National Quality Framework
The National Quality Framework is Australia’s system for regulating early learning and school age care including legislation and national quality standard, sector profiles and data, and learning frameworks. The Framework assists educators in implementing quality learning programs in their service.
Early Learning and Child Care centres must go through an assessment and rating process to ensure they are meeting the ‘National Quality Standards’. We are proud to share that we have been rated as ‘Exceeding’ the standards by ACECQA, the governing body of our industry, for our Mindarie Primary and Hamersley services.
Early Years Learning Framework
At Keiki Early Learning, we fully embrace the Early Years Learning Framework, which was developed to ensure children aged 0-5 years are provided with quality education programs at this vital time in their development. We promote play-based learning that is engaging and builds success for life. Our learning programs are responsive to children’s ideas, interests, strengths and abilities, and recognise that children learn through their play. The EYLF is based on the key principles of Belonging, Being and Becoming:
- Belonging is the basis for living a fulfilling life.
- Being is about living here and now. Childhood is a special time in life and children need time to just ‘be’—time to play, try new things and have fun.
- Becoming is about the learning and development that young children experience. Children start to form their sense of identity from an early age, which shapes the type of adult they will become.
My Time, Our Place - Framework for School Age Care
My Time, Our Place has been developed by the Australian Government to ensure school-aged children receive a high standard of education and care. The framework helps care services to develop opportunities for children to participate in leisure and play-based activities that respond to their needs, interests and choices.
The Framework for School Age Care acknowledges the importance of play and leisure in children’s learning and development and that their learning is not limited to any particular time or place. At Keiki, we fully support the Framework in encouraging social and emotional development through play, and ensuring that children in our OSHC services engage in quality experiences for rich learning, personal development and citizenship opportunities.