The My Time, Our Place – Framework for School Age Care in Australia supports the ongoing development of children in school age care services. It ensures that they have opportunities to participate in leisure and play-based activities that are responsive to their needs, interests, and choices.
The Framework is part of the Australian Government’s National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care. It has been incorporated in the National Quality Standard to support consistent and quality school age care across sectors and jurisdictions, and builds on the Early Years Learning Framework.
Families looking for more information on the Framework can use the Families’ Guide to the Framework for School Age Care. The Families’ guide is also available in 20 languages.
Resources for educators
The Educators’ Guide to the Framework for School Age Care is a self-paced professional development tool. It helps school age care educators examine their current practices through reflective practice and inquiry, and provides examples of quality practice.
The Promoting Collaborative Partnerships between School Age Care Services and Schools helps to promote collaborative relationships and partnerships between school age care services and schools.
The My Time, Our Place Web-based Support Package is a professional development resource for school age care services that are implementing the National Quality Framework in their service. The package can be accessed from the My Time, Our Place website. Alternatively, a list of key documents can be downloaded.