Welcome to the mid-year issue of The Moreland SCCCCoop. And firstly—I have to ask—is it really July?? As you read this, I will be on European soil, enjoying an extended break with family and friends...
Assessment & Training
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 April, 2014. 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 (133 KB)
Mitchell Street Rating (296 KB)
Tinning Street Rating (101 KB)