Yarra Valley Grammar’s Early Learning Centre has been rated Exceeding National Quality Standard under the National Quality Framework by the Victorian Department of Education and Training.
Our ELC students learn in a purpose-built centre and also have full use of the School’s other magnificent facilities, Sports Complex, Music School, Performing Arts Centre and Resource Centre (library). Full and part-time programs are available for both three and four-year-olds.
The National Quality Standard (NQS) sets a national benchmark for the quality of children’s education and care services across Australia. Services are assessed against the NQS and receive a rating for each of the seven quality areas of the NQS, plus an overall rating.
A rating of Exceeding NQS is given to services that go above and beyond the requirements in at least four of the seven quality services. The ELC was deemed Exceeding in all seven areas.
Our educational programs were assessed as being exceptional. The quality of relationships between the teachers and each child lays the foundation for integrating their interests and abilities into planned and spontaneous learning experiences. The ELC teachers collaborate with our Junior School colleagues who enrich the learning outcomes for the children through specialist classes in Music, Physical Education; including a swimming program and weekly visits to the school library. These programs contribute to a continuum of learning and skill development and are specifically offered to advance school readiness and a seamless transition to school.
Our Exceeding rating assessed against national benchmark qualities is testimony to the excellent programs, facilities and education we offer at Yarra Valley Grammar. Our skilled and passionate educators share a vision and approach to early childhood teaching and foster a holistic approach to curriculum decision making for every child.
Mrs Nicky Callow
Director of Early Learning Centre
Yarra Valley Grammar