Alberton Preschool recognised for Excellence

Date Awarded:  27 July 2017
Valid until: 26 July 2020


Alberton Preschool has been awarded the Excellent rating by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), the highest rating a service can achieve under the National Quality Framework.

Services that receive an overall rating of ‘Exceeding National Quality Standard’ can apply for the Excellent rating. The Excellent rating is awarded for three years. After this time services have the option to re-apply.

The Queenstown based service was recognised for its inclusive partnerships with children and families, its practice and environments that enhance children’s learning and growth and its collaborative partnerships with professional, community or research organisations.

Examples of exceptional practice at the service include:

  • An integrated early childhood system that caters for children three to six years from Kindergarten to Reception which develops a culture of collaborative partnerships to support transitions to school to promote continuity of learning by confident and capable learners and create a sense of belonging beyond the service doors and into the school environment.
  • Maximising children’s development through specific environments and programs such as a gross motor program which is targeted at enhancing children’s development, learning and growth and a Sensory Room that creates a relaxing and soothing environment that supports play, self-regulation and self-confidence, not only for the children of the service but also providing this room for the children of the primary school.
  • Committing to partnering with children and families from the first point of contact, which is evident through its comprehensive enrolment and orientation process, playgroup sessions and home visits.
  • Creating and sustaining a powerful culture of learning that makes learning visible to educate and share information with families through the services ‘Exhibitions’ to ‘Make Learning Visible’

As a leader in the sector, Alberton Preschool shares its research, practice and programs with other education and care services through the implementation of its workshops ‘Saturdays in The Nest’ and ‘Saturdays in The Nest Roadshow’ which lead, inspire and actively promote the service’s exceptional practices to ensure their positive impact reaches beyond the children and families who access their service, promoting the importance of their work and quality outcomes for children and families.

About the Excellent rating

Services that receive an overall rating of ‘Exceeding National Quality Standard’ can apply for the Excellent rating. The Excellent rating is awarded for three years. After this time services have the option to re-apply.

More information is available on the ACECQA website.