Niño Early Learning Adventures (ELA) Melton has been rated Exceeding National Quality Standard under the National Quality Framework.
The National Quality Standard (NQS) sets a national benchmark for the quality of children’s education and care services across Australia, with services assessed against the NQS by the state regulatory authority which provides a rating for each of the seven quality areas of the NQS, as well as an overall rating.
“An overall rating of Exceeding NQS is given to services that go above and beyond the requirements of the NQS in at least four of the seven quality areas. To receive this rating on Niño ELA Melton’s first rating and assessment is a true testament to the quality standards of our services and our philosophy,” Company Manager, Melinda Ackerman said.
High quality practice was demonstrated consistently and interwoven through aspects of Niño ELA Melton’s program, and aligned with the service philosophy and the principles and practices of our approved learning frameworks.
“Niño ELA Melton’s philosophy was developed to align with our overarching philosophy “to encourage the children of our communities to be brave, creative, resilient and kind”, said Niño ELA Melton Centre Director, Rhonda Armstrong.
“Our service’s philosophy is embedded in our daily practice. Educators provide quality education to children incorporating physical, intellectual, emotional, social and holistic development opportunities and respect for the uniqueness and diversity of each child”, said Rhonda.
Niño ELA Melton was highlighted as featuring vibrant and flexible environments to support children’s exploration, creativity, learning and development, all contributing to children’s wellbeing and developing independence through diverse experiences promoting play-based and child led learning which was consistent with developed programs and supported spontaneous ideas.
Additionally, the exceeding rating was further supported by the professional educators and staff demonstrating warm, respectful relationships with the children, and encouraging children’s active engagement in the learning program.
“We are very proud of our Niño ELA Melton service and their commitment and contribution in providing a positive early learning experience to children, families and the local community,” Company Manager, Melinda Ackerman said.
Niño ELA Melton, located at 7 Reserve Rd, Melton, is a spacious purpose-built early learning centre providing long day care and 3- and 4-year-old kindergarten programs. Children enjoy spacious light filled rooms designed for each age group, challenging playgrounds to inspire curiosity, and passionate and caring educators who nurture the development of every child.