“All children need to know that others care about them, know them well and are interested in what they do, think and feel. Developing responsive, warm, trusting and respectful relationships with children promotes their wellbeing, self-esteem and sense of security.”

P. 124 – Guide to the National Quality Standard

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National Quality Framework Blog

Welcome to Community Child Care Co-operative’s NQF Blog. We will post contributions monthly with the intent to inform, influence and inspire our readers.

The brave and still relatively new NQF world offers us many and varied highs along with some lows. This blog will cover a variety of NQF related topics with contributions from enthusiastic and passionate early childhood stakeholders.

Enjoy your reading and we’d love to hear from you, too.




Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hosting Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

As educators, we recognise the importance of developing authentic relationships with families. It’s vital, but it takes time. Establishing these connections is part of our daily practices. Our centre philosophy evidences the importance of setting a culture for families to be actively involved and participate in ways that are appropriate...

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Twinkle

Monday, December 8, 2014

I am a strong advocate for children being accepted and valued for their amazing capacity for thought and emotional intelligence. Our children have reinforced my belief over and again but maybe no more than during this recent event. We have a most wonderful pet: a spiny leaf stick insect named Twinkle. Twinkle arrived at pre-school on...

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

We all know that starting school is an important and often tumultuous time for children and their families. During this significant stage in life a range of emotions are experienced by the child and family. Emotions of excitement, fear, joy, apprehension may be experienced. As early childhood educators, we believe that a...

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Yesterday and today we’ve had controversy in the outdoor environment… the sandpit has remained closed. Yes. Closed. I think that sand pits are brilliant. There’s not a developmental area that can’t be enhanced by a good sand session. But having it there every single day can also be quite detrimental, in my humble opinion. We all know...

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Documentation

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

One of the biggest points of discussion at our staff meetings is documentation, how much time it takes, does it make a difference to our classroom practise and outcomes for children, and do families really care? Feedback from some families has told as that they just like to look at the...

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A recent conversation with some colleagues around the process of reviewing the Quality Improvement Plan sparked me into putting some words together for our NQF blog. At this time of year, all early education and care services should have taken the time to undertake a review of the QIP, the culmination of...

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Friday, March 21, 2014

The staff at Cronulla Preschool recently celebrated Harmony Day with the children and families of our Preschool community. It was a little different this year. After last year’s Harmony Day celebration we decided to critically reflect on what the purpose was in celebrating the day and what were the learning outcomes for adults and children...

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