Staverton Kindergarten in Chelmer Exceeds National Standards in All Quality Areas

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Staverton Kindergarten, the only kindergarten in the Chelmer-Graceville-Sherwood area, has received the highest rating set by the National Quality Standard (NQS) for children’s education. 

Following a rigorous assessment, the school has exceeded in all seven quality areas of the NQS, such as educational program and practice, children’s health and safety, physical environment, staffing arrangements, relationships with children, and collaborative partnerships with families and communities, and governance and leadership.

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The NQF for early childhood education and care was agreed by all Australian governments to get better education and development outcomes for children using education and care services. Its implementation is guided by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

“An overall rating of Exceeding NQS is given to services that go above and beyond the requirements of the NQS in at least four of the seven quality areas,” President Anastasia Kostellar of Staverton Kindergarten said. 

“To have received the exceeding standard in each of the seven quality areas is a wonderful achievement that reflects the commitment and capabilities of the educators and management, along with families and our local community, to provide an outstanding kindergarten experience to the children in our care,” she added.

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“Our strong emphasis on child-led play-based learning, our genuinely caring staff, our attention to detail, our fantastic educational program, and our relationships with families and the community were highlighted as being exceptional,” Carrie Grassick, Nominated Supervisor at Staverton said. 

The great news comes as Staverton Kindergarten is set to undergo major improvements to its outdoor play area in mid-2022. 

“Staverton’s large, shaded and secure outdoor space is a fantastic resource for the children to play, learn and explore nature. We are so excited about the new playground and seeing the children enjoy their new environment,” said Kristy Coombs, Educational Leader at Staverton Kindergarten.   

To learn more about the NQF and service ratings, visit the ACECQA website. For more information about Staverton Kindergarten, visit or follow the Facebook page.