The KindiCare Excellence Awards celebrate the top performing early childhood education and care centres right across Australia.
2021 Award Winners
South Australian Winner
The Learning Sanctuary Norwood.
KindiCare●August 13, 2021
The Learning Sanctuary Norwood, located close to the Adelaide CBD achieved top position in South Australia. Achieving a rating 9.5 on the KindiCare App, The Learning Sanctuary in Norwood also achieved an Exceeding National Quality Standards Rating by ACECQA.
Set within a heritage listed Victorian villa and located about 3km from the Adelaide CBD on expansive grounds, The Learning Sanctuary Norwood provides children with a delightful indoor and outdoor environment to explore and play.
The curriculum at The Learning Sanctuary Norwood is inspired by the Montessori method where each child is encouraged to learn through play and experimentation, to inspire a love of learning and foster self-confidence and independence and develop the skills for a lifetime of learning.
This boutique centre offers an educational program in a carefully crafted yet comfortable environment that feels like a home away from home.
Facilities include two large outdoor areas, a courtyard, several play structures, a water play area, two vegetable gardens, and animals including chickens, rabbits, birds and fish. Children use the herbs, fruit and veggies they grow in the garden to engage in cooking experiences and feed the centre’s pets.
Nutritious morning and afternoon tea are provided every day at the centre which also provides daily updates and photos that allow families to keep track of their child’s learning and development.
Centre Manager Christine Moody said her team of educators went above and beyond for every child and family.
“We create a secure home like environment for children and work closely with families to ensure our ideas about learning are consistent with theirs," said Christine.
“Our team is very close-knit and just like a family, with some of us together here for more than 10 years.”
“It is so rewarding to see that all the care and passion we pour into caring and teaching children is recognised. We are extremely proud to be named the best in South Australia by KindiCare.”
G8 Education CEO Gary Carroll said The Learning Sanctuary Norwood was a deserving recipient of the KindiCare Excellence Award.
“We are so proud of our team at The Learning Sanctuary Norwood,” said Mr Carroll. “They live and breathe the G8 Education values every day and it is great to see their passion and dedication recognised.
“Our G8 Education centres did well across the country with six claiming a top 10 place in their respective States, a reflection of our continued investment in raising the standard of education and care.
“One of our Great Beginnings centres was named the best in Western Australia and we are delighted that we will be able to offer South Australian families a place in our new Great Beginnings Gilles Plain early learning centre opening soon.”