Kindy Kapers Wakerley celebrates Exceeding Rating

Kindy Kapers Wakerley - part of the Lifelong Learning Centres network owned and operated by Affinity Education Group, is celebrating after mainting their 'Exceeding' rating in their October 2018 National Quality Standards review. 
Centre Manager Mel McCulloch thanked her entire team for their hard work and contribution to the successful assessment, which maintained the Exceeding rating achieved by the centre in 2012.

"To achieve an Exceeding rating is a team effort - our wonderful educators, group leaders and ECT here at Kindy Kapers Wakerly truly go above and beyond for the children in our care, and we are so proud to show our families that their children are in the best child care possible in our local area," Mel said.
Supported by Affinity Education Group's Quality Team, Kindy Kapers Wakerley completed a comprehensive Quality Review audit prior to the formal assessment and rating carried out by the Queensland Government

"Our centre offers a comprehensive and caring, individualised approach to early education for every child who attends," Mel said.

"We maintaing an ongoing Quality Improvement Program and gain feedback from parents, educators and the children themselves about their vision for our centre, and the result is a wonderful rich early learning environment which is well-known locally in our community." 
​Daily yoga practice as part of their Healthy Children program are just one of the unique elements contributing to the 'Exceeding' rating achieved by Kindy Kapers Wakerley in their October 2018 Assessment which rated their child care centre against 7 National Quality Standard areas:
  1. Educational program and practice—programs need to address children’s individual learning and development needs
  2. Children’s health and safety— service should have policies, procedures and practices to support healthy eating, safety, dealing with injury or illness and preventing harm
  3. Physical environment—the environment must be safe, suitable and provide rich and diverse experiences to promote learning and development
  4. Staffing arrangements—the service needs to meet staffing levels, qualification requirements and professional standards
  5. Relationships with children—educators need to build responsive and respectful relationships with children
  6. Collaborative partnerships with families and communities—your service should actively communicate, consult and collaborate with families and communities
  7. Governance and leadership—the service must have documented policies, procedures and records, shared values, clear direction and reflective practices for staff.
Other incursions provided in their programming include French lessons, Sustainability and a strong community spirit linked to the Affinity Way values. Congratulations to the Kindy Kapers Wakerley team!