At Cuddles Childcare, we provide the highest quality child care we are capable of providing to Baldivis and other Perth suburbs. From the first day we opened, everything we have done has been first class and every decision was made with the well-being of the children in mind. In fact, we have trained all of our educators and management to ask themselves “how will this affect the children?” before making any decision.
Before the National Quality Framework (NQF), it was easy for child care facilities to get away with providing substandard care. It made us angry that some centres could be mentioned as child care centres as if they were paying the same attention to detail and providing the same standard of care that we do.
Thankfully, that has changed for the better. It still isn’t perfect but it is a lot better. Here’s why.
What is the National Quality Framework (NQF)?
The NQF is an agreement signed by national, state and local governments across Australia agreeing to work together to raise standards. Raising standards helps child care centres provide better developmental and educational outcomes for your children. The NQF sets a standard for all child care centres to follow across all facets of day care and child care in Baldivis and across Australia.
Why the NQF is Necessary
The earlier a child is given high quality care and education, the better foundation they have for learning and development. During the preschool years, children are developing habits that will help them establish healthy growth, capacity to learn, resilience and self-esteem. This is important because high quality care and education in preschool years usually lead to better outcomes in employment, education and health later in life.
The two main qualities that the NQF covers are carer to child ratios and caregiver qualifications.
Cuddles Childcare Centres: Helping Perth Children from the Beginning
At Cuddles, the NQF didn’t have much of an effect because our internal standards are higher than the NQF. But it does make us feel a lot better that other child care centres are at least being held to reasonable standards.
To learn more or to enquire about child care in Baldivis or any other Perth suburb, contact your nearest Cuddles Childcare Centre today.