http://acecqa.gov.au/national-quality-framework General information and national guides to the National Quality Framework, National Law and Regulations, National Quality Standard and Quality Improvement Plans.
http://www.acecqa.gov.au/National-Law The National Quality Framework (NQF) operates under an applied law system, comprising the Education and Care Services National Law and the Education and Care Services National Regulations. The NQF applies to most long day care, family day care, outside school hours care and preschools/kindergartens in Australia.
http://www.acecqa.gov.au/national-regulations The NQF and associated regulatory system is enacted through legislation establishing the national system. The Education and Care Services National Regulations support the legislation and provide detail on a range of operational requirements for an education and care service.
Quality Areas 1-7 NQS
http://www.acecqa.gov.au/national-quality-framework/the-national-quality-standard Information about the National Quality Standard, and link to download the Guide in PDF.
https://www.education.gov.au/early-years-learning-framework (EYLF) National approved learning framework for early childhood education and care services.
https://www.education.gov.au/my-time-our-place-framework-school-age-care-australia National approved learning framework for school age care services, and link to download the document in PDF.
http://www.childwise.net/ Information and resources promoting the protection of children and the prevention of child sexual abuse
http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines/publications/ch55 Information about minimising the spread of infections in care services
http://www.sunsmart.com.au/communities/early-childhood-primary-schools Information and resources to support SunSmart programs
http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/code_of_ethics/early_childhood_australias_code_of_ethics.html Used by many education and care services to guide professional practice.
http://www.ohchr.org/en/professionalinterest/pages/crc.aspx International agreement on children’s rights, to which Australia is a signatory.
http://files.acecqa.gov.au/files/National-Quality-Framework-Resources-Kit/my_time_our_place_promoting_collaborative_partnerships_between_school_age_care_services_and_schools.pdf Australian Government resource for school age care services. PDF document.
https://www.dss.gov.au/ The Department of Human Services is responsible for the development of Australian Government service delivery policy and offers a range of social, health and other payments and services. Support is available through Medicare, Centrelink, the Child Support program, CRS Australia and Australian Hearing.
http://www.kidsafeqld.com.au/ Kidsafe Queensland is a not for profit organisation dedicated to preventing death and injury to children.
http://www.health.qld.gov.au/poisonsinformationcentre/house.asp%20%20 Poison information centre.
http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Safety/Driver-guide/Child-restraints.aspx Australian Child Safety restraints.
http://www.familydaycare.com.au/index.php/main/Home#M55 Family Day Care Australia is a national peak body which supports the strength and continued growth of the sector in Australia.
Family Day Care Queensland supports families, educators and service providers in the Queensland Region.
http://www.mychild.gov.au/sites/mychild Mychild is Australia’s online childcare portal containing information for families, carers and providers. The website provides information about children’s early learning, care and wellbeing. It includes information on different types of child care, how to access help with the cost of child care, a searchable database of local child care services, other relevant links and support.
http://www.playgroupaustralia.org.au/ Playgroup Australia is the national peak and representative body for playgroups in Australia.
http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/themes/families?utm_id=10 Family Assistance Offices have been set up in Medicare offices and Centrelink Customer Service Centres across the country, offering a range of payments to support families with their work and family responsibilities. Financial assistance includes the Family Tax Benefit, Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate and Baby Bonus. The Family Assistance Program is the responsibility of the Department of Social Services.
https://www.kidsmatter.edu.au/ KidsMatter is an Australian mental health and wellbeing initiative set in primary schools and in early childhood education and care services.
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