Centenary Child Care & Early Education Centre achieves Excellent rating

Date awarded 16/10/2015
Valid until 15/10/2018

Centenary Child Care and Early Education Centre has been awarded the Excellent rating from the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

ACECQA Board Chair Rachel Hunter congratulated Centenary Child Care & Early Education Centre on its achievement in earning the highest rating possible under the National Quality Framework.

“Centenary Child Care & Early Education Centre has shown a number of exceptional practices enhancing workplace culture as well as developing an exciting partnership to promote the importance of water safety within their local community,” Ms Hunter said.

The Brisbane based service partnered with former Australian Olympic swimming coach Laurie Lawrence to expand the Kids Alive water safety program. Centenary Child Care & Early Education helped Kids Alive create a series of books, a ‘living with water’ DVD and teaching resources that have been shared with other early childhood services to improve awareness of water safety and potential drowning hazards.

Centenary Child Care & Early Education also worked with Nature Play Queensland to improve its website and create age appropriate resources that provide opportunities for children to enhance their outdoor learning.

The service has a supportive workplace culture, with several staff awards voted on by educators to celebrate achievements, including a Gem Recognition Program to recognise high performers.

“I commend Centenary Child Care & Early Education Centre for its leadership and support of surrounding services, as well as its efforts to enhance its own workplace by recognising and rewarding excellence in its own staff,” Ms Hunter added.

Services that receive an overall rating of ‘Exceeding the National Quality Standard’ can apply for the Excellent rating. More information is available on the ACECQA website.

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