If you are looking for child care in Cannington or any Perth suburb, the National Quality Standard helps protect your child by maintaining quality in seven different areas. It is part of the Government’s National Quality Standard (NQS) that protects Australians in numerous areas.
The NQS for child care covers long day care, family day care, preschool, kindergarten and before or after hours school care. For childcare, seven different areas are assessed for quality. Then they are rated according to the NQS. Here is what they rate in child care.
Educational Program and Practice
Your child is required to be given opportunities to participate in play-based learning. You will find a lot about play based learning in this blog. It is the way preschoolers learn the best and fastest.
Your Child’s Health and Safety
It is the child care centre’s job to protect your child from illness or injury. This includes eliminating hazards and taking steps to reduce the spread of colds, flu or childhood diseases.
The Physical Environment
The facility must be kept clean and safe. It must be well-maintained to prevent hazards that could harm your child.
There must be enough qualified educators and carers to ensure that your child is safe and has ample opportunities to learn with enough individual attention to make it effective.
Relationships with Children
Your child must feel safe, welcome and supported.
Collaborative Partnerships with Communities and Families
This is a long way of saying child care centres must promote inclusion and diversity. Everyone in the community is welcome.
Leadership and Service Management
Each facility must be well-managed to properly care for your child.
Child Care Centre Ratings
There are three possible grades in each category. The highest is “Exceeding.” the middle rating is “Meeting.” The lowest grade is “Working towards.”
To learn more or to arrange child care for your child, call your nearest Cuddles Childcare Centre in the Perth area today.