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Maintaining quality in times of change

2020-09-21T04:53:05+00:00

Maintaining quality in times of change From natural disasters to worldwide pandemic, 2020 has turned the world, and the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector, upside down. Further to these challenges, on 1 January several changes were introduced to the National Quality Framework (NQF), with updates released and some regulations completely repealed. Understandably, [...]

Maintaining quality in times of change2020-09-21T04:53:05+00:00

COVID-19: Is your service prepared to slow the spread?

2021-06-22T05:24:00+00:00

Penelope invites you to complete a free online self-assessment of your Early Childhood Education Service’s COVID-19 preparedness. Health guidelines and infection control measures continue to evolve, and so this tool is continuously updated upon each new announcement relevant to Early Education and Care Services. The tool reflects the latest COVID-19 guidelines from the World [...]

COVID-19: Is your service prepared to slow the spread?2021-06-22T05:24:00+00:00

Penelope QIP moves quickly to protect staff from Coronavirus

2020-03-16T03:35:14+00:00

15 March 2020 With the unprecedented threat of the Coronavirus escalating by the hour, Penelope QIP (Penelope) has followed the advice of Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the relevant health authorities in making the proactive decision to transition their team to work from home. Penelope employs 17 people across three offices. Each staff member [...]

Penelope QIP moves quickly to protect staff from Coronavirus2020-03-16T03:35:14+00:00

New year sparks confusion surrounding self-assessment and QIP requirements for ECE services

2020-01-29T04:06:25+00:00

New year sparks confusion surrounding self-assessment and QIP requirements for ECE services Posted 29 January 2020 The Penelope team speak with hundreds of Educators each week. Confusion surrounding the role of ACECQA’s optional self-assessment tool has increased since its release in March 2019. More recently, The New South Wales (NSW) Department of Education has stated if [...]

New year sparks confusion surrounding self-assessment and QIP requirements for ECE services2020-01-29T04:06:25+00:00

Penelope Self-Assessment Calendar

2021-02-01T01:41:04+00:00

Penelope Self-assessment Calendar Penelope QIP provides Australian Early Education services with an online platform for self-assessing their compliance with the National Quality Standards (NQS). Partner services can share ideas, and the workload of identifying strengths and opportunities for improvement, and seamlessly push them through to their living, breathing QIP. Penelope’s self-assessment calendar breaks down [...]

Penelope Self-Assessment Calendar2021-02-01T01:41:04+00:00

Tech updates December 2019

2019-12-17T04:28:40+00:00

Improved QIP Reports and Self Assessment tools From this month a range of improvements have been made to Penelope's ACECQA QIP report template based on feedback from our users. Many of you have been in touch to let us know that, while having a layout the resembles the (non-mandatory) ACECQA template is useful, the [...]

Tech updates December 20192019-12-17T04:28:40+00:00

Speculation and confusion about ACECQA’s self-assessment tool

2020-08-27T06:24:47+00:00

Speculation and confusion about ACECQA’s self-assessment tool The Penelope team has the good fortune of speaking to hundreds of Educators each week. Many of these have reported that the ACECQA’s optional self-assessment tool has become a source of confusion, particularly for services preparing for assessment and rating in New South Wales. Much of the [...]

Speculation and confusion about ACECQA’s self-assessment tool2020-08-27T06:24:47+00:00

$50 discount on online QIP setup service

2018-07-17T06:51:10+00:00

To celebrate the 5000th QIP action being logged in Penelope QIP, we're offering limited opportunities for service's to receive $50 off our popular QIP setup service. The way it works is, service's first email their current QIP to admin@penelope.com.au. Soon after, we'll reply with a quote on getting it setup within our online platform. [...]

$50 discount on online QIP setup service2018-07-17T06:51:10+00:00

Bridging the gap for better outcomes

2018-03-01T01:22:19+00:00

Bridging the gap for better outcomes Steve Collier Managing Director, Penelope QIP   The revisions to the National Quality Standards (NQS) were introduced on February 1. Change is often accompanied by uncertainly. To help, I drew on the Penelope QIP team’s expertise in quality regulation and systems for [...]

Bridging the gap for better outcomes2018-03-01T01:22:19+00:00