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Documentation – getting the balance right! ECW members pay only $100
Wed. 22 March 2017, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm AEST
ECW members pay only $100
Documenting - Getting the balance right!
This session will revisit the National Quality Framework, particularly in relation to the National Quality Standard. It will focus on Quality Area One, Educational Program and Practice. ACECQA data reports that QA 1 is an area that needs improvement. However, one of the biggest concerns of educators is that these requirements are taking them away from working directly with children.
This session will focus on QA 1 and implications for early childhood pedagogy, curriculum, the cycle of planning and documentation of children’s learning.
It will provide practical strategies to support educators to meet the requirements of the NQF in a meaningful, authentic way, while giving them back time and the capacity to foster quality interactions with children.
Jennifer Ribarovski has over thirty years’ experience in the education and care sector. Her roles have included NSW State Operations Manager for the NSW Regulatory Authority, with her work largely focussed on the roll out and implementation of the NQF in NSW, and training Authorised Officers to assess and rate centres against the National Quality Standard. Following this role, she was then contracted to work for the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) as a senior advisor. Her work included developing the process for applying for an excellent rating, assessing applications for excellence and developing online training modules for authorised officers nationally in relation to the NQF and assessing and rating services against the NQS. Jennifer also trained authorised officers across Australia in the assessment and rating process, and worked with state and territory governments on national policy in the implementation of the National Quality Framework. Most recently, Jennifer has written a curriculum for a large national provider of early learning centres and she has consulted to and facilitated professional development sessions for a range of approved providers and educational teams across Australia. She has a unique ability to translate the theories of early childhood learning and development into pedagogical practice in accessible and supportive ways. Jennifer is also currently contracted to Sydney University to design and deliver units of study to both undergraduate and postgraduate students in early childhood education programs. She is about to embark on an exciting cross cultural project in China delivering learning and development sessions to Chinese Principals and teachers on play and enquiry based practice in early childhood. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and a Master of Educational Leadership and Management with Distinction.