The Framework for School Age Care
builds on the Early Years Learning Framework
and extends the principles, practice and outcomes to accommodate the contexts and age range of the children and young people who attend school age care settings.
My Time, Our Place - Framework for School Age Care in Australia
will form part of the Council of Australian Government's reform agenda for childhood education and care and will be a key component of the Australian Government's National Quality Framework for childhood education and care.
It will be incorporated in the National Quality Standard in order to ensure delivery of nationally consistent and quality school age care across sectors and jurisdictions.
The Framework will ensure that children in school age care will have opportunities to engage in leisure and play-based experiences which are responsive to the needs, interests, and choices of the children attending the service and contribute fully to their ongoing development.
It will support and provide guidance to educators working with school age children in outside school hours care, long day care, and family daycare settings.