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WA centres achieve top results

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Three Goodstart Early Learning centres in Western Australia have recently joined the growing number of services achieving an overall exceeding rating for their early learning and care centre under the national accreditation scheme.

Goodstart Early Learning Merriwa, Rockingham and East Perth join five other WA centres, and more than 130 Australia-wide to receive the exceeding rating as part of Australia’s National Quality Framework (NQF) assessment process.

East Perth centre director Lela Mrdak said she was overjoyed with the result crediting her team for their dedication and commitment to providing high quality learning and care.

“Our team is very passionate about what we do and our aim is to offer an exceptional program that nurtures each child’s development. We have worked hard to build relationships within our local community and are proud of the inclusion support we offer to children with additional needs,” Ms Mrdak said.

“Goodstart delivers play-based education experiences that are designed around a child’s individual interests and needs. Every child deserves to be able to access positive early life learning experiences to equip them with the skills and confidence they need for school, and life.”

The Merriwa centre was described as building mutual and respectful relationships between Indigenous and other Australians to work together to solve problems, while East Perth was commended for the warm, responsive and trusting relationships between educators and children.

Goodstart Halls Head also received an exceeding rating earlier this year, with the report commending the centre’s educators for their ‘careful planning, reflective practice and willingness to collaborate with families and other community organisations to enhance children’s learning and wellbeing’.

The NQS Assessment and Rating Report is issued by Australia’s Children Education & Care Quality Authority.
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