ACCS Trends in Community Children’s Services Surveys are tracking the impact of the Early Childhood National Quality Reforms as they roll out over 5 years.

Trends In Community Children’s Services 2019 Survey report released

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The report on the 2019 TICCS Survey is now available. This important research demonstrates that:
• More not-for-profit childcare services are high quality and fewer are poorer quality compared to services run for profit
• Not-for-profit services maintain or improve on their already high quality ratings
• Not-for-profit services have higher numbers of educators and teachers than they are legally required to
• Not-for-profit services have the major structural requirements needed to be nurturing early education environments


ACCS Trends in Community Children’s Services Survey 2017

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ACCS Nationwide Research shows Community children’s services are delivering some of the highest quality services in Australia.
The 4th wave of the ACCS Trends in Community Children’s Services is now available. It shows that community services are leading the way in:
• providing quality education and care services for children and families
• demonstrating a commitment to continuous quality improvement and strong support for the National Quality Framework
• providing wages and conditions above award
The research showed that community children’s services are working more closely with the wider community and have noticed an increase in the number of children attending services who are in vulnerable circumstances.
Community children’s services are concerned that children who will most benefit from ECEC will have reduced access to ECEC as a result of the reduction in eligible subsidised hours for children of families who don’t meet the Child Care Subsidy activity test. The research showed that community children’s services believe that access to ECEC can be supported through the provision of fee relief, financial support and even free ECEC services.
Community children’s services are prioritising structural aspects of quality, providing services with higher than prescribed ratios of children to educators and employing educators with higher than prescribed qualifications.