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- Overview of the National Quality Framework
- How the National Quality Standards Work
- National Quality Standard Ratings
- Belonging, Being, Becoming – Early Years Learning Framework
Involves the management of the service, confidentially of records policy and all procedures. At Kids on Tulip Early Learning Centre we are guided by the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011 and Education and Services National Law Act 2010.
Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA)
- Oversees implementation of the National Quality Framework (NQF)
- Makes the Education and Care National Regulations
- Appoints members of AECQA Board
Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA):
- Guides the implementation of the NQF
- Publishes guides and resources for the sector, parents and the community
- Establishes, publishes and maintains national registers including approved providers, approved education and care services and their ratings and certified supervisors
- Promotes the consistent application of the National Law across all state and territories
- Provides national oversight of the NQF and ensures consistency
State / Territory based Regulatory Authority:
Approved providers, services and certified supervisors primarily interact with the Regulatory Authority in Victoria.
The State Regulatory Authority:
- administers the NQF
- issues approvals and supervisor certificates
- assesses services against the National Quality Standard
- monitors and enforce the National Law
- reviews and investigate complaints
Rating and Assessment
All early learning centres, Australia wide, are assessed by their state/territory regulatory authority to ensure that they are meeting the National Quality Standards. Kids on Tulip has recently been through this accreditation process and has obtained the rating of ‘meeting national quality standards’.
Child care benefit (CCB)
Kids on Tulip Early Learning Centre is registered as a provider of “Approved Care” under the Child Care Management System (“CCMS”). Under CCMS the Federal Government provides us with each family’s approval details directly, which is why each family must be registered with the FAO.
There are two ways to receive the CCB subsidy, which are:
- Reduced Fee: the amount of your CCB fee subsidy is deducted from the daily fee you pay to us, and we collect the CCB subsidy on your behalf from the FAO;
- or Full Fee: you may elect to pay the full daily fee to us, and then you claim a lump sum refund via the FAO at the end of the financial year.
Child care rebate (CCR)
The Child Care Rebate (CCR) provides eligible families with a 50% rebate of their out-of-pocket child care fees, to a maximum of $7,500 per annum per child per annum. That is, it is 50% of the total fees paid after deducting the CCB or JET subsidy referred to above.
It is currently not means tested, and this means that eligible families may be entitled to receive this, even if their CCB % rate is zero. CCR can also be paid to us directly just select the option ‘pay to service’.
Further information and the eligibility details can be found on the Family Assistance Office website. Registering with the family assistance office Registering with the FAO can be done as follows:
In person: at Medicare offices or Centrelink offices
Internet: www.familyassist.gov.au | Phone: 13 6150 (8am to 8pm Monday to Friday)
Please note: Even if you have previously registered with the FAO for another childcare centre you will still need to contact the FAO again to provide the specific details of your child’s enrolment at Kids on Tulip Early Learning Centre. You may also need to provide updated information relating to the previous financial year.