Use the National Quality Standard PhotoCards tool to make the National Quality Standard visible to your community. The tool allows you to create National Quality Standard information cards with photographs from your community. Each card has prompt questions, and can be used to guide discussion at staff meetings.
PLEASE NOTE that the current software does not feature the latest version of the National Quality Standards. The software is currently being updated to reflect the most recent changes to the Standards. In the interim, you can use the editing tools within each downloaded element to override the existing text.
You can use the cards to:
Make sure you have appropriate permissions from families and staff members prior to using images of children.
In Windows 10, go to ‘All apps’ and select ‘NQS Photocards Customiser’.
Alternatively, if you are on a Mac, select the ‘Launchpad’ icon. Then, select the ‘NQS Photocard Customiser’ icon.
A ‘help window’ pop-up will appear. Uncheck ‘Keep assisted mode on’. Then select ‘Ready’.
Note: If you keep the assisted mode on (ie keep the box checked), the ‘help window’ will open every time the application is opened.
The ‘NQS PhotoCards Customiser’ home page will now be displayed.
Go to a quality area by selecting the ‘Choose a quality area’ button at the bottom right.
The quality area list will expand.
Select a quality area.
The relevant quality area page will open.
Select an element.
The relevant element page will open.
Select ‘Work with this card’.
Browse for the picture you want to upload, and select ‘Open’.
The selected picture will be imported into the template.
The card will be saved to that location.
The saved card can be printed.
Fold the printed image and run it through a laminator.
To view the help window, first select the question mark symbol ‘?’ at the top left.
A help window with five videos will appear.
Select the ‘X’ at the top right.