Michelle builds on 20 years in private and corporate childcare and early childhood education as an educator, manager, and regional/state manager including as a business analyst for a childcare software company.
Her first interaction with Educa was in New Zealand (where the company began) many years ago.
The revised NQS now make it easier to use elements and standards.
Within the first six months of 2018, services should concentrate on getting to know the revised quality areas and use that understanding to update their QIP,” she says, who offers a fee-for-service to guide centres on updating their QIP.“Also, make sure if you cater for school-aged children that the care ratios are correct and that your planning aligns with the changes.”She adds: “Make sure that every educator is booked into child protection training.
After each standard you will see a section that outlines what exceeding practice would look like.”This is probably the easiest one to do.
Use it to guide practice and start some professional conversations.