National Quality Standards

Authority (ACECQA) and the state licensing department through scheduled site assessment visits and where appropriate, spontaneous visits.
The NQS provides standards of quality practices for care provided in our Service as well as guidance and support, self evaluation through our Quality Improvement Plan (QIP). The system also allows educators to continually improve practices by identifying the quality aspects of care the Service is already providing and assisting the Service in developing goals for further improvement through our QIP. The Service is required to complete and submit a comprehensive QIP every twelve months. 
Millville will ensure that all educators and management are informed about current practices and requirements in the NQF process by attending appropriate in-service/training, accessing any other publications and information about the accreditation process that may be of benefit – including those published by ACECQA.

Educators will involve parents, families and management in each stage to seek their input and views into practices and care in our Service – this includes having parent input into policy reviews, parent meetings and providing updates in newsletters about our current stage in the process.

The seven Standards under the NQS are –

1. Educational program and practice

2. Children’s health and safety

3. Physical environment

4. Staffing arrangements

5. Relationships with children

6. Collaborative partnerships with families and communities

7. Leadership and service management

The Ratings are as follows –

  • Excellent
  • Exceeding National Quality Standard
  • Meeting National Quality Standard
  • Working towards National Quality Standard
  • Significant improvement required.

We will access regular updates on the ACECQA website –

This is Millville's current NQS Rating