Online information for Early Childhood Education and Care
Independent Schools Victoria values the crucial role of the early childhood educators in more than eighty of our Member Schools. Our aim is to support you to operate the many and varied Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) programs designed for our youngest students. We offer you a one-stop pathway to access relevant information and resources.
Email Helen Schiele, Senior Advisor, Early Years at Independent Schools Victoria with your queries, suggestions or ideas.
Scroll down the page for comprehensive links to resources and ECEC organisations.
Introduction of the National Quality Framework
We are living through a formative and historic stage in our profession. Important developments in curriculum, compliance and management have recently come into effect. The Independent schools sector has always operated in accordance with best practice in ECEC. Now, as well representing a broad range of philosophies and delivering unique programs, we now all come under the umbrella of the National Quality Framework (NQF).
Persons working in ECEC environments must be certified to supervise the children in their care. Under the new regulations it must be ensured that the relevant persons are registered with the Department of Early Childhood Education and Development (DEECD) as a certified supervisor, or a nominated supervisor.
Our intention at Independent Schools is to assist you to negotiate the complex issues of curriculum and compliance and to have information at your fingertips. Follow the links on the left sidebar for detailed information about the NQF and National Curriculum: Belonging, Being Becoming. See below for resources to support your practice.
Health and Inclusion.
There is a wide ranging and up-to-date bank of resources available to the ECEC industry. Belonging to professional organisations and subscribing to ecommunications often means that this information will land on your desk without you having to go to any trouble.
Links and Resources – Professional Bodies that Support the ECEC Industry