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How to Find Brisbane's Best Childcare Providers

by Louise W (follow)
Finding the best child care for your little one can be a minefield.

But did you realise that you can find out which child care services in Brisbane provide the highest quality care via a free, online rating system?

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In the search for day care, word-of-mouth recommendations are a fantastic starting point, but everyone has a different idea of what a "good" child care centre looks like.

So it's useful to compare feedback from mums with objective assessments of childcare centres in your part of Brisbane.

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An independent authority (ACECQA) assesses the quality of early childhood education and care services in Australia.

They look at everything from how warm and responsive the educators are, to how safe and clean the equipment is, and even how staff share information with you, the parent. These ratings are then published online in the hope of helping parents to find the most suitable child care for their children.

The "Excellent" rating is the highest rating available.

Brisbane's Best Child Care Providers:
In Brisbane, the standout child care services - based on receiving an Excellent rating - are:
- Wynnum Family Day Care
- Everton Park Child Care and Development Centre
- Wagner Road Early Childhood Centre (Clayfield)
- Centenary Child Care and Early Education Centre (Mt Ommaney)
- Kenmore and District Montessori Children’s House

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Why not search the ACECQA database to see how your current child care service stacks up against each of the quality standards?

Or you could even weigh up all the services in your local area when you search by postcode.

You'll discover some education and care services are just Meeting the standards, whilst others are doing better and Exceeding them.

Warning Bells - things to look out for and possibly delve into further would be services Working Towards the standards or with Significant Improvement Required.

Search all the ratings here, but remember nothing beats visiting a service yourself, and asking the questions that matter to you.

How do you find quality child care? Leave a comment or head over to our Discussion group to let us know!

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