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National Quality Framework

Most early childhood education and care services in Queensland are regulated under the National Quality Framework External Link (NQF).

The NQF applies to most kindergarten, long day care, outside school hours care, pre-Prep and family day care services. Read the definitions of early childhood services to see if the NQF applies to you.

The NQF aims to improve:

It includes:

Regulatory authorities

Each state and territory is a regulatory authority External Link and has monitoring and compliance and quality assessment roles under the NQF.

In Queensland, the department is the regulatory authority and is responsible for:

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This page was last reviewed on 04 Jan 2016

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