There were smiles all round at Robertson recently.
In act, Big Fat Smile's Robertson Community Preschool had plenty to smile about as it celebrated 35 years in the community.
The preschool staff marked the milestone on October 23 with children, families and staff at a special afternoon tea and plenty of reflection on 35 years of enriching the lives and minds of children in the local community.
The celebrations were further boosted by other successes with the preschool recently achieving the coveted overall 'exceeding' rating in their latest re-assessment under the rigorous National Quality Assessment and rating scheme.
Centre director Jenine Callaghan said she was delighted to achieve the top marks in quality early education once again.
"Our highly qualified early educators at Robertson Community Preschool believe all children have the right to quality early education, which is supported by a happy, safe and healthy environment," she said.
"We partner with families in our local community to enrich and develop each child to their fullest potential.
"We have embedded a global sustainability project whereby the children and families contribute to the clean-up of the world's oceans and also partner with a preschool affected by the continuing drought."
Ms Callaghan said Robertson Community Preschool has been an active part of Robertson community for 35 years and "our current team of early educators has worked together for over 19 years."
"Our commitment to the education of children and support for families in our local community is paramount," she said.
Big Fat Smile's general manager operations, Melissa Woodhouse said the commitment and passion for children's learning is evident in the importance placed on the educational curriculum and learning environment.
"Jenine and the team at Robertson incorporate not only an indoor and outdoor educational program, but they have embedded a detailed sustainability program into the curriculum," she said.
"The children enjoy growing and harvesting produce, as well as incubating and growing chickens and ducks. I am beyond proud of the work our highly qualified team of early educators at Robertson do for the children, families and local community."
For more information on Big Fat Smile, visit http://bigfatsmile.com.au/.