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Staverton Kindergarten exceeds national standards in all seven quality areas

Media Release

29th April 2022

Staverton Kindergarten exceeds national standards in all seven quality areas

Staverton Kindergarten has been rated as 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.

Services are assessed against the NQS by the state or territory regulatory authority and receive a rating for each of the seven quality areas of the NQS, as well as an overall rating.

Staverton is the only kindergarten in the Chelmer-Graceville-Sherwood area to have received the exceeding standard in all seven of the quality areas. The seven 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 governance and leadership.

“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,” President Anastasia Kostellar of Staverton Kindergarten said.

“To have received the exceeding standard in each of the seven quality areas is a wonderful achievement that reflects the commitment and capabilities of the educators and management, along with families and our local community, to provide an outstanding kindergarten experience to the children in our care,” she added.

“Our strong emphasis on child-led play-based learning, our genuinely caring staff, our attention to detail, our fantastic educational program, and our relationships with families and the community were highlighted as being exceptional,” Carrie Grassick, Nominated Supervisor at Staverton said.

In mid-2022, Staverton’s outdoor play area is set to undergo further improvements with a major renovation and all-new equipment. “Staverton’s large, shaded and secure outdoor space is a fantastic resource for the children to play, learn and explore nature. We are so excited about the new playground and seeing the children enjoy their new environment,” said Kristy Coombs, Educational Leader at Staverton Kindergarten.

The National Quality Framework (NQF) for early childhood education and care was agreed by all Australian governments to get better educational and development outcomes for children using education and care services.

Implementation of the NQF is guided by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

To find out more information about the NQF and service ratings, visit the ACECQA website or ACECQA’s family-focused website, Starting Blocks.

For more information about Staverton Kindergarten, visit

Media Enquiries:

Gina Velde – Marketing (Volunteer) Staverton Kindergarten Ph: 07 3379 1511 Email:

ABOUT STAVERTON Staverton Kindergarten was established in 1944 and is a non-profit, community kindergarten that promotes family involvement and focuses on children learning through play. Staverton is rated exceeding across all seven quality areas and is rated ‘Exceeding’ overall by ACECQA.


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