Holland Park Kindergarten was first established in 1952, with a preschool and kindergarten, offering to the local community. The Kindergarten was affiliated with the Crèche and Kindergarten Association (C&K) for 60 years. In 2015 the Kindergarten’s philosophical approach and service provision has led to an affiliation with Lady Gowrie. At Holland Park Kindergarten we are particularly known for our innovative and flexible practice, integrated service provision, and meaningful partnerships with families and the local community. Affiliating with Lady Gowrie enables us to continue our journey – offering a service which exceeds the national standards of care and caters to the needs of our community.
What is a Lady Gowrie Affiliated Kindergarten?
We are affiliated with Lady Gowrie (QLD) Inc. and operate under the guidelines of the Early Childhood Education and Care, Department of Education, Training and Employment. The centre is managed by a dedicated volunteer committee elected from the parent body. This reflects Lady Gowrie’s philosophy that kindergartens are community based and must serve the particular needs of their local community.
Lady Gowrie offers affiliated kindergartens educational, administrative and managerial support and oversees the funding allocation from the Queensland Government. As a parent of a Gowrie affiliated kindergarten, your management committee always welcomes your support and you’re welcome at Gowrie parent forums too.
National Quality Framework
The National Quality Standard (NQS) promotes continuous quality improvement. The process reflects a uniform approach to assessment and reporting across the range of service settings and is undertaken by the relevant regulatory authority in each state, in our case the Early Childhood Education and Care Department.
These NQS ratings promote transparency and accountability, and help parents assess the quality of education and care services available. Every service receives a rating for each of the seven quality areas, as well as an overall rating. These ratings must be displayed by each service and are published on the ACECQA and the MyChild websites.
We have been assessed and rated against the NQS as Exceeding the National Quality Standard across all seven quality areas and therefore overall.
Our Kindergarten’s service is also covered under the Education and Care Services National Law.