The KindiCare Excellence Awards celebrate the top performing early childhood education and care centres right across Australia.
2022 Award Winners
South Australian Winner
Nazareth Early Childhood Centre
KindiCare●August 29th, 2022
This Catholic preschool, co-located on the Findon campus of the Nazareth Community College, is a state winner this year with a KindiCare Rating of 9.5 and Excellent Rating from ACECQA.
This long day care service and preschool offers places for children from six months to five years and is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. Director, Natasha Walc says her team has a service-wide approach to building community, supporting family life and making the world a better place. “The relationships we nourish are built on a strong foundation of genuine care and love for one another. We also go beyond care and believe that all children have the right to an excellent education from birth; therefore, families have confidence that their child is held with tenderness and boundless potential when they come to childcare.” Nazareth Early Childhood Centre is one in only four services across South Australia to hold an Excellent Rating from ACECQA and Natasha says this is a reflection of their deep commitment to continuous improvement and exceptional practice. “The educators here at Nazareth are highly skilled professionals who contextualise the Reggio Emilia principles to our community by encompassing the view of children as competent and capable beings.” “Our program is unique as we extend ourselves beyond the Early Years Learning Framework to deliver a holistic Catholic education that is underpinned by respect for the dignity of each person.” “Our program is also supported by allied health professionals such as Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists which leads to improved outcomes for children.” As mentioned above, Nazareth Early Childhood Centre is co-located on the R-12 College campus at Findon which provides children with a strong, successful transition as they journey into primary school and beyond.