The KindiCare Excellence Awards celebrate the top performing early childhood education and care centres right across Australia.
2021 Award Winners
Australian Capital Territory Winner
Gungahlin Children's Centre.
KindiCare●August 13, 2021
Located in the nation’s capital, Gungahlin Children’s Centre took out top position in the Australian Capital Territory. Achieving a rating of 9.6 on the KindiCare App, the centre also achieved an Exceeding National Quality Standards Rating by ACECQA.
Opening on the 1st of December 2003, Gungahlin Children's Centre provides long day education and care services for children from 6 months to 6 years. In 2015, the ACT Government expanded the service and added two new rooms: an art studio and an additional outdoor play space. Gungahlin Children's Centre encourages parents and guardians to consider a child's perspective when choosing a service. Gungahlin Children’s Service considers every day and every moment in a child’s life as important as a step towards each child's growth and learning. Our team are strong advocates for early learning and the benefits that it provides for our children, families and communities. We are always working to ensure that our centre community is supported and that our children are at the centre of everything that we do. Over time Gungahlin Children’s Centre has developed into a dedicated early childhood community with a wonderful team of early childhood educators that has created an exemplary service for early childhood education and care. The centre values meeting with each new family and discussing opportunities for providing their children with early childhood education and care. Karen Gergely commented “I have worked at Gungahlin Children’s Centre since it opened and have seen how our creative spaces throughout the building have emerged and become established practise. Public spaces celebrate and share children’s ideas, creativity and visual expression. We believe that physical spaces influence our behaviours, creative responses and thinking. Every space in the centre is meaningfully presented and conveys a sense of aesthetic beauty, order and invitation to families, children and staff to enjoy and explore. The addition of two specialist teachers and the establishment of music and art studios has enriched children’s opportunities to extend their imagination and creative expression.”