The Lady Gowrie
Our kindergarten is affiliated with The Lady Gowrie Queensland. We receive our government educational grants through this association. As our central governing body (CGB), The Gowrie also advises us on various business and early childhood matters and provides an advisory service through an early childhood education and care co-ordinator visiting the service throughout the year. They are of great benefit to the smooth running of our kindergarten, providing guidelines and policies to follow.
The centre is managed by a committee of parents elected by the members of the Mt Gravatt Community Kindergarten Inc.
Each family enrolled at the centre is a member of the association. The committee operates under a constitution, a copy of which is available in the office.
Law and regulations
Our kindergarten operates under the National Quality Framework that consists of:
National Quality Standard (located in a schedule to the National Regulations)
This legislation sets a national standard for children’s education and care across Australia. It outlines the legal obligations and the minimum quality standards that these services must meet to operate. If you are interested in seeing these documents ask in the office and we can provide you with the appropriate links.
The Regulatory Authority in Queensland is the Department of Education. It has responsibility for the approval, monitoring and quality assessment of services throughout the State in accordance with the National Quality Framework.
Our Regulatory Authority contact is the Metro South (Mt Gravatt) Regional Office, Department of Education; tel: 3028 8063, firstname.lastname@example.org
The national body— Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)—oversees the system and guides its implementation in a nationally consistent way. Further information on ACECQA can be accessed at www.acecqa.gov.au
In 2012 and 2019 our kindergarten was rated and assessed against the National Quality Standard and was found to be the ‘Exceeding the National Standard’ on both occasions.