Council's early childhood education receives 'top rating'

Story time at Casula preschool.
Story time at Casula preschool.

Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller said council is committed to ensuring Liverpool is a "one-stop shop for outstanding education" after all seven of council's early childhood education centres earned the top rating of 'Exceeding National Quality Standards' from the NSW Department of Education.

Council operates six early education and care centres in Cecil Hills, Hinchinbrook, Holsworthy, Prestons, Warwick Farm and Wattle Grove, as well as Casula Preschool.

The centres were assessed between June 2018 and December 2019 with council receiving the results last week of final assessments of its Cecil Hills and Holsworthy early education and care centres conducted in December.

Ms Waller said early childhood education centres are assessed through a "stringent process" every three to four years.

"Earning the top rating of 'Exceeding National Quality Standards' is no easy feat and is a credit to our Children's Services staff, who build genuine connections with all their children and are passionate about being part of their growth," she said.

"Our staff love what they do and we're incredibly proud to have our efforts in providing quality service for families in Liverpool recognised by the NSW Government.

"From early education to tertiary studies, council is committed to ensuring Liverpool is a one-stop shop for outstanding education.

"We have a lot of families on our early education waiting list, however we encourage families to learn more about the wide array of Children's Services we provide in which their children can still take part."