1: Child Educator Ratios Cheat Sheet

Part of the series "Optimising Child Care"

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Making education great.

In this child to educator cheat sheet, we share with you Mark Woodland’s knowledge through his journey and experiences in “how to build a childcare service and make education great”.

This cheat sheet will provide details and everything you need to know about Educator to Child Ratios required to comply with the National Quality Framework (NQF). You’ll learn about the following;

  • Centre-based ratios
  • Family day care ratios
  • Ratios by child’s age by state

Who should download this cheat sheet

  • Services needing guidance on their current ratios and centre operations
  • Administrators wanting to ensure they comply with legislation and want to increase their NQF rating.

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Many of the sections of this book are from my own personal experiences.  Building a childcare service is relatively straightforward if you follow the Annexes in the back of this book. What is not so straightforward is everything else.

I would love this book to be an active reference—something you can flip through to find useful guidance on specific topics when you need some perspective or advice.

I’ve included a checklist in each chapter to help you through certain situations. Like you I am still learning and although I am relatively successful in my own right, my experience is far from exhaustive.

When there are online references that might prove useful, I’ve included a footnote pointing to my website, where you can find more direct links to these resources.

Mark Woodland

CEO, Xplor