Raymond Terrace Early Education Centre

Building a better future for your children

We are delighted to announce that In October 2017 RTEEC was rated  


in the National Quality Assessment and Rating.

We were visited by an assessor who measures early childhood service's quality against a vast range of standards and elements as governed by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority. (ACECQA). 

This assessment process forms part of the Quality Framework which was introduced to provide better educational and developmental outcomes for children and their families using education and care services.

Services are assessed and rated in 7 identified Quality Areas:

1) Educational Program and Practice

2) Children's Health and Safety

3) Physical Environment

4) Staffing Arrangements

5) Relationships with Children

6) Collaborative Partnerships with Families and Communities

7) Leadership and Service Management.

After a 2 day visit to the service, an Assessment and Compliance Officer observes interactions and relationships within the environment and reviews paperwork and documentation. 

The overall rating awarded by an Assessor can be: 
"Significant Improvement Required", 
"Working towards the Standards", 
Meeting the Standards" or 
"Exceeding the Standards".

We are extremely proud of the result and the ongoing commitment our team demonstrates. 

This result is a reflection of the dedicated and innovative approach that we deliver each day. 

Thank you to all our families for the confidence you place in us every day in ensuring that your children get the best start in life. 

It is a privilege that we never take for granted and we’ll always continue to provide  the best quality environment for your children.

For more information, please visit: https://www.acecqa.gov.au/nqf/national-quality-standard

Our Programs

Each child receives a personal development portfolio as a record of their achievements at the centre. The portfolio includes a collection of observations, photos, artwork and other examples of the child’s learning and development.

The government’s vision for children’s learning is that “All children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life”. As a result The Council of Australian Governments developed The Early Learning Years Framework. The Framework conveys the highest expectations, for all children’s learning from birth to five years and through the transitions to school. Our service follows this framework and it is reflected in each child’s portfolio.

Every educator at RTEEC has input into the daily programme of learning experiences provided. Each child has an individual programme, which is based on children’s needs and interests. Educators create portfolio’s for each child at our service. Our portfolios are digital and can be viewed on each of the rooms laptop upon request. At the end of the year your child’s portfolio will be given to you in the form of a dvd.

A slide show outlining our day is available to view each afternoon on the laptop also.

Infant room

The Penguin caters for a maximum of 14 children 0-3 years.

The team consists of four Educators. Team members plan and program experiences to enhance children’s skills in all developmental areas and basing the curriculum on the Early Years Learning Framework. (EYLF). The framework consists of five learning outcomes:

  • Children have a strong identity 
  • Children have a strong sense of well being  
  • Children are confident and involved learners
  • Children are effective communicators  
  • Children are connected with and contribute to their world

Children are encouraged and given the opportunity to guide their own learning through the use of play based experiences in a natural learning environment both indoors and out. Programs and reflections are recorded for each child. Individual and group experiences plus the learning environment are designed through this. All this information is documented in your child’s port folio accessible to you at anytime.

The Team work with families to ensure your child’s routine is catered for whilst helping them to grow and develop into the unique individuals they are.

The Penguin Room routine provides opportunity for individual play/learning as well as small and large group sharing. Children’s language, literacy and creative skills are further developed during these times as the children experiment with singing, dancing and exercising.

Pre-School Room

The Pre-School Room caters for a maximum of 25 children aged three to six.

Within the room there are four Educators with qualifications ranging from Certificate III in Children services to Bachelor of Early Childhood.

The Dolphin Room provides a quality learning program which caters to the individual needs, interests and strengths of each child. The foundation of our program is the Early Years Learning Framework which is recognized nationally, but the core of our program is inspired by the children and families of our service.

The Dolphin Room teachers are qualified professionals who are passionate about the educational program they deliver each day.

The Dolphin Room's planning for the children focuses on the development of your child's language, cognitive development, physical and emotional well being. We believe each child to be a capable individual and therefore encourage self help skills in all areas. We are a team of dedicated professionals who are enthused to interact with your child as we share their play and learning.

Our routine in the room has a schedule, however it is not so structured that there isn't room for flexibility and adaptability. Children of this age group follow sequence so the routine is closely adhered to as much as possible to allow for a smooth, calm interactive progression of the day.

Meal times are an opportunity utilized by Educators to foster hygiene and health practices, social interaction and appropriate social skills whilst also respecting individual cultures.

Programming is completed each week by each member of the room and incorporates experiences that in compass indoor/outdoor play and learning.

Parents are encouraged to collaborate with the Educators, working together to enhance your child's development and learning. This can be achieved by verbal input, completing surveys regarding your child's interests, strengths and needs and relaying information in relation to events and occasions that have been important to your child.