Awabakal Preschool is the ONLY Early Childhood Service in Newcastle and the Hunter Region with the EXCELLENCE Accreditation Rating from ACECQA, which places us in the top 48 services in Australia out of over 26,000 Early Childhood Centres, Preschools and Family day Care Services. Awabakal is leading the way in Early Education across the Country, mentoring services within the Newcastle and Hunter Area through our small private enterprise business of Sticky Beak cultural tours, in fact, nearly every service in the Newcastle District has either visited Awabakal Preschool for inspiration or follows us on our Advocacy Facebook Page.
Awabakal Preschool has had 8 International Cultural and Study Tours from across the globe in 2017-2018 - these are policy developers, Government Officials and Early Childhood Professionals looking at effective Change in the Early Childhood Sector - Awabakal Preschool has a global presence in our Industry as Innovators and Advocators for High Quality Education. Awabakal Preschool is the first Aboriginal owned and operated service in Australia to obtain the CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE Accreditation rating - an achievement that demonstrates that the service works above and beyond the highest standards across the 7 Quality Areas of the National Framework as Advocates and Pioneers for change.
October, 2017 saw the Excellent Rating from ACECQA covered by NBN News, ABC News, Newcastle Herald, Koori Grapevine and NITV - this demonstrated the enormity of the Accreditation rating in our industry in our country.