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The landscape of early childhood education and care in Australia is continually changing. It’s crucial for the sector to stay informed about the latest advancements to guarantee optimal learning and development opportunities for children, including staying abreast of the updated national learning frameworks.
Come January 2024, Australia’s Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector is poised for a significant shift with the introduction of version 2 of the nationally approved learning frameworks. Throughout 2023, the original frameworks will run concurrently with the new version, providing a transition period for services to adjust and enhance their practices. These frameworks, namely “Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia” and “My Time, Our Place: Framework for School Age Care in Australia,” have undergone revisions to better align with the changing needs of educators, children and families. Join us as we delve into these changes and their implications for education and care providers nationwide.
Australia has maintained a steadfast dedication to delivering top-notch education and care for children from birth to 12 years old. The National Quality Framework (NQF) stands as a fundamental pillar of this commitment, with nationally approved learning frameworks playing a crucial role within it. These frameworks serve as a guiding beacon for providers of early childhood education and care, facilitating the creation of enriching learning environments that foster the thriving development of children and embed opportunities for lifelong learning.
As Version 2 of the revised national learning frameworks is scheduled for rollout in January 2024, it’s essential for approved providers and services to ready themselves for this transition. Here are some steps to contemplate:
Navigating change may pose challenges, yet it also unveils opportunities for growth and improvement. The revised national learning frameworks in Australia signify a positive stride toward elevating the quality of early childhood education and care in the nation. By acquainting yourself with the changes and taking proactive measures to prepare, you can guarantee that your ECEC service is well-prepared to deliver optimal learning experiences for children.
To enable the 2.0 versions of these frameworks in Playground at your service, please contact our incredible QikKids support team to request this be turned on in your Playground system. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact QikKids support.