First Years Early Childhood Consulting and Vegepod have teamed up to bring healthy eating and sustainability to Early Childhood Services. The concept of ‘patch to plate’ is often a foreign concept for young children, so we are working to make
Welcome to the newest edition of First Years Early Childhood Consulting quality area newsletter. This issue we look at Quality Area 4, staffing arrangements. Quality area 4 is broken into 2 standards and 4 elements, and focuses on 2 important
Welcome to First Years Early Childhood Consulting’s third Quality Area Newsletter. The last two have been met with such overwhelming positivity, we thought we would keep going.
National Quality Standard 2 looks at how services provide children a healthy and safe environment to play, learn and grow in
Children’s health and safety sounds pretty important right? However, a recent ACECQA (2017) report showed that this area was the third lowest area for meeting overall, with 60% of all rated services meeting this area and 23% exceeding this area.
Before we start to discuss the changes to the National Quality Standards that will be applied in 2018, we thought we would look over the current National Quality Standards and provide provocations for educators to think about their practices and
First Years specialises in supporting services throughout the assessment and rating process. Although achieving the standards can be done in different ways, we have devised some top tips for those educators who may not have gone through the process before,