We have noted that there are 36 centres across the country that currently have a rating of "Excellent", as follows:
- Forrest Primary School OSHC Forrest ACT 2603
- Australian Sports Commission - AIS Caretaker's Cottage Child Care Centre Bruce ACT 2617
- Warrawee Care Centre Inc Warrawee NSW 2074
- Northern Beaches Council - Belrose Community & Children's Centre Belrose NSW 2085
- City of Canada Bay Council - Victoria Avenue Children's Centre Concord West NSW 2138
- Learning Links Child Care Peakhurst NSW 2210
- Goodstart Early Learning Tuggerah Tuggerah NSW 2259
- The Illawarra Grammar School OSHC West Wollongong NSW 2500
- Bermagui Pre School Co-Operative Society Ltd Bermagui NSW 2546
- Goodstart Early Learning Bathurst Bathurst NSW 2795
- Everton Park Child Care and Development Centre Everton Park QLD 4053
- Indooroopilly Montessori Children's House Indooroopilly QLD 4068
- Choices Family Day Care Forest Lake QLD 4078
- John Paul College OSHC Daisy Hill QLD 4127
- Rosie's Early Learning Pty Ltd Daisy Hill QLD 4127
- 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
- Nazareth Early Childhood Centre Findon SA 5023
- Jescott Montessori Pre-School Magill SA 5072
- Keithcot Farm Children's Centre Wynn Vale SA 5127
- Gowrie Victoria Broadmeadows Valley Broadmeadows VIC 3047
- INSPIRE Early Learning Journey - Heidelberg Heidelberg West VIC 3081
- Clarendon Children's Centre Co-operative Ltd South Melbourne VIC 3205
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:
- 36 services, as above - Excellent
- 4198 services - Exceeding NQS
- 9063 services - Meeting NQS
- 2105 services have been assessed but are still only Working Towards NQS
- Only 8 services show Significant Improvement Required.
967 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.