The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) describes the principles, practices and outcomes that support and enhance young children's learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school. The framework is a key component of the Australian Government's National Quality Framework (NQF) for early childhood education and care.
The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) oversees the implementation of the National Quality Framework (NQF) and works with regulatory authorities to implement and administer the NQF. ACECQA is committed to the importance of quality education and care to children’s wellbeing and future success.
All services approved under the Education and Care Services National Law are assessed and rated by their state or territory regulatory authority. Services are assessed against the 7 quality areas of the National Quality Standard (NQS) and given an overall rating based on these results.The quality ratings are published on the national registers and the Starting Blocks and MyChild websites. Ratings promote transparency and accountability and help parents assess the quality of education and care services available.