National Quality Framework

In addition to taking our inspiration from the Reggio Emilia Approach, Melton South Early School follows the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standard.

In recent studies, it has shown a child’s experience in their first five years sets the course for the rest of their life. To provide children with the best possible start to their education, the Australian Government – in partnership with all states and territories – has introduced the National Quality Framework to ensure high quality and consistent early childhood education and care across Australia.

Melton South Early School has embraced this child care education framework introduced its seven key areas which focus on:

  • Educational program and practice;
  • Child’s health and safety;
  • Physical environment;
  • Staffing arrangements (including the number of staff looking after children);
  • Relationships with children;
  • Collaborative partnerships with families and communities;
  • Leadership and service management.

Melton South Early School does not only aim to ensure that it adheres to this framework, but we are constantly seeking ways to improve our programs to ensure we deliver a quality of education that exceeds the standards.

For more information on the National Quality Framework please visit