From 2012, the Australian
Government's National Reform Agenda will be implemented in the early childhood
education and care (ECEC) industry through the National Quality Framework
The NQF includes the National
Quality Standards (NQS), the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the Education and Care Services National Regulations.
The NQS is a quality rating system
that drives continuous improvements across each Service. The changes will
streamline and integrate our Licensing and Accreditation arrangements. The NQS
will be applied across all long day care centres, preschools, kindergartens,
family day care schemes and outside school hours care services in Australia.
Part of the NQS is the implementation of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).This new framework, or way of understanding and working with children is titled
'Becoming, Being & Belonging'. It is the ultimate guide for everyone in Australia who works in Early Childhood education & care.
The EYLF is currently being implemented at Tiny Tots Early Learning Centre and the connections in the children's Learning Outcomes are displayed in our programs, children's portfolios and throughout our environment.
Please ask staff for more information......
We have a
commitment to caring for the physical environment with an emphasis on natural
and sustainable resources and embedding this into everyday practices with the
Associated practices include
role-modelling and inclusion of the following;
Worm benefits (and creating
Planting processes and
Water tanks and water-saving
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
strategies and donations
Educating families about
sustainable practices at preschool and in the wider community