The National Quality Framework – The Musical! is about the experience of early childhood educators in everyday practice. The two characters - Red (educator) and Lou (coordinator) take the audience through the professional and emotional experience of daily life in an early childhood setting. The key events that occur in four acts during the musical are:
- Notice of Assessment
- Reflective Practice
- Assessment and Rating
- Social Justice and The Arts
Through these four acts, Red and Lou express thoughts, feelings and practices that educators have reported on anecdotally, through first hand experience, and in research projects pertaining to educators’ experiences of the National Quality Framework and the regulatory landscape more broadly.
Through witty dialogue, music and dance, these experiences are enacted in order to acknowledge the complexity of the profession as well as reassure educators that they can engage confidently in their everyday practices.
The central themes draw from the Principles and Practices in the EYLF and the 7 Quality areas in the NQS.
What does the musical address?
The National Quality Framework – The Musical! addresses practice, pedagogy and service operations. It specifically focuses on: - Educational programs
- Curriculum design
- Aboriginal Perspectives
- Team work- Leadership
- Critical Reflection
- Inclusion and Anti-Bias
Who is the musical for?
The National Quality Framework – The Musical! is for everyone. You will find yourself within it, you will find a reflection of your experiences within it, you will find courage and confidence within it!