FDCA provides submission to the 2019 Review of the National Quality Framework
As part of the 2019 National Quality Framework (NQF) Review process, a second phase of national consultation was put forward with the release of the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (CRIS).
The proposals put forward in the CRIS could result in changes being made to the Education and Care Services National Law, the Education and Care Services National Regulations or guidance materials covering the application of the legislation.
The CRIS explores a total of 21 issues relating to:
- safety, health, and wellbeing;
- family day care;
- outside school hours care;
- understanding of quality ratings by families;
- changes in fees within the NQF system;
- oversight and governance of services and providers; and
- proposed changes to the NQF arising from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Following a survey of our members, Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) has provided a submission to the 2019 Review of the NQF, which you can access here.
As we have emphasised in previous submissions to the Review, FDCA and our members remain supportive of well-considered and reasonable regulatory proposals and proportionate compliance mechanisms that are designed to support a high quality, vibrant and responsive family day care sector.
However, we maintain that it is equally important that regulatory measures do not constrain growth in the sector, so that family day care services are able to continue to meet the needs of families for whom high quality, flexible and affordable child care in a professional home learning environment is their preferred or only choice.