Having a yarn on quality support

In the interests of learning from each other and discovering more about best practice in ECE, the Aboriginal Quality Support program is being delivered across NSW.

This program is designed to assist Aboriginal services and those supporting Aboriginal children, to better understand the National Quality Framework (NQF), by working collaboratively, sharing knowledge and hearing from sector-leading services and reflecting on experiences with other like-minded services from the community.

Following an initial survey to help tailor the program sessions, services participating were asked to discuss issues they are passionate about, as well as any challenges they may have faced.

Some of the topics that encouraged valuable discussion included the experience of services rated as Excellent or Exceeding National Quality Standard (NQS), the new Exceeding Themes, Quality Improvement Plans and the Assessment & Rating process.

Participants also shared ideas and best practice in providing education and care that is meaningful and culturally relevant to Aboriginal children.

Information gathered at these sessions will inform the design of future face-to-face training, and support the development of culturally specific NQF resources.

The first session was held in Toronto, with the final session completed in Walgett at the end of June.

If you would like more information, please contact Kieran Brown, Project Officer, Early Childhood Education on (02) 8633 1897 or kieran.brown38@det.nsw.edu.au.

Category:  July 2018,

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