Education supports regulation
The Education Standards Board supports early childhood education and care providers and services through education as much as regulation.
We know that most services are willing to comply with the legislation and National Quality Framework but some are unaware of some aspect of their responsibilities. So we are here to provide information to support them in providing higher-quality education and care to children.
So how do we do this?
Visits and meetings
Of course, education happens at site visits and meetings conducted by our authorised officers—whether for assessment and rating, monitoring or compliance and investigations. But there’s so much more.
By using our partnerships with approved providers (large and small) and their services, we strive to be more informed about your needs and strengths. Greater understanding leads to better regulation and services, improving outcomes for children.
In mid-2018, we introduced information sessions on topics we believed the sector needed the most support with. We have refined the content of these sessions over time, based on feedback by stakeholders and providers. These sessions have been extremely well received, and feedback suggests they have been useful for services and have provided us with information about the issues facing providers and services. So we will continue to offer sessions throughout 2019.
Late last year, we launched a redesigned website, making it easier for providers and educators to locate relevant information. The ‘Resources’ section of our website includes fact sheets on topics of interest to education and care services. We will be updating these fact sheets soon to be even better. So please have a look at them when you have a chance.
We also revamped our monthly newsletter, providing you with links to useful and relevant items and reminders about your important obligations.
We want to help your service be the best it can so we can meet our mutual goals of quality education, care and wellbeing for children and young people.
If you have any comments or suggested improvements about our visits and meetings, stakeholder forums, website or newsletter, please visit the ‘Feedback’ section of our website and let us know your thoughts.