We have noted that there are 34 centres across the country that currently have a rating of "Excellent", as follows:
- Australian Sports Commission - AIS Caretaker's Cottage Child Care Centre Bruce ACT 2617
- KU Children's Services - Lance Children's Centre Millers Point NSW 2000
- Tigger's Honeypot Childcare Centre Randwick NSW 2031
- KU Children's Services - Killara Park Preschool Killara NSW 2071
- Warrawee Care Centre Inc Warrawee NSW 2074
- City of Canada Bay Council - Victoria Avenue Children's Centre Concord West NSW 2138
- Inspire Carlingford North Rocks NSW 2151
- Hillsong Child Care Centre - Baulkham Hills Baulkham Hills NSW 2153
- UnitingCare Dove Cottage Childrens Centre Bankstown NSW 2200
- Inner West Council - Globe Wilkins Preschool Marrickville NSW 2204
- UnitingCare Frederick Street Preschool Rockdale NSW 2216
- KU Children's Services - Ourimbah Preschool & Childrens Centre Ourimbah NSW 2258
- Awabakal Newcastle Aboriginal Co-Op Ltd - Child Care Centre Wickham NSW 2293
- Campbelltown City Council - Waratah Cottage Early Learning Centre Claymore NSW 2559
- Wagner Road Early Childhood Centre Clayfield QLD 4011
- Everton Park Child Care and Development Centre Everton Park QLD 4053
- Indooroopilly Montessori Children's House Indooroopilly QLD 4068
- John Paul College OSHC Daisy Hill QLD 4127
- Rosie's Early Learning Pty Ltd Daisy Hill QLD 4127
- Wynnum Family Day Care Wynnum QLD 4178
- The Southport School Early Learning Centre Southport QLD 4215
- Milford Lodge Child Care Buderim QLD 4556
- Condy Park Pre-School and Kindergarten Association Inc Pialba QLD 4655
- Chancery Lane Montessori Preschool Adelaide SA 5000
- Darlington Children's Centre for Early Childhood Development and Parenting Seacombe Gardens SA 5047
- Concordia College Inc - St John's Out of School Hours Care Highgate SA 5063
- Jescott Montessori Pre-School Magill SA 5072
- Goodstart Early Learning Parafield Gardens Parafield Gardens SA 5107
- Jindi Woraback Children's Centre Inc St Albans VIC 3021
- Kids First Australia - EYEP Early Years Centre West Heidelberg Heidelberg West VIC 3081
- Doveton College Early Learning Centre Doveton VIC 3177
- Bonkers Beat Music Kinder & Childcare Aspendale Aspendale VIC 3195
- Clarendon Children's Centre Co-operative Ltd South Melbourne VIC 3205
- Millville Child Care Centre Pty Ltd Colac VIC 3250
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:
- 34 services, as above - Excellent
- 3344 services - Exceeding NQS
- 6122 services - Meeting NQS
- 2954 services have been assessed but are still only Working Towards NQS
- Only 13 services show Significant Improvement Required.
544 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.