This year, the federal government changed the regulations for kindergarten teachers in line with the other states. This means most kindergarten teachers need not have completed their qualifications, nor do they have to be registered with the Queensland College of Teachers
– they only have to hold a Diploma of Children’s Services and be studying towards their undergraduate degree. Unfortunately, many centres advertise they have a qualified teacher when in fact they are only studying towards their degree.
For our registered teacher, it is mandatory for her to complete a substantial amount of professional development and study each year, ensuring that she is always up-to-date with the latest research and early childhood pedagogy. She regularly attends professional development opportunities such as workshops with the Queensland Studies Authority and the Queensland College of Teachers.
Please be assured that what we offer at The Hills District Child Care Centre is the same (if not maybe a little better) than the education your child will receive elsewhere. The centre also has longer hours than many private kindergartens, allowing you more flexibility with work and personal commitments.