Author: Medowie Gumnuts

Medowie Gumnut Preschool operates, and is assessed, against a set of national standards; the ‘National Quality Standards’ (NQS). The National Quality Standard (NQS) has seven quality areas that are important for better health and education outcomes for children. Early childhood education and care services are assessed and rated against the NQS by regulatory authorities in each state/territory. This information explains 
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Medowie Gumnut Preschool has been assessed and rated as ‘Exceeding’ National Quality Standards’. What does this mean? Education and care services across Australia are assessed and rated by their state and territory regulatory authority. All the approved services are assessed against the seven quality areas of the National Quality Standard.  1  Educational program and practice Your child is supported to participate 
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Learning through play is one of the most important ways children learn and develop. Friedrich Froebel, a German educator who created the concept of the ‘kindergarten’, believed that “play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child’s soul.” Educators at your child’s early childhood education and 
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