National Quality Standards
Paddington Children’s Centre received EXCEEDING in all 7 Quality Areas when assessed against the National Quality Standards.
The National Quality Standard (NQS) is a key aspect of the National Quality Framework (NQF) and sets a high, national benchmark for early childhood education and care, and outside school hours care services in Australia.
It gives services and families a better understanding of a quality service, helping families to make informed decisions about the services providing education and care to their child. The NQS brings together the 7 key quality areas that are important to outcomes for children.
Early Learning Quality Awards 2018
Paddington Children’s Centre entered this video into the competition for the National Quality Awards
Aboriginal Children’s Service Restoration Project
PCC has been working on a large scale community engagement project to get the Aboriginal Children’s Service in Redfern fully restored with the aim to support the ACS to provide programs for the community. Early childhood education is proven to improve the educational outcomes for children in future learning. Paddington Children’s Centre is partnering with the ACS to provide a playgroup program in Redfern. An Aboriginal Playgroup Co-ordinator has been employed to facilitate the program with support from Paddington Educators. Having Early Childhood qualified educators facilitating the program who are partnering with local community members/organisations will provide families/children with support, mentoring and a culturally rich environment and program.
The care and education provided at PCC is second to none. The educators are caring and compassionate. Daily nutritious meals are provided, to give my son the best possible start. I could not be happier with the quality of the Centre’
Our daughter has thrived in all areas during her time at PCC. The consistent and stable teaching team has supported the development of strong and trusted relationships
We have been at the Centre for more over 4 years now, I am still constantly blown away at the amazing care and education my children receive. I am so grateful at the endless love, innovation and care that my children receive. We are always welcomed with open arms, my children are happy and excited to come to the Centre. The program has supported self-confidence, self-belief, values of empathy and kindness, and acknowledgement of importance of nature and caring for the environment.
I really love playing in the sandpit so much.
Lunch is my favourite thing. You can go up to the kitchen window anytime.
We go out on adventures and see nature.
I really like going on excursions.
You can play games and puzzles with your friends.
There are not many kindy’s that look like this.
It’s amazing cause there are lots of things to do.
I like it cause it’s fun and I can play all day
They help me when I need it and make me feel happy.
I like the garden.
I was lucky enough to have all three children enrolled at Paddington Children Centre at one stage. When we returned from living abroad I interviewed at least 15 Centre’s in my area to find the one that was right for my family. I can’t thank the centre enough for all the ongoing support and kindness that you show our family.
I get to learn and be creative.
PCC is a special place with very capable and nurturing educators. PCC takes a holistic approach to ensuring the wellbeing of our children and the educators have an open dialogue with parents and we jointly agree on tailored goals for our children that we work on together. Our family really value the play based learning approach that PCC adopts and our children have always found this makes learning fun and part of their everyday interactions and environment.