National Quality Framework

The National Quality Framework is the national guidelines for quality in children’s services throughout Australia. This framework is underpinned by the National Quality Standards that strives to establish a platform of national consistency in early childhood approaches, education and services.

The broad objective of the NQF system is to ensure that children who are enrolled in child care within Australia have stimulating, positive experiences and interactions that nurture all aspects of their development as per the guidelines produced in the EYLF (Early Years Learning Framework) document created as part of the National standards. Eleebana Children’s Centre participates in the quality validation, assessment and rating process.

For further information on the process please speak with your Centre Manager.

Being, Belonging & Becoming - Our National Curriculum

The National Early Years Framework has been developed for children from birth to five years of age. It was created by the Council of Australian Governments with the vision that….. “ all children have the best start in life to create a better future for themselves and for the nation.”

The EYLF (Early Years Learning Framework) is the first national based curriculum for educators working in early childhood. Eleebana Children’s Centre educators will utilise the EYLF framework in partnership with families to create learning experiences that reflect the children’s ideas, strengths, interests, abilities and talents through a variety of learning experiences based on play. The EYLF framework has a specific emphasis on play-based learning and recognises the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) and social and emotional development.

The core trilogy of thought behind the Frameworks curriculum defines this period as a time of …...


Being is about living here and now. This period is a special time in a child’s life and they require time just to be. It is about the present and them knowing themselves, building and maintaining relationships with others, engaging with life’s joys and complexities, and meeting challenges in everyday life.


Belonging is the foundation for living a fulfilling life. Children belong first to a family, a cultural group, a neighbourhood and a wider community. Belonging acknowledges children’s interdependence with others and the basis of relationships in defining their identities.


Children’s identities, knowledge, understandings, capacities, skills and relationships change during childhood. They are shaped by many different events and circumstances. Becoming reflects this process of rapid and significant change that occurs in the early years as young children learn and grow. Children commence to establish a sense of identity from an early age, this influence shapes the type of adult they will become.