Did you know that Quality Area 1 is the area of the National Quality Standard (NQS) that FDC services are most likely to be rated as ‘working toward’ or ‘meeting’ the NQS? These resources are designed to help you improve your service practices in this key Quality Area.
This training is provided by the NSW Department of Education as part of the Early Childhood Education and Care Sector Development Program and is being managed by NSW Family Day Care Association.
Educational Program and Practice Policy
A policy template for Family Day Care services which relates specifically to Quality Area 1 Educational Program and Practice.
How can this be used?
Your FDC service team can refer to this policy template when reviewing the practices and policies in your service which support Quality Area 1 Educational Program and Practice.
FDC SLIDE SHOW
A wide range of environments and play spaces offered in Family Day Care homes to inspire you and influence you in setting up creative environments for children and for families.
FDC PRACTICE VIDEOS
Three short videos, set in Family Day Care environments, are available for you to view as a training resource.
The videos have been accessed from the resources provided on the Early Childhood Australia website www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au, under the area ‘e-Learning videos – NQS PLP’.
The videos and reflective questions have been specifically chosen to support Quality Area 1 Educational Program and Practice.
Download and print the Practice Questionnaire from the link below.
View each of the three videos below, twice.
Answer the three questions for each video in the area provided in the Practice Questionnaire.
Download and print the suggested responses document from the link below, which outlines samples of the types of answers that could be provided – they may be similar to your own ideas or offer different perspectives.
If you are able, discuss your ideas with the co-ordinator/s at your FDC service.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSION
This is a PowerPoint professional development session for use with educators and/or service staff.
Please note: These PowerPoint downloads are large files and may take some time to download from your computer, depending on the speed of your internet connection. Part 2 contains video footage, and the video can also be viewed on this page.
Click on images to download PDF posters