Child Care Related Regulations and Information
Here we have collected a range of relevant child care related resources, in terms of regulations, documentation and general information for anyone wishing to become a Family Day Care provider or even existing Care Providers in Brisbane and surrounding areas.
Government Regulations and Resources
- Blue Card Application Information (QLD)
- My Child – Find local child care and much more
- Australian Government – Department of Human Services
Family Day Care National Quality Framework
- Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations
- ACECQA NQF Resources
- National Quality Standards
General Family Day Care Resources
Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)
ACECQA – Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority – their focus is on improving the quality of early children’s education and care services across Australia. They will be monitoring and promoting the consistent application of the Education and Care Services National Law across all states and territories and will also oversee how the National Quality Standard is applied across the country and ensure that services are meeting the new requirements.
ACECQA has a range of resources available to assist educators, approved providers and Regulatory Authorities.
National Quality Framework resources
Download the National Quality Framework guides and templates, or order a National Quality Framework Resource Kit here.
You can download learning frameworks and associated resources including Being, Belonging and Becoming – The Early Years Framework for Australia and My Time, Our Place – Framework for School Age Care in Australia here.
Assessment and Rating resources
Resources for services and regulatory authorities to assist in understanding the Assessment and Rating process, available here.
Operational Information for Regulatory Authorities and ACECQA
Resources and material available for Regulatory Authorities and ACECQA staff can be found here.
Templates and forms
The sample forms from the Guide to the National Law and National Regulations are available to download in PDF and editable Word versions here.
Five fast facts
Read a series of short articles from the ACECQA newsletter here.
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
- DEEWR Website – Early Childhood
- National Early Childhood Development Strategy
- Early Years Learning Framework
- DEEWR – National Quality Standard : The new National Quality Standard will help services to provide the best possible level of early childhood education and care by being clear about the factors that best support a child’s development.
- Kidsafe Queensland is a not for profit organisation dedicated to preventing death and injury to children. Click here for Kidsafe Family Day Care Safety Guidelines
Professional Support Coordinator Queensland (PSCQ)
PSCQ is a project of the Health and Community Services Workforce Council and is funded by the Australian Government to coordinate professional support for Queensland child care services eligible for the Child Care Benefit.
- Staying Healthy in Child Care
- Early Childhood Australia
- Early Childhood Australia – Code of Ethics
- Glossary of Child Care Related Terms
- QLD Government; Poisoning Prevention – Plants and Mushrooms
- QLD Government; Poisons Information Centre, around the home
- QLD Government Car Safety Child Restraint Information
- Australian Toy Association – Toy and Play Environment Safety
- Developing Your Fire Evacuation Plan – Queensland Fire and Rescue
- Queensland Children’s Library
- Australian Child Restraint resource Initiative
For more information, check back soon, or contact us.