QA1

QA1 (5)

Quality Area 1: Educational program and practice This quality area of the National Quality Standard focuses on ensuring that the educational program and practice is stimulating and engaging and enhances children’s learning and development. In school age care services, the program nurtures the development of life skills and complements children’s experiences, opportunities and relationships at school, at home and in the community (ACECQA Guide to the NQS pg19)

NQS 1Website Links

Sometimes it is hard to find the information you are looking for. We have provided some links to various websites that link to Quality Area 1.
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Developmental Milestones and the EYLF

This document is part of the Early Years Learning Framework Practice Based Resources-Developmental Milestones. Educators need to be aware of what age and stages children develop if they are to notice and support the child individually. If infants or children are not progressing through in a manner consistent with their individual needs it is imperative that educators are aware and provide ongoing nurturing and support in collaboration with families.
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QA1 Pedagogy

Guide to the National Quality Standard states 'Pedagogical principles can be incorporated into program delivery to promote children’s learning by: adopting holistic practices, being responsive to children, planning and implementing learning through play, intentional teaching, creating learning environments, valuing cultural and social contexts and providing continuity of learning, transitions and assessments for learning (adapted from the Early Years Learning Framework, pages 14–18) participating in secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships and…
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QA1 Frameworks

Quality Area 1 is the only area the two approved frameworks are actually discussed. The two frameworks being The Early Years Learning Framework and My Time, Our Place Framework. In NSW these are the only two approved frameworks that need to be followed unlike other states who have other existing frameworks to also abide by. This makes following the framework in NSW a little more simpler than it is for…
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QA1 Philosophy

Quality Area 1 Educational program and practice This area focuses on pedagogical practices of educators and co-ordinators as well as the development of programs that promote children's learning across the five learning outcomes. To develop a program you need to understand your beliefs of why you want to provide care and education and if this follows your philosophy. ACECQA provides information on how to revise a philosophy. Revising the service…
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