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The Early Childhood Resource Hub is your central repository of Australian early childhood resources, quality standards, support and forums.


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Hub features

Registering with the Early Childhood Resource Hub is free!

When you register, you have immediate access on your desktop and mobile devices to:

  • over 300 digital resources all in one place – aligned to the seven quality areas, and easily found using a simple, filtered search
  • an innovative Discussions area, specifically constructed around each of the National Quality Standard's seven quality areas, and written by early childhood experts to support educational leadership and programming, self-assessment, critical reflection and implementation of quality improvement within services
  • e-bulletins – the latest early childhood news and announcements, delivered straight to you
  • forums – where you can communicate with other subscribers, especially for educators to share ideas about professional practice
  • quick, easy access to the National Quality Framework, including the National Quality Standard's seven quality areas, and the National Law and National Regulations that relate to the quality areas, and the approved learning frameworks.

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    Aug 24, 2016
    Want to improve your cultural competence? The Australian Government Department of Education and Training is supporting 31 free one-day 'Start 'em Early' workshops across Australia, to assist services with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early learning engagement.
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  • New Inclusion Support Programme

    Aug 3, 2016
    The Inclusion Support Programme (ISP) commenced on 1 July 2016, replacing the Inclusion and Professional Support Programme (IPSP) which ended on 30 June 2016.
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  • My Country, Our Country, We All Belong

    Aug 1, 2016
    Did you know that on 4 August, Australia celebrates its largest National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day?
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Resources

Find the resources you want quickly and easily when you register with the Early Childhood Resource Hub. There are more than 300 digital resources, including:

  • videos to support and stimulate good practice every step of the way – many with a companion guide
  • e-newsletters on a huge range of topics, time-saving templates, articles, research, workbooks, self-guided learning packages, case studies, how-to guides, policies and fact sheets.

Each quality area of the National Quality Standard also has a ‘Recommended resources’ page, linking you to the most relevant and useful resources for that quality area.

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National Quality Standard

Content on the Early Childhood Resource Hub has been written by early childhood experts. It supports you and your team as you continuously review and improve your practice to achieve – or to maintain – the highest National Quality Standard rating.

The in-depth discussions on the site guide you through a self-paced pathway of exploring, reflecting and responding to each quality area of the National Quality Standard.


First, explore the National Quality Area you are investigating, and how it links to important outcomes for children. Identify links between the quality area and the National Law and National Regulations and approved learning frameworks.


Next, consider examples of practice, scenarios and quotes to stimulate your thinking on the same quality area. They're followed by questions to help you reflect on your own practice, individually or as a group.


Finally, in response to your exploration and reflection on the quality area, consider some suggestions for further action at your service.


The seven quality areas




Forums and e-bulletins

As an ECRH subscriber, you can:

  • contribute to or follow the discussion and debates that take place in forums
  • get the latest news in the child care and early learning sector, sent directly to you via e-bulletins.

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Supported by the Australian Government.
© 2016 Commonwealth of Australia, unless otherwise indicated
Supported by the Australian Government.
© 2016 Commonwealth of Australia,unless otherwise indicated