National Quality Standard for Child Care and Education Services - Western Australia


You will need to comply with the National Quality Standard (NQS) to provide child care services. The NQS applies to family day care services and centre-based services.

The standard provides national benchmarks for the quality of education and care services. Your education and care service will be assessed against the standard.

An existing service approval may be suspended or terminated if the service is assessed as failing to meet the standard.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Education and Care Services National Law (WA) Act 2012 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Education and Care Services National Regulations 2012 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Communities

Education and Care Regulatory Unit

Contact details

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