Accreditation

SPLASH SERVICE must apply for service approval under the National Quality Framework for authorisation to operate an OOSH service, and, to be assessed for quality performance under the new seven sections of the Education and Care services National Regulation.  Splash service was approved and accredited under the previous quality assurance system operated by the National Childcare

Accreditation Council. Splash Centre was granted provider approval from NSW Department of Education and Communities on June 13 2013.(SE-00012324)

All service accreditation information can be located at the sign in desk at Splash Centre.

Accreditation Council. Splash Centre was granted provider approval from NSW Department of Education and Communities on 14th December 2012 (PR 00007167)

Parent Participation

Family participation is appreciated and encouraged to enable centres to provide better quality service more suited to the individual needs of our families.

Ways to participate include:

  • Completion and returning of surveys
  • Communication – offering ideas and suggestions
  • Attending Parent Meetings
  • Participating in the daily program.

My Time, Our Place

The Framework for School Age Care builds on the Early Years Learning Framework and extends the principles, practice, and outcomes to accommodate the contexts and age range of the children and young people who attend school age care settings.

The My Time, Our Place – Framework for School Age Care In Australia forms part of the Council of Australian Government’s reform agenda for childhood education and care and is a key component of the Australian Government’s National Quality Framework for childhood education and care.

For more information, visit: http://www.mytimeourplace.com.au

ACECQA

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority

ACECQA is the national entity overseeing important changes to early childhood education and care and school age care in Australia. ACECQA has a national focus, working to help the children’s education and care sector, the regulatory authorities and the community prepare to improve the quality of services.

For more information, visit: http://www.acecqa.gov.au

Assessment and Ratings

Splash Centre was assessed on November 2015, the service received an overall rating of Meeting National Quality Standard.

Quality Area rating
QA1: Educational Program and Practice Meeting National Quality Standard (M)
QA2: Children’s Health and Safety Meeting National Quality Standard (M)
QA3: Physical Environment Exceeding National Quality Standard (E)
QA4: Staffing arrangements Exceeding National Quality Standard (E)
QA5: Relationships with Children Meeting National Quality Standard (M)
QA6: Collaborative partnerships with families & communities Meeting National Quality Standard (M)
QA7: Leadership and Service management Meeting National Quality Standard (M)
Overall Rating Meeting National Quality Standard (M)

The Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) is an independent national authority that educates and informs the wider community on the importance of improving outcomes in children’s education and care. The National Quality Framework (NQF) was released in January 2012, outlining the National Quality Standard (NQS). The NQS is a key aspect of the NQF and sets a national benchmark for early childhood education and care, and outside school hours care services in Australia.

The NQS promotes continuous quality improvement in centres across Australia. Services under the Education and Care Services National Law are assessed and rated against the NQS. The relevant regulatory authority in each state and territory undertakes the assessment and rating process.

Ratings promote transparency and accountability and help parents assess the quality of education and care services available. Each service receives a rating for each quality area and an overall rating. These ratings must be displayed by each service. There are five rating levels within the national quality rating and assessment process:

  • Excellent rating, awarded by ACECQA
  • Exceeding National Quality Standard
  • Meeting National Quality Standard
  • Working Towards National Quality Standard
  • Significant Improvement Required