We have noted that there are 48 centres across the country that currently have a rating of "Excellent", as follows:
- Canberra Grammar School Early Learning Centre Red Hill ACT 2603
- AIS Caretaker's Cottage Child Care Centre Bruce ACT 2617
- KU Children's Services - Killara Park Preschool Killara NSW 2071
- Warrawee Care Centre Inc Warrawee NSW 2074
- Hillsong Child Care Centre - Baulkham Hills Baulkham Hills NSW 2153
- UnitingCare Dove Cottage Childrens Centre Bankstown NSW 2200
- Globe Wilkins Preschool Marrickville NSW 2204
- KU Children's Services - Ourimbah Preschool & Childrens Centre Ourimbah NSW 2258
- Awabakal Newcastle Aboriginal Co-Op Ltd - Child Care Centre Wickham NSW 2293
- Albury Public School OSHC Albury NSW 2640
- Kentish Lifelong Learning and Care Inc Yarrawonga NT 0830
- Wagner Road Early Childhood Centre Clayfield QLD 4011
- Everton Park Child Care and Development Centre Everton Park QLD 4053
- Centenary Childcare & Early Education Centre Pty Ltd Mount Ommaney QLD 4074
- John Paul College OSHC Daisy Hill QLD 4127
- Rosie's Early Learning Pty Ltd Daisy Hill QLD 4127
- Capalaba Child Care and Early Education Centre Capalaba QLD 4157
- Wynnum Family Day Care Wynnum QLD 4178
- The Southport School Early Learning Centre Southport QLD 4215
- Pelican Waters-Golden Beach Kindergarten and Childcare Centre Golden Beach QLD 4551
- Milford Lodge Child Care Buderim QLD 4556
- Condy Park Pre-School and Kindergarten Association Inc Pialba QLD 4655
- Torquay Kids Early Learning Centre Torquay QLD 4655
- The Lady Gowrie Child Centre (Melbourne) Inc, Docklands Docklands VIC 3008
- Jindi Woraback Children's Centre Inc St Albans VIC 3021
- Children's Protection Society Inc - Child and Family Centre Heidelberg West VIC 3081
- Doveton College Early Learning Centre Doveton VIC 3177
- Clarendon Children's Centre Co-operative Ltd South Melbourne VIC 3205
- Millville Child Care Centre Pty Ltd Colac VIC 3250
- Beaconhills College - Little Beacons Learning Centre Pakenham VIC 3810
- Baxter Kindergarten and Children's Centre Baxter VIC 3911
Congratulations to all these centres on getting such a great reward for all their hard work!
But what is an Excellent rating?
Once a child care provider has been assessed as Exceeding the National Quality Standards in all areas, they can apply for the rating of Excellent.
The current break down of ratings is:
- 48 services, as above - Excellent
- 255 services - Exceeding NQS
- 342 services - Meeting NQS
- 150 services have been assessed but are still only Working Towards NQS
- Only 4 services show Significant Improvement Required.
729 services have not yet been assessed (ie they have "Provisional" rating).
Disclaimer: This list is updated approximately weekly - while we do our best to keep up to date, a centre being on this page is not the final word on its status. The ACECQA defines that. The status of childcare services is updated when ACECQA publicly publishes the new ratings, not when the service is privately informed - unfortunately, we have to stick with the ACECQA public information.