South Hurstville Kindergarten Centre exceeds national quality standards

20/05/2016

Georges River Council Administrator John Rayner announced today that Council’s South Hurstville Kindergarten Centre has received an overall rating of ‘exceeding national quality standards’ in a recent assessment by the NSW Department of Education.
 
Mr Rayner said the centre recently underwent the assessment as part of the Federal Government’s National Quality Framework which aims to raise the quality of education and care for young children.
 
“This is a fantastic result for the South Hurstville Kindergarten, and I would like to congratulate the centre’s staff for their hard work and professionalism which led to this great assessment,” he said.
 
“This rating is also a reflection of the many years of commitment the centre’s staff have put into providing excellent services to families in the local community.”
 
Mr Rayner said the NSW Department of Education’s assessment of the centre commenced in April 2016 and focused on seven quality areas.
 
“These areas included education program and practice, children’s health and safety, physical environment, staffing arrangements, relationships with children, collaborative partnerships with families and communities and leadership and service management,” he said.
 
“Knowing that the centre has achieved such a high rating across these fields not only paints a great picture for the parents of the work staff do, but also brings with it peace of mind for the parents of children in their care.”
 
Georges River Council has six childcare centres available to members of the community:

Carss Park Narani Long Day Care Centre
72 Carwar Avenue, Carss Park Ph: 9546 7462

Penshurst Long Day Care Centre
5 St Georges Road, Penshurst Ph: 9579 4029

South Hurstville Kindergarten
4 The Mall, South Hurstville Ph: 9546 4899
 
Hurstville Early Learning Centre
Westfield Shopping Centre, Hurstville Ph: 9570 6445

Ocean Street Kindergarten
62 Ocean Street, Kogarah Ph: 9587 9869
 
Jack High Child Care Centre
70 Vanessa Street, Beverly Hills Ph: 9330 6283


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For more information:
 
Anthea Gregory-Desmond
Manager Public Relations and Events
Georges River Council
Civic Centre, MacMahon St, Hurstville NSW P: 02 9330 6008
M: 0433 051388
E: AGregory-Desmond@hurstville.nsw.gov.au

Fiona Yardley
Coordinator Communications and Research
Georges River Council
Civic Centre, 2 Belgrave St, Kogarah NSW P: 02 9330 9472
E: Fiona.Yardley@kogarah.nsw.gov.au