Council preschool awarded prestigious 'Excellent' rating

The Inner West Council’s Globe Wilkins Preschool has been awarded the highest possible rating from the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). 

“We all know that early childhood education makes more difference to children’s life chances than anything else,” said Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne. 

“The kids at Globe Wilson are literally receiving the best start to their education of any group of children across Australia. 

“The awarding of the Excellent rating is a really impressive endorsement of Council’s children’s services. 

“Congratulations to Globe Wilkins Preschool teachers and educators, who are obviously embracing continuous professional learning and development,” added Mayor Byrne. 

This year, the centre is recognised for: 

• Collaborative partnerships with professional, community and research organisations. 
• Commitment to children that respects, reflects and celebrates culture and diversity, including place of origin and practice. 
• Creating environments that deeply enhance children’s learning and growth. 
• An oath, and a commitment to embedding and nurturing strong connections to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture into the service’s practices and programs. 
• Employing an Aboriginal educator to foster and reinforce a sense of cultural identity and to provide a strong Aboriginal role model while learning in an authentic way. 
• A strong commitment from the preschool staff to engage with our community and to advocate for the rights of the child. 

Gabrielle Sinclair, CEO of ACECQA, said Globe Wilkins Preschool “has shown exceptional practice in a number of areas, including the way it respects, reflects and celebrates diversity through its culturally safe learning environment”. 

The Excellent rating is the highest rating an education and care service can achieve under the National Quality Framework, which was first introduced in 2012. 

Currently in NSW, only 13 services are rated Excellent. The Excellent rating is awarded for up to three years if the service continues to meet the requirements. 

The presentation is at Globe Wilkins Preschool, Wilkins Public School, McRae Street, Marrickville, on Tuesday 6 March at 10am. 

Guests will include Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne, ACECQA Manager of Educational Leadership and Excellence Michelle Hilton-Moon, and Senior Officer, Educational Leadership & Excellence at ACECQA, Sofie Sega.

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