Marrickville Council's Globe Wilkins Preschool Receives Excellent RatingHome to a rainbow mural celebrating LGBTIQ families, Globe Wilkins is commended for outstanding work in the community.

Marrickville Council’s Globe Wilkins Preschool has been awarded the highest possible rating from the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

Globe Wilkins Preschool received the Excellent rating for outstanding work in the community and ongoing commitment to improving quality outcomes for children.

Globe Wilkins Preschool is just the fourth education and care service in NSW to receive the Excellent rating.

“This is a very impressive endorsement of Council’s children’s services,” said Mayor of Marrickville Councillor Mark Gardiner.

“I congratulate the talented, hard-working and dedicated staff at the preschool and everyone in our Children and Family Services. It’s through their shared knowledge, skills, and commitment that the Preschool has achieved this great result,” he said.

“Most of us know by now how high-quality critical education and care programs are for young children in those first few years of life – it can have a lifelong impact.

“So it’s highly gratifying to know that Council delivers the highest possible standards of education and care for children. I know that Marrickville families will value knowing that we are providing the best for their children,” Councillor Gardiner said.

ACECQA Board Chair Rachel Hunter said Globe Wilkins’ Preschool work with community groups, such as the indigenous-focused Multi Mix Mob playgroup and Wunanbiri Aboriginal preschool, is indicative of culturally inclusive practice.

The Preschool’s transition-to-school program with the local primary school allows the preschoolers to mingle with school-aged children and participate in a shared community garden.

In addition, the Preschool supports educators from other education and care services by sharing educational programs and ideas on the Early Years Learning Framework and other elements of the national quality framework.

“Globe Wilkins Preschool takes an active leadership role within the community and wider childhood sector,” Ms Hunter said. “The pre-school’s outstanding practice and commitment to continuous improvement are inspiring, and I congratulate them on their work,” Councillor Gardiner said.

Expressions of interest for 2015 enrolments at Globe Wilkins Preschool are now open. You can also view more information on the Council’s website. The Council’s Education and Care Services include Long Day Care, Preschool, Outside School Hours Care Services, and Family Day Care.