The smiles on the kids' faces and the positive parent feedback had educators at Kids Uni North convinced they were doing alright.
But getting a big tick of approval from a recent National Quality Standard (NQS) assessment was nevertheless reassuring.
In fact all four child care centres run by the University of Wollongong have been awarded top honours.
In doing so they maintained the organisation's perfect rating score, with 100 per cent of Kids' Uni centres rated as 'Exceeding NQS'.
This is an excellent achievement, especially considering the national average is only 30 per cent according to the Australia Children's Education and Care Quality Authority.
UOW Pulse head of Children's Services, Kellie Grose was ecstatic.
She said the centre was commended on its commitment to quality through reflective practice and willingness to collaborate with families and other community organisations to enhance children's learning and wellbeing.
"We are thrilled that Kids' Uni North has again achieved an exceeding rating across all seven quality areas and as a group, we continue to hold a perfect score with all centres Exceeding the National Quality Standard," Mrs Grose said.
"This result is testament to our team of educators' careful planning, reflection and focus on building strong relationships with children so that they can thrive."
This result is testament to our team of educators careful planning, reflection and focus on building strong relationships with children so that they can thrive.UOW Pulse head of Childrens Services, Kellie Grose
Its high level of collaboration with education and children's health and wellbeing experts to implement the latest evidence based practices, is a key component of the Kids' Uni program.
Mrs Grose said the organisation invests in higher than required staff to children ratio levels across all services to ensure the best quality care is provided.
All four Kids' Uni centres have been assessed under the national quality standard during the past 18 months with each recognised as 'Exceeding' NQS'.
"This is an incredible achievement given the average for this top level rating being awarded is not quite one third of early childhood centres nationally," she said.