Training child care educators for today and tomorrow
At Recognition First we have been training childcare educators and managers for over 20 years. Gaining high quality qualifications is increasingly important to children, families and services. Our graduates work across hundreds of services supporting thousands of children and their families.
We are excited to introduce you to the Australian Early Childhood College. As the name suggests the new college will support the early childhood sector across Australia. For many this will be a simple name change from Recognition First to the Australian Early Childhood College but for others it will be an introduction to training and assessment of the highest quality.
Welcome to the future and join us now as we continue to grow and strengthen the programs, qualifications and courses we offer. We are approved to deliver Nationally Accredited Qualifications to the early childhood sector across all States and Territories of Australia and look forward to supporting you. In the not too distant future we hope to also move into the higher education arena.
"Lots of people talk about adult learning but you really do it, I was treated like an adult throughout the process you told me what you wanted to know and then you listened."
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River Heights Child Care Centre Nominated for Eight 2013 Australian Child Care Week Awards
Jan Green, Director of Recognition First, also owns a local child care service in rural New South Wales, River Heights Child Care Centre.
As the Approved Provider of the Service this allows Jan and her team to stay current on all areas and regulations related to the daily running of a Service. Recognition First trainers spend at least two weeks a year working at the Service which helps remind us all how busy and demanding the work our students do is.
In 2016 the Service went through Assessment and Rating and our very new team of staff achieved a rating of Meeting NQS. This is great news when we acknowledge that our two new trainees had only worked for 2 months and both Room Leaders had only been in their roles for around the same time.
The Nominated Supervisor of the centre is Robin Catling, who runs a small team of exceptional carers. Her educational leadership has supported, and promoted education and care.
In 2013 the service and staff were finalists in eight categories at the Australian Child Care Week Awards, including:
- Best Overall NSW Regional Child Care Week Program
- Best One Day Program
- Best Program Highlighting Children's Safety
- Best Program Involving Families
One of our staff won Outstanding Contribution by an Individual - Cecile Christensen and River Heights was the NSW State Winner of the award for Best Program Highlighting Children's Well-being - Regional.
Well done to Robin and her fanstastic team at River Heights.