2014 Key Resources & Information

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IMPORTANT RESOURCES for Early Years Educators

Key Documents Are Below   

See also: More Useful Resources

   
National Quality Standard

Assessment and Rating Instrument

You can use this document during your preparation for the upcoming assessment and rating process that will take place in your family day care home.  It would be a good tool to use to help prepare.

Moving into The 2012 National Quality Reforms
These are Powerpoint Presentation Slides (34) from a MANDATORY Training Session
held on November 14, 2011 for Bayside Family Day Care Early Years Educators. 

Covers:  What is New, Changes to Current Regulations, Focus on Shared Responsibilities (including direct monetary penalties for offences under the National Regulations), Quality Areas and How Ratings Work, Required Documentation and Assessments for Delivery of Educational program & Learning Outcomes for Children.

Presenter: Kym Groth, Professional Development & Support Manager,
Queensland Family Day Care Association.  Slides used with permission.

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 Guide to the National Quality Framework
 The Guide to the National Quality Framework provides an overview of the key elements of the new Framework and how to navigate the supporting resources.

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Guide to the Education and Care Services National Law and the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011 
Essential information for every Family Day Care Early Years Educator, with focus on
the operational requirements affecting your childcare practices.

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Guide to the National Quality Standard
Essential information for every Family Day Care Early Years Educator, with information
about the specific elements of practice under which you will be assessed going forward.

View PDF (24 MB)

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

The Framework forms the foundation for ensuring that children in all early childhood education and care settings experience quality teaching and learning. It has a specific emphasis on play-based learning and recognises the importance of communication and
language (including early literacy and numeracy) and social and emotional development.

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Educators' Guide to the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia
The Framework is built around a number of key concepts and principles which require educators to use particular understandings and practices effectively to achieve the desired outcomes. This Guide will help educators do this in their local settings.

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'Bringing the Framework to Life'
This was a May 2010 Presentation at a Training Night for Bayside Family Day Care Early Years Educators. 

Presenter: Kym Groth, Professional Development & Support Manager,
Queensland Family Day Care Association.  Slides used with permission.

   



My Time, Our Place - Framework for School Age Care in Australia
 
Friday 19 August, 2011.   Curriculum

My Time, Our Place—Framework for School Age Care in Australia has been designed for use by school age care educators working in partnership with children, their families and the community, including schools. It represents Australia’s first national framework for school age care to be used by school age care educators, and aims to extend and enrich children’s wellbeing and development in school age care settings.

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Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011
 
Friday 14 October, 2011.   Legislation

National Regulations - approved for publication.

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Child Care Service Handbook 2010-2011
 
Tuesday 20 September, 2011

The Child Care Service Handbook 2010-2011 is for all approved child care services operating under the Child Care Management system. The handbook is updated and published online each year.

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 Staying Healthy in Childcare:
 Preventing Infectious Diseases in Child Care 

This is the Fourth Edition, first published in 2006. An update is underway and this site will be updated, and you will be notified by email if you are an early years educator with Bayside Family Day Care, once a new edition is published.

 

 
 
 


Headline Indicators for Children’s Health, Development and Wellbeing

Friday 29 July, 2011.   Data

This report provides the latest available information on how children aged 0–12 years are faring in 19 priority areas in Australia and the states and territories. It covers a number of developmental phases including the prenatal period, infancy, early childhood and school-age childhood. The report covers a wide variety of topics, including: health status, risk and protective factors, early learning and care and family and community environments.

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A Practical Vision for Early Childhood Education and Care – What would you like to grow?
 
Tuesday 1 March, 2011.   Policy

The purpose of this paper is to help shape Australia’s national discussion of early childhood education and care (ECEC). It identifies the features of a system designed to promote the best development of children, and recognises that the majority of parents will rely on such a system as they choose to re-enter the workforce before their children go to school.

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