Parents will have a better understanding about what quality standards to expect in early childhood services thanks to a suite of videos.
Choosing an early childhood service can be an overwhelming task for parents and carers. From considering what service type best meets a child’s and family’s needs, to understanding what to look for, and what to ask when visiting services.
2018 Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) report found that parents assumed that education and care services all must meet minimum government standards. However, it found that parents’ awareness of the National Quality Framework (NQF) and use of the National Quality Standard (NQS) ratings remained very low. The potential value of the NQF and the NQS ratings became clearer as parents learned more about them. These videos help to fill that gap.
The videos show the different types of early childhood services to help parents get a better understanding of how services put the NQS into action. This will help them make an informed decision when choosing a quality service for their child.
The videos show and explain the 7 standards giving practical examples, and what these mean for a child’s early learning development.
The kindergarten and outside school hours care (OSHC) videos break down the 7 key quality areas in detail, while the family day care video takes you inside an educator’s home set up as an early learning setting.
Parents can also take a 360-degree look at a long day care room and see the day-to-day workings of a quality service via a number of interactive pop-up elements which explain the NQS.
Watch the videos on
The Early Years Count website.