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NQF Workbook *only $22 plus postage*
Gowrie SA is pleased to announce the national release of this new National Quality Framework (NQF) Workbook developed to support education and care services across Australia transitioning to the National Quality Framework.
The NQF Workbook is a practical guide for education and care services including Long Day Care, Preschool, Outside School Hours Care and Family Day care that uses an action plan approach to lead the transition to the NQF. It is presented as a 103 page spiral bound workbook that enables services to plan for, lead and work through the implementation of changes. It explores leading change, including pedagogical leadership, documentation for quality assurance, risk analysis and it supports the initial development of a Quality Improvement Plan.
There are activities throughout the workbook to involve educators in implementing changes with spaces to record notes, actions and follow up required. There is an opportunity to develop a comprehensive action plan using the template supplied that systematically progresses through each section of the NQF Workbook which can be linked with the service's Quality Improvement Plan.
View a sample of the workbook here
Download an order form here
Transitioning to the new National Quality Framework (NQF)
The Professional Support Coordinator (Gowrie SA) is working closely with PSCs from all states and territories, the Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations (DEEWR), State Government to roll out a national strategy supporting child care services to understand and implement the new National Quality Framework (NQF) commencing on 1 January 2012.
We are ready to support services prepare for the new system. In 2011-2012, a broad range of resources, professional development, consultancy and support services is available at subsidised rates for eligible services, starting with the free NQF OnlineFoundational Session. You can be confident that you will be the first to receive the most up to date information about the NQF.
In a significant change from the old QA system, a key focus of the NQF requires educators to articulate their practice and knowledge base. The best preparation for NQF is to be working now towards embedding theEarly Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the Framework for School Age Care (MTOP) into practice.
- Training and support for OSHC and Family Day Care Services transitioning to the NQF
- Training and support for Early Childhood Services transitioning to the NQF
For more information on any of these services, contact the Professional Support Coordinator (Gowrie SA)
Gowrie SA (PSC) provides a range of professional development, support and resources to support services to embed the Learning Frameworks in Practice, fully customised for your service type and team needs.
The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the Framework for School Age Care (MTOP) are a key requirement of the new National Quality Framework. The frameworks are used to guide consistent and high quality practices that aim for improved learning outcomes for children.
For a copy of Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Frameworkclick here
More information and support for EYLF is available from:
Gowrie SA, Professional Support Coordinator (PSC) see our EYLF page
My Time, Our Place: Framework for School Age Care
For a copy of Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework click here
More information and support for MTOP is available from:
Gowrie SA, Professional Support Coordinator (PSC) see our MTOP page
Online Resources & Support are also available from the National PSC Alliance website http://www.pscalliance.org.au