It was that time of year again when an enthusiastic group of MCCCC educators participated in Melbourne City Mission’s Sleep at the G. Sleep at the G is now in its seventh year and raises much needed funds for Melbourne City Mission, who support more than 5,000 people experiencing homelessness a week. This year, Melbourne City Mission was also hoping to raise funds to support their newly opened crisis accommodation centre for at-risk young people, Frontyard.
Assessment & Rating
MCCCC adheres to the National Quality Framework (NQF) and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).
The EYLF is an early childhood curriculum framework, which informs the educational programs at MCCCC. The framework describes the principles, practice and outcomes to support and enhance young children's learning from birth to five years*. The framework focuses strongly on a successful transition to formal schooling and emphasises the importance of communication and language, as well as social and emotional development.
The NQS provides standards of quality practices for care provided in our service. Accreditation is issued by the Australian Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) through scheduled site visits and, where appropriate, spontaneous visits.
The seven Standards under the NQS are:
1. Educational program and practice
2. Children’s health and safety
3. Physical environment
4. Staffing arrangements
5. Relationships with children
6. Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
7. Leadership and service management.
Our last accreditation took place in 2018. Dunstan Reserve (MCCCC’s largest centre) was rated overall as exceeding the NQS. We are very proud of this result and will continue to maintain a high quality standard of care that meets the need of our staff, children and families.
*More information about the EYLF (and a copy of the framework) can be accessed at www.mychild.gov.au
Dunstan Reserve Rating (101 KB)
Mitchell Street Rating (296 KB)
Tinning Street Rating (148 KB)