Connect better with children under your care to improve NQS QA5 ratings

An Exceeding rating in Quality Area 5 puts your centre on track for an overall Exceeding rating

Quality Area 5 (Relationships with Children) aims to promote meaningful interactions that lead to positive learning outcomes. The educators at your service are responsible for nurturing and promoting those kinds of positive relationships. For your service to be rated as Exceeding overall, an exceeding rating in Quality Area 5 is very beneficial. This guide will help you navigate the ins and outs of achieving a high NQS rating in QA5.

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How to Improve NQS Ratings in Quality Area 5

Some of the things you’ll learn in this guide:

  • How to set aside quality time for every child  
  • How to show you’re paying attention to the children under your care 
  • How to encourage children to play with others 
  • How to help children develop a strong sense of identity 
  • How to help preschool children develop social skills