At St Stephens Lutheran Kindergarten Gladstone, we provide a safe, secure and supportive learning environment where your child can explore, discover, question and problem solve. Our program stimulates young minds to think independently and promote their own learning. It fosters creativity, challenges thought processes and supports co-operative learning. We accept each child as a capable, unique individual, building on their interests and abilities.
Services covered by the National Quality Framework have been assessed and rated against the seven Quality Areas of the National Quality Standard and the Education and Care Services National Regulations. The assessment and rating process aims to drive continuous quality improvement for services and provide families with better information for making choices about their children’s education and care. The overall rating for a service is determined by the combination of the ratings achieved in each Quality Area.
Each state and territory Regulatory Authority undertakes the assessment and rating process. The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority, ACECQA, is responsible for ensuring consistency in assessment and ratings across Australia, assessing services for the Excellent rating and creating awareness in the sector and community about the assessment and rating process.
|1||Educational program and practice||Meeting National Quality Standard|
|2||Children’s health and safety||Meeting National Quality Standard|
|3||Physical environment||Meeting National Quality Standard|
|4||Staffing arrangements||Meeting National Quality Standard|
|5||Relationships with children||Meeting National Quality Standard|
|6||Collaborative partnerships with families and communities||Meeting National Quality Standard|
|7||Leadership and service management||Meeting National Quality Standard|