Holiday Season Closure

QEC will be closed from 5.00pm Friday 20th December 2019 and re-open on Monday 6th of January 2020.

The last day for submitting a referral to Assessment and Intake will be close of business Monday 16th of December 2019.

Please note, any referral received during the holiday closure will not be processed until the week of the 6th January 2020.

QEC Programs will re-open from Monday 6th January 2020 and we welcome new referrals from this date onwards.

If you are looking for parenting support over this period, please call the MCH line on 13 22 29.

QEC’s Reconciliation Action Plan

QEC is proud to present our first Reconciliation Action Plan – a formal commitment to reconciliation that recognises the strength, diversity and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and their families. In looking to the future, we acknowledge the past and seek to better understand and respect the histories, cultures and heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. QEC recognises that improved outcomes in health and well-being can only be achieved if effective and respectful partnerships are established with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities and organisations. QEC believes that it is the right of every child to be immersed in their culture - including family, community, cultural practices and identity - and to maintain their distinctive spiritual, material and economic relationship with the land and waters with which they have connection under traditional laws and customs. Reconciliation Action Plan

New Strategic Plan for QEC

Over the past 12 months, the QEC Board worked hard to develop a new Strategic Plan to guide and support our work over the next 3-year horizon.

We have strengthened our commitment to inspiring confident, capable communities that enable children to experience the best start in life. Four key directions shape our work:

I.          Children, Families & Communities: infants, children, families and their communities are at the centre of everything we do;

II.          Leadership & Collaboration: our leadership and partnerships ensure all children are afforded the best start in life;

III.          Sustainability: we are able to provide enduring support to families now and into the future;

IV.          People & Culture: our people are essential to providing, innovative, high quality care that enables children to thrive. Our new Strategic Plan can be found here