The Northern Beaches Council has exceeded national quality standards in its education and care standards for a second time in 2023.
Cromer Vacation Care, Brookvale Children’s Centre and Belrose Children’s Centre have been recognised as ‘Exceeding the National Quality Standard’.
The National Quality Standard (NQS) sets the benchmark for the quality of children’s education and care services across Australia.
Earlier this year, Council’s Family Day Care Service was also awarded as ‘Exceeding’ the NQS.
The services are assessed against the NQS by the New South Wales Early Childhood Education and Care Directorate, with assessments made against seven key areas including health and safety, educational programs, relationships with children and leadership.
Northern Beaches Mayor, Sue Heins, said that the Cromer Vacation Care is now ranked in the top 10 per cent in New South Wales.
“Reaching this high standard is no easy feat. The overall rating of ‘Exceeding’ is given only to services that go above and beyond the requirements of the Standard,” Ms Heins said.
“It is well deserved recognition of the efforts, expertise and skills of our dedicated educators and staff.
“We are so fortunate to have a children’s services team that is committed to continually improving our education and care services.”