The National Quality Standard – 3rd Edition


Towards continuous improvement

Bridie Raban

The National Quality Standard – Third Edition is your definitive guide to the National Quality Standards (NQS), which serve as the benchmark for early childhood education and care in Australia.

Updated to align with the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF V2.0, 2022), this edition is an indispensable resource for early childhood educators working on quality improvement plans. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the National Quality Framework (NQF), illustrating how the NQS and EYLF integrate within it. Each of the seven NQS Quality Areas is thoroughly explained, along with their individual elements.

Key Features:

  • Detailed Explanations: In-depth coverage of each NQS Quality Area and their elements.
  • Reflective Questions: Questions designed to stimulate reflection on strengths and areas for improvement.
  • Practical Guidance: Insights and strategies to help plan and implement quality improvement.

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Bridie Raban

Bridie Raban was the Foundation Mooroolbeek Professor of Early Childhood Studies at the University of Melbourne. She is currently an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and in 2021, she was awarded an Honorary University Fellowship by Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). Her past research has focused on language and literacy development, teacher change and development, curriculum and assessment for the early childhood years and quality provision. She was the first Professor of Early Childhood Education in Victoria and the second in Australia, and before this she was Professor of Primary Education (Early Years) at the University of Warwick and President of the UK Reading Association.

Additional Information
Weight 0.32 kg
Dimensions 297 × 210 × 6 cm