Starting Blocks provides parents with information about early childhood education and care to help them make the best choice for their child and family.
Starting Blocks is a starting point to:
Our aim is to provide you and your family with trusted information, all in one place – welcome to Starting Blocks.
Starting Blocks is brought to you by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). ACECQA is the national body, overseeing the implementation of the National Quality Framework (NQF), which has been developed to improve the standard of education and care.
The National Quality Framework (NQF) was the result of an agreement between all Australian governments to work together to provide better educational and developmental outcomes for children.
The NQF introduced a new quality standard in 2012 to improve education and care across long day care, family day care, preschool/kindergarten, and outside school hours care.
The NQF includes:
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