Australian Community Children’s Services (ACCS) invites you to complete the Trends in Community Children’s Services Survey (TICCSS), and to share your views and experiences of working in not-for-profit children’s services at this time.
About this survey
ACCS has been funded by the Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council to conduct the next three waves of the Trends in Community Children’s Services Survey, from 2017 to 2020. This follows on from previous surveys in 2012 and 2014.
The aim of this research is to understand how community children’s services are responding to the implementation of the National Quality Framework (NQF), including planned changes commencing 2017, and to monitor the changes that are occurring in the profile of children and families accessing children’s services.
Thanks to services like yours, the previous surveys were a great success with more than 800 services participating. Reports on previous research can be found on the ACCS website www.ausccs.org.au.
Who should respond to this survey
If you are the director/coordinator/nominated supervisor of a community children’s service, you are invited to participate in the Trends in Community Children’s Services Survey (TICCSS). This includes managers in not-for-profit Long Day Care Services, Outside School Hours Care, Vacation Care, Family Day Care, Kindergartens/preschools, Occasional Care, Multi-functional Aboriginal Child Care Services and Mobile Services.
Why participate in this survey
Your views and experiences are a vital ingredient for effective advocacy for community children's services around Australia. ACCS would like to hear about your service's experiences with the national quality reforms, recruitment and retention of staff, ratios, waiting lists, fees and fee increases and vulnerabilities in your community.
A final report of the study findings and emerging themes will be available on the ACCS website, for use by government and the children’s services sector, to inform policy, funding initiatives, sector and service support and continuous quality improvement in children’s services.