National Quality Standards
In 2012 the Federal Government implemented the National Quality Standards (NQS), which set a national benchmark for early childhood education and care. By understanding the quality of a service, families can make a better informed decision in the education and care of their child.
The NQS brings together the 7 key quality areas that are important to outcomes for children.
- Educational program and practice
- Children’s health and safety
- Physical environment
- Staffing arrangements
- Relationships with children
- Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
- Leadership and service management
Services are assessed and rated by their regulatory authority against the NQS, and given a rating for each of the 7 quality areas and an overall rating based on these results.
In 2016, Brompton Children’s Centre Inc. was assessed as part of the NQS. We received a rating of ‘exceeding NQS’ in areas 6 and 7, and ‘meeting NQS’ in all other areas. This gave us an overall rating of ‘meeting NQS’.
Find out more about the NQS here.