Kindy Patch Clarinda rated as Exceeding in all seven quality areas 
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Kindy Patch Clarinda rated as Exceeding in all seven quality areas 

by Freya Lucas

January 26, 2023

Kindy Patch Clarinda, an early childhood education and care (ECEC) service operated by G8 Education recently received the rating of Exceeding the National Quality Standard in all seven quality areas during an assessment and rating visit. 


“I am so proud of the high-quality education and care my team provides our children and families every day, so it is wonderful for that to be recognised in this way,” Kindy Patch Clarinda Centre Manager, Pavi De Alwis said.  


Ms De Alwis said it is her dedicated team and child-focussed centre culture that has led to the success, saying that the best practice offered by her team is fostering strong relationships with the children in their care, and planning and supporting experiences which are child-led and initiated. 


“We listen to our children’s voices by running indoor and outdoor play and providing progressive meals which take into consideration and respect children’s needs and wants,” she said. 


“This is a very important aspect of our service as we always take children’s input when planning their day.”  


The centre’s practices have also been influenced by the needs and expectations of its broader centre community.  The service has a community panel which allows families to share ideas and stay informed about how the service is working to improve their children’s learning and development. 


In the future the service plans to expand its community involvement by engaging in more social events to allow opportunities for children, families and teams to learn and connect.  


“You walk into Kindy Patch Clarinda and you get a sense of community and calm thanks to the team’s approach to planning and family engagement,” Area Manager Sarah Schwab said.


“It is wonderful for the team’s hard work and dedication to be recognised in this way and it should fill the local community with confidence that they are receiving the highest quality education and care at our centre.”  


Learn more about the service here

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