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Its Official – Highest rated Kindergarten and Day Care in Sarina!

Jane Bobbermein - Friday, June 24, 2016

Congratulations to our families on choosing not only the highest rated long day care but also the highest rated Kindergarten program in the Sarina area.  We have worked hard to achieve this recognition from the Queensland Department of Education and ACECQA and are delighted to share this exciting news with you.

The Exceeding rating is especially tough for long day care services to achieve, in that the rating given for the service is the lowest individual rating observed (i.e. if you have 20 educators and 19 are operating at an exceeding level and 1 is working towards meeting the standard level, a service wide rating of Working Towards is given for the entire service).  Therefore, not only did the Grandma’s Place team achieve an Exceeding rating; we achieved this consistently across all Educators/ staff and across all rooms and that is a real achievement for our team and our service which you can be proud of.
Grandma’s Place is only the second long day care service in the Mackay region to be awarded this high rating and is a reflection of the quality of education and care that we provide for our children and families.  We are excited about this formal recognition of our high quality education and care program and, as we do, are looking forward to continuing our journey towards national and international best practice.   We may live in a small regional town, but that is no barrier to access to high quality of care many associate only with renowned quality services in capital cities (and without the capital city price tag).

Thank you to our current families for being a part of our journey – partnerships with families and community is one of our key strengths – and we look forward to continuing this journey with you.  We love your involvement, whether it is coming on Kindergarten excursions, reading books to the Junior Kindergarten class or bringing in things of interest that the children are currently investigating – it’s the real richness of early education!

For those families wishing to enquire about joining our Grandma's Place family, please don't hesitate to give us a call on 4956 2876 to discuss availability and wait list timeframes; we do have some limited spaces available in our current Kindergarten program right now.  We already have limited vacancies for our Senior Kindergarten program in 2017 and are taking expressions of interest for next year right now (as well as for Junior Kindergarten and Infant wing spaces), so get in quick to avoid disappointment.  

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