Fact sheets and other resources to assist approved providers, and education and care services comply with the requirements of the National Quality Framework.
National Quality Framework requirements
Centre-based services and Preschool Programs (Kindergarten)
Family day care services
Family day care guides
These resources are available in two formats: web-enhanced PDF and in an accessible format (Word).
All service types
Assessment and rating fact sheets
National Quality Standard Reference Sheet
The Department has developed a National Quality Standard Reference Sheet to assist services to understand the National Quality Standard (Schedule 1, National Regulations)
Waivers fact sheets
Educator to child ratio calculator
The Educator to Child Ratio Calculator has been developed to assist in calculating the number of educators required to educate and care for children in centre-based services operating under the National Quality Framework.
Current Educator to child ratios - from 1 January 2016
See also the fact sheet on
Regional office contacts