Hutchins Early Learning Centre wins Kindicare Excellence Award 2022
Congratulations to the Hutchins Early Learning Centre Director of Kindergarten and Children’s Services Mrs Naomi Pritchard-Tiller and her dedicated team of educators for receiving the 2022 KindiCare Excellence Award.
The Hutchins Early Learning Centre achieved a KindiCare rating of 9.5, confirming that it is the State Winner for Tasmania and within the top 2% of childcare and early learning centres in Australia.
Being recognised as a top performing early learning service takes rigorous scrutiny “based on their current and historical assessments, ratings through the National Quality Framework from ACECQA, parent and community feedback and reviews, the stability and length of the operation of the service as well as other characteristics known about the service.” – KindiCare (2022)
One of the core values of our single-sex early learning centre is “there is no stereotyping of what a boy is; we teach the children that there are many different ways to be, to learn and to express your ideas as a person.” Naomi continues, “One thing that is unique is that we are part of a larger school. The interaction between all ages, with the youngest students able to see what their future holds and older students lending support at special events like Book Week, enables a relaxed transition to formal education and a deeper belonging to a larger community.”
The Hutchins Early Learning Centre is made up of Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Prep, Year 1 and Year 2, also offering an outstanding Holiday program assimilated to feel like a day at home where children have some quiet time and opportunities for outdoor and educational activities. The Holiday program is offered to both boys and girls for children ages 3+ and they do not need to be enrolled at Hutchins to attend. Excursions are undertaken as often as possible and form an integral part of the services they offer.
Overall, this centre offers children the opportunity to explore who they want to be with highly educated staff members guiding them through educational activities and building their sense of belonging within the Hutchins and Hobart community. It is a special place, and we are honoured to offer this type of education and care to our youngest students.