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The National Quality Framework (NQF) is the result of an agreement between all Australian governments to work together to provide better educational and developmental outcomes for children using education and care services.  

The NQF introduced a new quality standard to improve education and care across long day care, family day care, preschool/kindergarten, and outside school hour’s care. 

Quality education and care shapes every child’s future and lays the foundation for development and learning. The early years are critical for establishing self-esteem, resilience, healthy growth and capacity to learn.

Research shows quality education and care early in life leads to better health, education and employment outcomes later in life.

The NQF is designed to give children the best possible start in life. It is a national system, designed to provide transparency and accountability.

National Registers of educators, providers and services give consistent and dependable information to help families assess individual education and care services across Australia.

Treetops School of Early Learning strives to meet the principles of the National Quality Framework.

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