National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care

The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care (NQF) ensures children receive a high standard of education and care.

The NQF is a national system for the regulation and quality assessment of child care and early learning services.

It applies to most long day care, family day care, preschool and kindergarten, and outside schools hours care services.

The NQF includes a:

  • national legislative framework that creates a uniform approach to the regulation and quality assessment of education and child care services in Australia
  • National Quality Standard that sets a national benchmark for the quality of education and care services
  • national quality rating and assessment process that rates services against the National Quality Standard

The Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) is the national body that guides and reports on the NQF, while regulatory authorities in each state and territory are responsible for its implementation.

As part of the 2015-16 Budget, the Australian Government allocated $61.1 million over three years to June 2018 to support states and territories to implement the NQF.

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Resources

The following is a list of all the resources that are associated with National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care.

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  1. Being Poster

    Created: 26 November 2012

    Being Poster

  2. Belonging, Being & Becoming- An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia- Information for Families

    Created: 6 July 2009  |  Last modified: 16 July 2009

  3. Belonging, Being & Becoming- An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia- Information for Families (Arabic)

    Created: 22 July 2009  |  Last modified: 22 July 2009

    Belonging, Being & Becoming - An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia - Information for Families (Arabic)

  4. Belonging, Being & Becoming- An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia- Information for Families (Assyrian)

    Created: 22 July 2009  |  Last modified: 22 July 2009

    Belonging, Being & Becoming - An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia - Information for Families (Assyrian)

  5. Belonging, Being & Becoming- An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia- Information for Families (Bosnian)

    Created: 22 July 2009  |  Last modified: 22 July 2009

    Belonging, Being & Becoming - An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia - Information for Families (Bosnian)

  6. Belonging, Being & Becoming- An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia- Information for Families (Burmese)

    Created: 22 July 2009  |  Last modified: 22 July 2009

    Belonging, Being & Becoming - An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia - Information for Families (Burmese)

  7. Belonging, Being & Becoming- An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia- Information for Families (Chinese)

    Created: 22 July 2009  |  Last modified: 22 July 2009

    Belonging, Being & Becoming - An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia - Information for Families (Chinese)

  8. Belonging, Being & Becoming- An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia- Information for Families (Croatian)

    Created: 22 July 2009  |  Last modified: 22 July 2009

    Belonging, Being & Becoming - An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia - Information for Families (Croatian)

  9. Belonging, Being & Becoming- An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia- Information for Families (Dari)

    Created: 22 July 2009  |  Last modified: 22 July 2009

    Belonging, Being & Becoming - An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia - Information for Families (Dari)

  10. Belonging, Being & Becoming- An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia- Information for Families (Dinka)

    Created: 22 July 2009  |  Last modified: 22 July 2009

    Belonging, Being & Becoming - An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia - Information for Families (Dinka)

  11. Belonging, Being & Becoming- An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia- Information for Families (Farsi)

    Created: 22 July 2009  |  Last modified: 22 July 2009

    Belonging, Being & Becoming - An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia - Information for Families (Farsi)

  12. Belonging, Being & Becoming- An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia- Information for Families (Hindi)

    Created: 22 July 2009  |  Last modified: 22 July 2009

    Belonging, Being & Becoming - An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia - Information for Families (Hindi)

  13. Belonging, Being & Becoming- An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia- Information for Families (Khmer)

    Created: 22 July 2009  |  Last modified: 22 July 2009

    Belonging, Being & Becoming - An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia - Information for Families (Khmer)

  14. Belonging, Being & Becoming- An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia- Information for Families (Korean)

    Created: 22 July 2009  |  Last modified: 22 July 2009

    Belonging, Being & Becoming - An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia - Information for Families (Korean)

  15. Belonging, Being & Becoming- An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia- Information for Families (Macedonian)

    Created: 22 July 2009  |  Last modified: 22 July 2009

    Belonging, Being & Becoming - An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia - Information for Families (Macedonian)

  16. Belonging, Being & Becoming- An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia- Information for Families (Serbian)

    Created: 22 July 2009  |  Last modified: 22 July 2009

    Belonging, Being & Becoming - An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia - Information for Families (Serbian)

  17. Belonging, Being & Becoming- An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia- Information for Families (Somali)

    Created: 22 July 2009  |  Last modified: 22 July 2009

    Belonging, Being & Becoming - An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia - Information for Families (Somali)

  18. Belonging, Being & Becoming- An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia- Information for Families (Spanish)

    Created: 22 July 2009  |  Last modified: 22 July 2009

    Belonging, Being & Becoming - An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia - Information for Families (Spanish)

  19. Belonging, Being & Becoming- An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia- Information for Families (Tagalog)

    Created: 22 July 2009  |  Last modified: 22 July 2009

    Belonging, Being & Becoming - An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia - Information for Families (Tagalog)

  20. Belonging, Being & Becoming- An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia- Information for Families (Thai)

    Created: 22 July 2009  |  Last modified: 22 July 2009

    Belonging, Being & Becoming - An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia - Information for Families (Thai)

  21. Belonging, Being & Becoming- An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia- Information for Families (Turkish)

    Created: 22 July 2009  |  Last modified: 22 July 2009

    Belonging, Being & Becoming - An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia - Information for Families (Turkish)

  22. Belonging, Being & Becoming- An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia- Information for Families (Vietnamese)

    Created: 22 July 2009  |  Last modified: 22 July 2009

    Belonging, Being & Becoming - An Early Years Learning Framework for Australia - Information for Families (Vietnamese)

  23. Belonging, Being & Becoming- The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia

    Created: 16 July 2009  |  Last modified: 20 July 2009

    Belonging, Being & Becoming - The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia

  24. Belonging, Being & Becoming- The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia- Bookmark

    Created: 28 September 2009  |  Last modified: 28 September 2009

    Belonging, Being & Becoming - The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia - Bookmark

  25. Belonging, Being & Becoming- The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia- Information for families

    Created: 17 September 2009  |  Last modified: 17 September 2009

    Belonging, Being & Becoming - The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia - Information for families

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