A&R Toolkit Weekly Professional Development Schedule

NQS Weekly Schedule


Click on the week you are currently working on to go to the professional development tools to self assess against the NQS Elements and to complete your QIP and Self Assessment Tool. 

Week Date NQS Element
1 27.1.20 6.1.1 Engagement with the service

Families are supported from enrolment to be involved in the service and contribute to service decisions.

2 3.2.20 6.1.2 Parent views are respected

The expertise, culture, values and beliefs of families are respected and families share in decision-making about their child’s learning and wellbeing

3 10.2.20 6.1.3 Families are supported

Current information is available to families about the service and relevant community services and resources to support parenting and family wellbeing.

4 17.2.20 Standard 6.1 Supportive Relationships with Families Exceeding Themes
5 24.2.20 5.1.1 Positive educator to child interactions

Responsive and meaningful interactions build trusting relationships which engage and support each child to feel secure, confident and included.

6 2.3.20 5.1.2 Dignity and rights of the child

The dignity and rights of every child are maintained.

7 9.3.20 Standard 5.1 Relationships between educators and children Exceeding Themes
8 16.3.20 5.2.1 Collaborative learning

Children are supported to collaborate, learn from and help each other.

9 23.3.20 5.2.2 Self-regulation

Each child is supported to regulate their own behaviour, respond appropriately to the behaviour of others and communicate effectively to resolve conflicts.

10 30.3.20 No PD –focus on COVID-19 resources
10a 6.4.20 Policy Review only
Catch Up 10b 13.4.20 Policy Review only
11 20.4.20 Standard 5.2 Relationships between children Exceeding themes
12 27.4.20 Standard 1.3 Assessment and planning Exceeding Themes
13 4.5.20 2.1.1 Wellbeing and comfort

Each child’s wellbeing and comfort is provided for, including appropriate opportunities to meet each child’s need for sleep, rest and relaxation.

14 11.5.20 2.1.2 Health practices and procedures

Effective illness and injury management and hygiene practices are promoted and implemented.

15 18.5.20 2.1.3 Healthy lifestyle

Healthy eating and physical activity are promoted and appropriate for each child.

16 25.5.20 Standard 2.1 Health Exceeding Themes
17 1.6.20 3.2.1 Inclusive environment

Outdoor and indoor spaces are organised and adapted to support every child’s participation and to engage every child in quality experiences in both built and natural environments.

18 8.6.20 3.2.2 Resources support play-based learning

Resources, materials and equipment allow for multiple uses, are sufficient in number, and enable every child to engage in play-based learning.

19 15.6.20 3.2.3 Environmentally responsible

The service cares for the environment and supports children to become environmentally responsible.

20 22.6.20 Standard 3.2 Use Exceeding Themes
Catch Up 20a 29.6.20
Catch Up 20b 6.7.20
21 13.7.20 4.2.1 Professional collaboration

Management, educators and staff work with mutual respect and collaboratively, and challenge and learn from each other, recognising each other’s strengths and skills.

22 20.7.20 4.2.2 Professional standards

Professional standards guide practice, interactions and relationships

23 27.7.20 Standard  4.2 Professionalism Exceeding Themes
24 3.8.20 Standard  1.2 Practice Exceeding Themes
25 10.8.20 3.1.1 Fit for purpose

Outdoor and indoor spaces, buildings, fixtures and fittings are suitable for their purpose, including supporting the access of every child.

26 17.8.20 3.1.2 Upkeep

Premises, furniture and equipment are safe, clean and well maintained.

27 24.8.20 Standard  3.1 Design Exceeding Themes
28 31.8.20 2.2.1 Supervision

At all times, reasonable precautions and adequate supervision ensure children are protected from harm and hazard.

29 7.9.20 2.2.3 Child protection

Management, educators and staff are aware of their roles and responsibilities to identify and respond to every child at risk of abuse or neglect.

30 14.9.20 2.2.2 Incident and emergency management

Plans to effectively manage incidents and emergencies are developed in consultation with relevant authorities, practised and implemented.

Catch Up 30a 21.9.20
Catch Up 30b 28.9.20
31 5.10.20 Standard  2.2  Safety Exceeding Themes
32 12.10.20 Standard  1.1 Program Exceeding Themes
33 19.10.20 7.1.1 Service philosophy and purpose

A statement of philosophy guides all aspects of the service’s operations.

34 26.10.20 7.1.2 Management systems

Systems are in place to manage risk and enable the effective management and operation of a quality service.

35 2.11.20 7.1.3 Roles and responsibilities

Roles and responsibilities are clearly defined, and understood, and support effective decision-making and operation of the service.

36 9.11.20 Standard  7.1 Governance Exceeding Themes
37 16.11.20 6.2.1 Transitions

Continuity of learning and transitions for each child are supported by sharing information and clarifying responsibilities

38 23.11.20 6.2.2 Access and participation

Effective partnerships support children’s access, inclusion and participation in the program.

39 30.11.20 6.2.3 Community engagement

The service builds relationships and engages with its community.

40 7.12.20 Standard  6.2  Collaborative partnerships  Exceeding Themes