When dropping your child to an early childhood setting, you want to know that your child is in the safest hands possible. You want them to thrive in an environment that will give children the opportunity to imagine, create, explore and learn through play. You want your child to grow in communication, gross and fine motor skills. You want to see them form and develop friendships and feel safe and secure in their home away from home. Little Gems Child Care & Early Learning Centre at Albany Creek pride themselves on achieving these goals for your child day in and day out – and the Department of Education and Training concur having recognised them as a centre that is Exceeding National Quality Standards!

The National Quality Standard is a key aspect of the National Quality Framework and sets a benchmark for early childhood education and care, and outside school hours care services in Australia. The process reflects a uniform approach to assessment and reporting across a range of service settings. The overall rating for a service is determined by the combination of the Quality Area ratings achieved. These quality areas include:

Educational program and practice,

Children’s health and safety,

Physical environment,

Staffing arrangements,

Relationships with children,

Collaborative partnerships with families and communities and

Leadership and service management.

The team have worked extremely hard in each of these key areas and continue each day to work beyond expectation to meet the growing needs of your child. Each child’s needs and interests are fostered in a caring and loving atmosphere. With our “positive guiding technique” we strive to ensure that each child develops in an engaging, happy environment. Congratulations to all our staff for their valued hard work. The assessor who came to our centre admitted that she had never given an exceeding criteria in any category before! This is such an accomplishment for our team! Thank you also to the ongoing contributions and feedback from our supporting families. Together, Little Gems Child Care and Early Learning Centre continues to work towards your child’s journey of self-discovery in a safe and challenging environment, where educators are active participants and believe that each day in a child’s life is an opportunity to learn something new.