Useful Links

This page contains a list of useful links to organisations and/or websites that can provide you with more information.

 

  • Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)

    About ACECQA

    The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) is an independent national authority that assists governments in implementing the National Quality Framework (NQF) for early childhood education and care.

    ACECQA works with the Australian and state and territory governments to:

    • implement changes that benefit children birth to 13 years of age and their families
    • monitor and promote the consistent application of the Education and Care Services National Law across all states and territories
    • support the early childhood education and care sector to improve quality outcomes for children.

    Click Here for further information.

  • National Quality Framework

    National Quality Framework

    The National Quality Framework raises quality and drives continuous improvement and consistency in Australian education and care services. The NQF introduces a new quality standard to improve education and care across long day care, family day care, preschool/kindergarten, and outside school hours care.

    Click here for further information.

  • The National Quality Standard

    The National Quality Standard

    The National Quality Standard (NQS) is a key aspect of the NQF and sets a national benchmark for early childhood education and care, and outside school hours care services in Australia. As the NQF progresses, every service in the country will be assessed to make sure it meets the new quality standard. In the meantime, as safety is paramount all day and every day, every service must comply with rigorous health and safety requirements. To ensure children enjoy the best possible conditions in their early educational and developmental years, the NQS promotes continuous improvement in quality. The major benefits for parents and children include:

    • Improved educator to child ratios
    • Greater individual care and attention for children
    • Educators with increased skills and qualifications
    • Better support for children’s learning and development
    • A national register to help parents assess the quality of education and care services in their area.

    Click Here for further information.

  • National Law and Regulations

    National Law and Regulations

    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 and associated regulatory system are 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.

    To contact ECRU click here.

  • Centrelink

    Centrelink

    The Australian Government provides families with financial assistance to help cover the cost of approved child care through the Child Care Benefit and the Child Care Rebate.

    Families that enrol at Jump Early Development Services and Jump Early Development Services OSHC are able to access this financial assistance from the Australian Government

    Click here for further information.