and our Quality Improvement Plan (QIP)
Maria (Babies room)
Maria is off to visit her family in Romania, she will return to work on Wednesday 20th August.
Claire (Admin support Office)
Claire is heading off for a relaxing week from Monday 14th July and will return to work on Monday 21st July.
Tara (Assistant Director/ Educational leader Office)
Tara is off to Europe and America from Monday 14th July and will return to work on Monday 22nd September.
Maria (Babies room)
Claire (Admin support Office)
Rukmini (Director Office)
Rukmini is off to Canada and beautiful Alaska with her family. She departs on Monday 28th July and will return to work on Thursday 29th August.
While these lucky people are away, this is what it will look like.
Lita will be working in the babies room while Maria is away. (Now until middle of August)
Nikki will be working in the Office as Educational Leader while Tara is away. (end of July until end of September)
Dinata will step up as Group 2 leader while Nikki is Educational leader. (end of July until end of September)
Guzel will work in the office each morning as Assistant Director while Ruki and Tara are away. (end of July until end of August)
Claire will be here from Tuesday to Thursday to support all the administrative requirements of the Centre; please see Claire for any information regarding changes to bookings, invoices, payments and any general administrative inquiries.
Renuka will be working in the kinder room as an additional educator while Nikki is out of the room. (end of July until end of September)
The National Quality Standard (NQS)
The National Quality Standard (NQS) is a key aspect of the National Quality Framework (NQF) and sets a national benchmark for early childhood education and care services.
As the NQF progresses, every service in the country will be assessed to make sure it meets the new quality standard. To ensure children enjoy the best possible conditions in their early educational and developmental years, the NQS promotes continuous improvement in quality.
Assessment and rating Process
The NQS introduced ratings for children's education and care services. Each service receives and overall rating and a rating for each Quality Area:
QA1: Educational Program and Practice
QA2: Children's Health and Safety
QA3: Physical Environment
QA4: Staffing Arrangements
QA5: Relationships with Children
QA6: Collaborative Partnerships with Families
QA7: Leadership and Service Management
There are five rating levels within the national quality rating and assessment process:
- Excellent rating – awarded by ACECQA
- Exceeding National Quality Standard
- Meeting National Quality Standard
- Working Towards National Quality Standard
- Significant Improvement Required
Quality Improvement Plan (QIP)
As part of the assessment and rating process all services are required to have a Quality Improvement Plan (QIP). The aim of a QIP is to help providers self-assess their performance in delivering quality education and care and to plan future improvements. The QIP also helps the regulatory authorities with their assessment of the service.
A QIP helps providers to document the strengths of their services and to recognise areas for improvement.
Responsible Person in Day to Day Charge of the Centre: Who is this?
Related sections of National Law/ Regulation:
7.1.5: Applicant must be fit and proper
Education and Care Services National Law Part 4; Div 1 (105: Purpose of Supervisor Certificate)
"A supervisor certificate makes the person to whom it is issued eligible to be placed in day to day charge of an approved education and care service"
Each service must have a person who has been approved as a "suitable" responsible person in charge of the service. We are issued with Certified Supervisor certificates and have had comprehensive training around the Regulations and recommended practise with regard to all areas of responsibility.
This nominated person is Rukmini and in her absence it is Tara.
As Rukmini and Tara will be away, Guzel will be the nominated person in day to day charge of the Service with others for back up.
The following is a list of additional certified supervisors at the Centre:
Josephine Yating Chang
Kinder Room Groups Model - Phase 2
Thank you all for your feedback in regards to the Kinder room routine and groups. After reviewing the model with educators, children and families we have come up with the following routine/ plan for the day. These changes are based on your feedback and primarily focussed on providing increased opportunity for children to mix within the age groups.
8:15am - 10am Mixed age groups
10am - 12pm Two groups (group one inside and group two outside)
12pm - 1pm Lunch
1pm - 1:15pm Rest and or sleep
1:15pm - 3pm Two groups (group one outside and group two inside)
3pm Mixed age groups and afternoon tea
We hope this provides the balance of mixed age groups and meeting the children's developmental stages that became apparent from the surveys.
Your feedback has been very valuable in reviewing this process and we endeavour to review this again in 2-3 months. Please feel free to touch base with educators if you have any queries or concerns.