Excellent rating awarded to Rosie’s Early Learning Centre
Date awarded 19/10/2016
Valid until 18/10/2019
Rosie’s Early Learning Centre in Queensland has been awarded the Excellent rating by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
ACECQA Chief Executive Officer, Karen Curtis, congratulated the service on its achievement, and commended the educators on their commitment to raise the bar on quality education and care.
“It is clear that Rosie’s Early Learning Centre has a remarkable relationship with the Logan community and outstanding practices and environments that enhance children’s learning and growth.”
The service is a leader in a number of community initiatives, including the Logan Together Program, established in response to Australian Early Development Data (AEDC) data, and partners with a women’s domestic violence shelter, supporting women and children in crisis by integrating them into the service.
As part of the Logan Together Program, children shared their Acknowledgement of Country and Aboriginal Yugambeh National Anthem at a community forum meeting. Children also contributed their design ideas and a prototype of a playground and water treatment plant for the Logan area.
The children’s independence is further supported at ‘Bush Kindy’, which runs between April and October. Through exploring, discovering and connecting with the local bushland, children learn about sustainability and the importance of land and country for all Australians.
Educators at the service are supported to champion their strengths and interests, and lead children’s learning in key areas like food literacy, mental health, languages, sustainability and cultural competence. Educators are encouraged to become leaders through the service’s coaching and leadership program.
“Rosie’s Early Learning Centre believes all children have a voice and deserve to be heard, in their service and in their community,” Ms Curtis said.
“Congratulations again to Rosie’s Early Learning Centre on their outstanding achievement and their contribution to the local community and wider education and care sector.
“This is a fantastic outcome for the educators, as well as the children and families who use the service.”
Services that receive an overall rating of ‘Exceeding the National Quality Standard’ can apply for the Excellent rating.