Good partners do what they say.
Are fair and reasonable, and understand who they are.
They are all things we strive for. We use them to grow productive relationships
that benefit both as a partner of choice alongside local and state governments, with peak bodies and others.
Still, we forge our most meaningful partnerships with families and the community.
We can’t succeed without them. They are a child’s first teacher, and their ongoing involvement is vital.
Our services prioritise family and community engagement, and as a result, 72% achieve an exceeding rating
in that quality area (QA6) under the National Quality Standards—more than double the national average.
It’s our priority to find kindred organisations that take a relationship oriented approach and seek consistently
good learning outcomes at scale.
In 2022 our growing reputation cemented and expanded two of those partnerships.
We joined the Monash University and Alannah and Madeline Foundation Steering Committee—which are
researching Trauma Informed Practice, and Melbourne University’s REEaCh (Research in Effective Education
in Early Childhood) advisory board.
A partner mindset also helps us work together better internally, leading to countless lessons.