A CARRUM kindergarten has become one of just 35 centres nationally to be awarded the top rank from the Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority.
Carrum Family and Children’s Centre has been awarded an “excellent” rating from the ACECQA.
Kingston mayor Hadi Saab said the outcome reflected the quality of local kinders. “Our educators should be justly proud of this rating which shows how they lead and inspire the wider education and care sector,” he said.
“The new Carrum rating and the ‘exceeding’ rating already achieved by all three Family and Children’s Centres, reflects their hard work and ongoing emphasis on staying engaged with the children and their families and on continual improvement of programs, initiatives and educator training. Congratulations to everyone involved.”
In a statement, Kingston Council said that “Carrum FCC has displayed a particular strength in the many ways it supports and engages with families such as multiple methods used to capture the voices and feedback of children and families.
“Among other things, assessors praised the centre’s commitment to sustained exceptional practice, its encouragement of educators to upskill and share their knowledge and expertise and its visionary leadership. There was high praise for Carrum FCC’s willingness to share its exceptional practice model with others in the sector and in the community, for example its introduction to embedding Indigenous perspectives in early childhood professional development sessions.”
First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 19th July 2023