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1.     Provide a brief description of each of the following components of the National Quality Framework and describe the relevance of each in a childcare centre:

a)    The National Legislative Framework

b)    The National Quality Standard

c)    Approved learning frameworks

 

 

Description

Relevance

a)    The National Legislative Framework

 

 

b)    The National Quality Standard (NQS)

 

 

 

c)    Approved learning frameworks

 

 




2.    A childcare centre must undergo audits by ACECQA to make sure it meets the compliance requirements set out by the National Law, the National Regulations, the National Quality Standard, and any other relevant laws.

A Quality Improvement Plan, which involves a self-assessment, is one of the requirements for the auditing process.

a.     Describe two (2) ways to collect information from staff, children, families, and the community that will help a childcare educator conduct a well-informed self-assessment of their centre and its services.

b.    Identify processes for engaging stakeholders in the planning and consultation stages of quality assurance. Fill in the table below.

 

a.    Collecting information

Staff:

i.       

ii.     

 

Children:

i.       

ii.     

 

Families:

i.       

ii.     

 

The community:

i.      

ii.      



b.    Engaging stakeholders

Identify one (1) strategy for each stakeholder for the planning and evaluating phases of quality assurance:

Stakeholder

How to engage when planning quality assurance

How to engage duringevaluation of quality assurance

 

Staff members at a childcare centre

 

 

 

Children 

(students at a childcare centre)

 

 

 

Families of students at a childcare centre

 

 

 

Community where the childcare centre is located

 

 

 



 

3.    Match the following legislation, regulations, and frameworks to their relevance to the early childhood education sector.

A.    Disability Discrimination Act 1992

B.    Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics (2016)

C.    Framework for School Age Care

D.   The National Quality Standards

E.    The National Regulations

Write the letter of their corresponding letters on the spaces provided.

 

 

i.        This clearly explains the responsibilities of all parties in relation to one another and to children and families using the childcare service.

 

ii.      This sets out the process for the rating and assessment of education and care services against the national quality standard, including the rating levels.

 

iii.    This aims to extend and enrich the well-being and development of children 6 to 12 years of age in education and care settings by assisting services to provide children opportunities to engage in leisure and play-based experiences.

 

iv.     This makes it unlawful to treat staff or students differently because some of their attributes and/or abilities are different from most staff or children.

 

v.       This allows each service to adopt approaches that are most appropriate to the children being educated and cared for at that service.



4.    Describe two (2) changes that have occurred in the last five (5) years which alter the way a centre operates.

 

      i.          

    ii.          

 

5.    When facilitating a meeting or group discussion, it is important to ensure the meeting runs smoothly. Among the choices below, select three (3) techniques that will help a meeting or group discussion run smoothly. 

 


a)       Do not allow attendees to speak during the meeting.


b)       Communicate the meeting's purpose and desired outcomes to all attendees.


c)       Keep the purpose of the meeting confidential, except from the top management.


d)       Designate a meeting leader who understands meeting principles, is familiar with the agenda and is a skilled facilitator.


e)       Limit number of items to a reasonable amount for the meeting's timeframe.


f)        Discuss as many items as possible in the meeting.

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