Hello to all families,
Please find attached to this email, the ACECQA Family Newsletter distributed by the Australia Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). ACECQA is the national body designated to monitor quality assurance in early childhood services. Services such as our kindy now are assessed and rated once every three years against the criteria set out in the National Quality Framework and the National Quality Standards (An overview of the NQF and NQS is attached). As you would have read in the last newsletter, Aspley East Kindergarten was assessed in 2012 and determined to be "Exceeding the National Quality Standard". Once per term you will receive an email from the kindy with a newsletter from ACECQA which is designed to disseminate information to families about the National Quality Standard and how you can expect to see this standard enacted in all early childhood services in the country.
At Aspley East Kindy we consistently strive to reflect upon and improve our practices in order to provide the most innovative and responsive programs for children and families. We do this formally through the creation of a Quality Improvement Plan. This plan is a document which can be found on the table outside Helen's office and is always available for all community members. In order to develop the centre in a way that is responsive to families’ needs, we will from time to time ask you for your input into elements of our kindy and programs. In the last newsletter, families were given an opportunity to provide feedback or reflections about the kindy enrolment process. Please feel free to drop us a note if you would still like to let us know how you experienced the enrolment process at Aspley East.
C&K Aspley East Kindergarten