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Policies, procedures and operational requirements

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Browse the collection of resources, templates and forms to help providers, services and families understand the policies, procedures and operational requirements of early childhood education and care services.

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National Quality Framework

Notify the regulatory authority – Notification Decision Tool
The Notification Decision Tree (NDT) can assist in deciding whether a notification is required and the timeframe in which that notification should be made.

National Quality Standard information sheets

NQF Frequently asked questions

Guide to the National Quality Framework
The Guide to the NQF can assist in developing policies and procedures that demonstrate the approved provider is capable of operating the service in a way that meets legislative requirements.

National Quality Standard – supporting materials and resources

National Quality Standards – videos of approved services putting the standards into action

Staffing

Understanding educator-to-child ratios from 1 January 2016

Sleep and rest

Policies and procedures about children's sleep and rest

Red Nose as listed in the Guide to the National Quality Framework as a resource for information about safe sleeping practices for babies and toddlers

Sleep and rest in early childhood education and care services

Videos

Sleep and rest

Podcast 4 - Sleep, rest and relaxation and the National Quality Standard

Podcast playlist

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Last updated 19 September 2019