Tiny Tiger Early Learning Centre is approved to operate a long day care under the Education and Care Services National Law (the Law) and the Education and Care Services National Regulations (the Regulations). We operate under the National Quality Framework developed by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
The National Quality Framework (NQF) aims to raise the quality of childcare in Australia and create nationally consistent standards of operation for all early childhood education services. The National Quality Framework encompasses the Law, the Regulations, the National Quality Standards, the Approved Learning Frameworks and the assessment and rating process.
At Tiny Tiger Early Learning Centre, we plan our programs and activities in line with the above framework. We operate under the “Belonging, Being and Becoming” learning framework and with the aim of achieving a high rating against the national quality standards.
The National Quality Standards are:
Educational program and practice: Educational program and practice of educators are child-centred, stimulating and maximise opportunities for enhancing and extending each child’s learning and development
Children’s health and safety: Children have the right to experience quality education and care in an environment that safeguards and promotes their health, safety and wellbeing
Physical environment: Physical environment is safe, suitable and provides a rich and diverse range of experiences that promote children’s learning and development.
Staffing arrangements: Qualified and experienced educators, who develop warm, respectful relationships with children, create predictable environments and encourage children’s active engagement in the learning program.
Relationships with children: Relationships with children are responsive, respectful and promote children’s sense of security and belonging.
Collaborative partnerships with families and communities: Collaborative relationships with families are fundamental to achieving quality outcomes for children, and community partnerships based on active communication, consultation and collaboration are essential.
Governance and leadership: Effective leadership and governance of the service contributes to quality environments for children’s learning and development. Effective leaders establish shared values for the service and set clear direction for the service’s continuous improvement.