Background and Purpose

As part of the 2019 National Quality Framework (NQF) Review process, a second phase of national consultations has now begun, with the release of the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (CRIS).
FDCA is asking members to have their say to assist us to develop a submission to the CRIS that is broadly representative of the position of the family day care sector. 

The proposals put forward in the CRIS could result in changes being made to the Education and Care Services National Law, the Education and Care Services National Regulations or guidance materials covering the application of the legislation.

The CRIS explores a total of 21 issues relating to:

  • safety, health, and wellbeing;
  • family day care;
  • outside school hours care;
  • workforce;
  • understanding of quality ratings by families;
  • changes in fees within the NQF system;
  • oversight and governance of services and providers; and
  • proposed changes to the NQF arising from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
In the survey, for each proposed amendment, you will first be asked if you would support regulatory changes in this area. You have the option of choosing "Support" or "Don't support" for each proposed option, or alternatively, you may elect to choose the "No change" if you prefer to maintain the status quo.
You will also have the option of providing free text feedback on any of the measures at the end of the survey, however this is not mandatory. 
Thank you for participating in our survey. Your feedback is exceptionally important in ensuring we present a strong and clear position from a robust evidence base.