The National Framework is a key contribution to the National Early Childhood Strategy (Commonwealth of Australia 2009a). It has three key elements:
- The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
- A National Quality Standard
- A National Quality Rating System
(Above three elements must meet compliance under the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011 Reg. Part 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6 & 4.7)
These elements drive continuous improvement and provide educators and families with robust and relevant information about quality care and learning.
“The Early Years Learning Framework in Practice, B.Raban, K.Margetts, A.Church & J.Deans)”