At Barry Beckett we follow the National Quality Framework; this guides our practices and ensures we are meeting current national standards for childcare. We currently have been assessed by the Department of Education under the new Assessment and Rating process.
National Regulations (Assessment & Rating Awards)
1. Excellent Rating
2. Exceeding National Quality Standard
3. Meeting National Quality Standard
4. Working Towards National Quality Standard
5. Significant Improvement Required
As part of the National Quality Framework, the Centre undertakes a Quality Improvement Plan, which is developed with consultation with families staff and children. The Quality Improvement Plan provides strategies for improvement based on areas we seek to improve guiding us to reach the highest standard of quality and care. This is an ongoing process and is regularly reviewed and updated.
The National Quality Framework is split into 7 quality areas:
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
Standards & Elements
The National Quality Standard contains 18 standards with two or three standards in each Quality Area. These standards are high-level outcome statements. Under each standard sit elements that describe the outcomes that contribute to the standard being achieved. There are 58 elements in total.