Requirements for Centre-based Services and Preschool Programs

Changes to the National Quality Framework begin 1 October. Sections of this website are in the process of being updated. For information about the changes, see: Changes to the National Quality Framework

This page contains provides fact sheets and resources to assist centre-based services and preschool programs comply with the requirements of the National Quality Framework.

Service management

Staffing

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