Exploring the NQS

Exploring the NQS is a podcast series from The Early Education Show featuring Liam doing what he loves best - talking about early education practice - for every element of the National Quality Standard, once a week, one element at a time.

Exploring the NQS is available exclusively for our supporters on Patreon, as a big thank you for your support for the main show.

These 10-15 minute episodes will be great for professional development, updating your QIP and starting conversations in your service. You can subscribe for as little as $1 a month, and get every episode as they appear every Tuesday.

Thanks for your support, and we hope you enjoy this new project from the show.

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List of Episodes

  1. Element 1.1.1: Approved learning framework (6 November 2018)

  2. Element 1.1.2: Child-centred (13 November 2018)

  3. Element 1.1.3: Program learning opportunities (20 November 2018)

  4. Element 1.2.1: Intentional teaching (27 November 2018)

  5. Element 1.2.2: Responsive teaching and scaffolding (4 December 2018)

  6. Element 1.2.3: Child directed learning (11 December 2018)

  7. Element 1.3.1: Assessment and planning (18 December 2018)

  8. Element 1.3.2: Critical reflection (8 January 2019)

  9. Element 1.3.3: Information for families (15 January 2019)

  10. Quality Area 1: Educational program and practice (22 January 2019)

  11. Element 2.1.1: Wellbeing and comfort (29 January 2019)

  12. Element 2.1.2: Health practices and procedures (5 February 2019)

  13. Element 2.1.3: Healthy lifestyle (12 February 2019)

  14. Element 2.2.1: Supervision (19 February 2019)

  15. Element 2.2.2: Incident and emergency management (26 February 2019)

  16. Element 2.2.3: Child protection (5 March 2019)

  17. Quality Area 2: Children's health and safety (19 March 2019)

  18. Element 3.1.1: Fit for purpose (26 March 2019)

  19. Element 3.1.2: Upkeep (9 April 2019)

  20. Element 3.2.1: Inclusive environment (16 April 2019)

  21. Element 3.2.2: Resources support play-based learning (30 April 2019)

  22. Element 3.2.3: Environmentally responsible (7 May 2019)

  23. Quality Area 3: Physical environment (14 May 2019)

  24. Element 4.1.1: Organisation of educators (28 May 2019)

  25. Element 4.1.2: Continuity of staff (4 June 2019)

  26. Element 4.2.1: Professional collaboration (18 June 2019)

  27. Element 4.2.2: Professional standards (25 June 2019)

  28. Quality Area 4: Staffing arrangements (2 July 2019)