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We are so proud of the Gowrie Broadmeadows Valley community, once again awarded an Excellent rating from ACECQA
The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) acknowledged the outstanding work of the team and outcomes achieved for children, families and the local community, especially in light of the pandemic. The assessor noted this was the most extensive and exceptional application they had been involved with.
The team were required to nominate three themes of Excellence – all of which were awarded. These include:
- Practice and environments that enhance children’s learning and growth
- Inclusive partnerships with children and families
- Positive workplace culture, organisational values, support of educators and sustained commitment to professional development
In addition, and based on the outstanding work and evidence provided, ACECQA awarded two additional themes that demonstrated Excellence:
- Collaborative partnerships with professional, community or research organisations
- Commitment to children that respects, reflects and celebrates culture and diversity, including place of origin
Gowrie Broadmeadows Valley is one of only five service in Victoria and only 36 nationwide to be awarded the rating of Excellent by the ACECQA.
“This is an outstanding achievement, and a huge team effort from everyone at Broadmeadows Valley. Thank you to Michelle Gujer for her exemplary leadership and the whole team at Broadmeadows Valley for their hard work, making a difference in the lives of children and families every day. Thank you to all our children and families, and to all our partners and stakeholders who we work with side by side every day to support this amazing community. Congratulations to you all.”Susan Anderson, CEO
“Everyone, from the staff to the children, is ecstatic at this news. To achieve an Excellent rating is a real achievement and an acknowledgement of our team and the hard work they do each day. It’s not just ticking boxes, it’s bringing together all the things we do at GBV that exceed the National Quality Standard. It’s a lot about the partnerships we build in the community but it’s also about so many other things.”Michelle Gujer, Early Learning Manager, Gowrie Broadmeadows Valley
Acknowledgement of Country
Gowrie Victoria Broadmeadows Valley acknowledges the Gunung-William-Balluk peoples of the Wurundjeri as the traditional custodians of this land. We pay respect to Elders past, present and future; recognising them as the holders of knowledge and storylines. By continuing to honour this land as a place of connection, storytelling, and learning we commit to reconciliation.
Broadmeadows Valley Service Philosophy
Gowrie Victoria Broadmeadows Valley acknowledges the Gunung-Willam-Balluk clan of the Wurundjeri people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we learn and play. We recognise their continued connection to the land and waters of this area and are committed to caring for Country in all that we do. We strive to continually learn more about First Nations history and culture and embed this journey of understanding into our educational programs.
Gowrie Victoria Broadmeadows Valley belongs to everyone and everyone belongs here. We acknowledge and celebrate the diversity of our community to ensure children and families feel a strong sense of belonging in our service. Building rich partnerships within our community enables us to collaboratively support our children and families as best we can. We value the diversity of our community and are inclusive of all languages, cultures, religions, and family needs.
We believe that children learn best through play and exploration, with time and space to follow through with their own ideas. Our educators are attuned to children’s needs and curiosities, extending children’s learning as it happens. From birth onwards, we see children as being capable and independent, supporting them to make decisions and be active participants in their learning and development. We recognise that children learn at different rates and need individualised, flexible support to meet their varying needs and curiosities. We are committed to go further and try new things to provide rich and exciting learning experiences for children.
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