They say change is as good as a holiday, but it can also be a little overwhelming for most of us at first! For many centres who had a comprehensive understanding of the National Quality Standard, the introduction of the revised NQS in 2018 has meant they’ve needed to change up their approach to meet the standards.
Last week Bonkers Beat members have attended the first of their biannual professional development full-day workshops – the Wellness Summit. At the current Summer Summits we’ve been lucky enough to have Order of Australia Medal recipient and early childhood consultant – Heather Barnes. Not only is Heather an industry expert, but she was contracted Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations to facilitate the training of Authorised Officers – needless to say, her knowledge of the requirements of the NQS is comprehensive!
Heather shared that a number of services have found meeting the standards and achieving an overall Exceeding Rating has been more challenging since the revision of the National Quality Framework (NQF).
So, what were the revisions? And how can your centre meet the standards?
At the Summits, Heather unpacked each of the Exceeding themes and provided us all with ideas and strategies for preparing for the next Assessment and Rating visit, while of course improving outcomes for children.
It’s clear that the number one priority should be to have an in depth understanding of what the framework wants from your centre. You should take great care in going over the official comparison document (find it here) to ensure you haven’t missed anything in the way of changes. And take a look here to understand the new guidelines on how Exceeding Rating is determined.
Is there a simple way to improve your NQS Rating?
Thinking it’s time to find a way to deliver an educational program that enhances every child’s development and empowers your educators to reach Exceeding through a practical and strategic approach that benefits everyone. You’ve come to the right place!
The Bonkers Beat programs were designed in line with revised NQS in mind as well as fosters optimal development and wellbeing for children. Not to mention the benefits for your centre and your educators (including the incredible Wellness Summits!)
To make the decision easier, and allow your centre, educators and children to reach their full potential, we want to offer you this FREE TRIAL of the Bonkers Beat Music Program!
Take an action! Start your free trial today and see for yourself how this award-winning music program can help you to go ‘above and beyond’ what is expected at the Meeting NQS level.
Hopefully, we’ll see you and your whole team at the Winter Wellness Summits! Take a look at what we did at the Summer Wellness Summits here and read the feedback from our wellness speaker at the events:
“Thank you Galina, for organising such a brilliant event. I had a wonderful time presenting at the Wellness Summit in Sydney. It was a joy meeting so many Educators committed to doing their best & achieving positive outcomes for children in their care. Educators who go the extra mile to make a difference in the lives of others. I’m looking forward to the Melbourne & Brisbane events” – Suzanne