Our Story

Why Us

We believe in the uniqueness of each individual and value them within the context of their family and their community. We respectfully incorporate and reflect upon the diversity within our community and build this thinking into our inclusive educational programs, so we can build meaningful links with the local and the wider world.

Each kindergarten acknowledges its connection to Glen Education and upholds the vision, purpose, and values of the organisation. We believe that our educational philosophy changes, as new insights are gained, and practice is evaluated.

We are dedicated lifelong learners who support each other to maintain a culture of inquiry and reflective practice. Our people maintain professional confidence by keeping up to date with educational research, connecting with professional learning communities and by advocating for each person’s right to learn, grow and thrive.

At Glen Education, quality is in everything we do

Glen Education has consistently exceeded the National Standards for high-quality early years education. 

The National Quality Standards (NQS) are a key aspect of the National Quality Framework. It is strongly linked to the National Early Years Learning Framework (2022) which recognises that children learn from birth. Combined with the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (2016), these outline fundamental components to inform and guide educators in the delivery of nationally consistent and high-quality experiences and programs across Australia.

At Glen Education, we are proud to say that all of our services are rated at or are exceeding the National Standard for Quality Education and Care.

Our commitment to exceeding the National Standards is evidenced in the feedback we have received across all quality areas, from the Department of Education.

Quality Area 1 – Educational program and practice

The aim of Quality Area 1 of the National Quality Standard is to ensure that the educational program and practice is stimulating and engaging, and enhances children’s learning and development. The program nurtures the development of life skills and complements children’s experiences, opportunities and relationships at school, at home and in the community.

*Taken from www.acecqa.gov.au website.

Department of Education Feedback

Glen Education Sacred Heart Kindergarten, 2023

“The service demonstrated a strong commitment to the service philosophy, and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) was central to every decision made. Educators recognised that children learn through prolonged periods of investigation and exploration, as well as active engagement in both planned and spontaneous experiences. The service demonstrated a strong commitment to respect for diversity and promoting the rights of each child. Children were promoted as individuals with equal rights and were empowered to participate in decision making that may impact them.

Strong guidance and assistance from the nominated supervisor, educational leader and leadership team was evident, as they provided all educators with access to pedagogical resources that supported the development of a child-centred program. An integrated teaching and learning approach were embedded in the curriculum.

Educators were intentional in teaching children how to navigate routines and the tasks within routines with a range of visual tools and prompts to promote success and independence. Purposeful and specific goals were developed for children with a particular focus on children’s wellbeing early in the year to support secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships.”

For more information on assessment and ratings visit www.acecqa.gov.au