We've been assessed!
Early-years learning centres in South Australia are assessed by the State government's Education Standards Board against the 7 areas of the National Quality Standards. The assessment produces a rating for the centre. There are 4 possible ratings:
The assessment process is a gruelling review of the centre's processes and systems, staff professional behaviour with parents and children and the physical space provided. We are extremely proud to have achieved the MEETING NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARD rating for all areas on our first assessment!! And we have even scored against some of the criteria for EXCEEDING NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARD for 'Educational program and practice', 'Physical environment' and 'Relationships with children'.
We will be assessed again in 5 years time and we are aiming to achieve the EXCEEDING rating for all areas!