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Little St Margaret’s was recently recognised as one of Australia’s best kindergartens by the Australian Government’s National Quality Assessment & Rating Report.
Conducted at the end of 2012, Little St Margaret’s received the highest possible rating of “Exceeding National Quality Standards” across all key areas, particularly in the education program.
Established in 1929, Little St Margaret’s will celebrate its 85th anniversary in 2014. Still operating as one of Victoria’s only independent, non-denominational not-for-profit kinders, LSM offers a specialised early learning curriculum in a family friendly environment with small class sizes. It’s not hard to see why generations have continued to educate their children at Little St Margaret’s.
LSM offers 3 and 4 year old kindergarten programs with before and after school extended care.
The service is performing at or above National Quality Standard level for all standards and quality areas. The service performed particularly strongly in the educational program and practice in maximising children’s learning and development through responding to their interests and scaffolding their learning at every opportunity.
Child’s health and wellbeing was consistently promoted in the practices of all educators. The physical environment fostered children’s knowledge of and connection with the natural environment.
Relationships with children were consistently supported by valuing the children as competent and capable individuals, collaborative partnerships with families and communities were strong and inclusive within the service.” National Quality Standard Assessment and Rating Report 8th November 2012