Our Early Learning Centres Exceed the National Quality Standards set by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority.
The St Margarets’s Berwick Grammar ELC was reviewed as 'Exceeding National Quality Standard' in all seven assessment areas, ensuring our children have greater individual care and attention and that our teachers and assistants have the appropriate skills and qualifications to better support children’s learning and development through approved learning frameworks which are recorded in a consistent, transparent way in national registers.
All about the National Quality Framework
The National Quality Framework (NQF) provides a national approach to regulation, assessment and quality improvement for early childhood education and care and outside school hours care services across Australia. In 2012 the NQF introduced a new quality standard to improve education and care across long day care, family day care, preschool/kindergarten, and outside school hours care services.
Benefits for children and families based on research.
Research shows quality education and care early in life leads to better health, education and employment outcomes later in life. The early years are critical for establishing self-esteem, resilience, healthy growth and capacity to learn. Quality education and care shapes every child’s future and lays the foundation for development and learning.
1. Education program and practice
Educational program and practice of educators are child-centred, stimulating and maximise opportunities for enhancing and extending each child’s learning and development.Read More
2. Children's health and safety
Children have the right to experience quality education and care in an environment that safeguards and promotes their health, safety and wellbeing.Read More
3. Physical environment
Physical environment is safe, suitable and provides a rich and diverse range of experiences that promote children’s learning and development.Read More
4. Staffing arrangements
Qualified and experienced educators, who develop warm, respectful relationships with children, create predictable environments and encourage children’s active engagement in the learning program.Read More
5. Relationship with children
Relationships with children are responsive, respectful and promote children’s sense of security and belonging.Read More
6. Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
Collaborative relationships with families are fundamental to achieving quality outcomes for children, and community partnerships based on active communication, consultation and collaboration are essential.Read More
7. Leadership and service management
Effective leadership and governance of the service contributes to quality environments for children’s learning and development. Effective leaders establish shared values for the service and set clear direction for the service’s continuous improvement.Read More
Enrol your child in Early Learning
Applications to enrol at St Margaret's Berwick Grammar can be submitted at any time, with preference given to early applications.Make an Enquiry