021-22 FY)​Same quarter last year (Q3, 2020-21 FY)Percentage point change on same quarter last year
​Family day care​70.0%70.0%​67.6%​+2.4
​Long day care90.8%​90.5%​89.0%​+1.8
​Outside school hours care​86.7%​86.2%​83.1%​+3.6
​Kindergarten​94.5%​94.1%​94.6%​-​0.1

Number and perc​entage​​​ of services by quality rating

The table below shows the number and percentage of ECEC services by qua​lity rating as at 31 March 2022 (quarter 3, 2021-22 FY). Figures are provided for earlier quarters for comparison.

​Quality rating​This quarter (Q3, 2021-22 FY)​Previous quarter (Q2, 2021-22 FY)Same quarter last FY (Q3, 2020-21 FY)
Percentage point  change on same quarter last year
​Exce​llent​9
​0.3%9
​0.3%​8​0.3%0.0
​Exceeding the NQS796​​27.0%​808
​27.4%827
​28.5%​​-1.5
​Meeting the NQS​1,836
​62.3%​1,818
​61.6%​1,710
​58.9%​​+3.4
​Working towards t​he NQS​304
10.3%​316
​10.7%​356
​12.3%​​-2.0
​Significant improvement required​0​0.0%​0​0.0%0​​0.0%0.0
​Total 2,945​ ​100.0% 2,951 ​100.0% 2,901 ​100.0% ​N/A

Percentage of services meeting or exceeding the NQS according ​to quality area

Number 1

 

Educational program and practice – 92%

Number 2

 

Children's health and safety – 95%

Number 3

 

Physical environment – 95%

Number 4

 

Staffing arrangements – 98​%

Number 5

 

Relationships with children – 97​%

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Number 6

 

Collaborative partnerships with families and communities – 97%

Number 7


Governance and leadership – 93%

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Last updated 05 May 2022