About Us

  • Our centre features spacious and attractive gardens and play areas for the children.
  • All of our staff are qualified and experienced in Early Childhood Education.  They are also parents, with real insights into family life.
  • We appreciate, respect and encourage all children, including those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and children with a disability or an additional need.
  • Our children join stable groups and attend on regular days.
  • Our curriculum is based on the Queensland Government’s Kindergarten Learning Guidelines.
  • Our centre is affiliated with The Gowrie (Qld) which has been providing education and care for children and their families since 1940.
  • Our centre is operated on a non-profit basis. It is managed by parent committees and welcomes parent involvement.
  • Our transition program links our Kindergarten children with Kenmore State School (located next to the kindergarten) to prepare them for entering Prep.
  • We offer an extensive Children’s Book and Puzzle Library as well as a Parent’s Library which contains parenting and educational resources.
  • Our kindergarten groups have the opportunity to experience a specialist music program conducted by our visiting music teacher.
  • Our centre regularly displays borrowed Museum items which are used for discussion with the children.
  • A variety of performing and visual arts specialists visit throughout the year to extend the curriculum.

Special Programs / Visiting Shows

Visiting shows to the kindergarten in 2015 included:
  • Evergreen Children’s Theatre – Rainforest Experience
  • Which Bin is Which?
  • Fruit & Vege Puppets
  • Creative Gardening with Morag Gamble
  • Healthy Harrold
  • Aleesah Darlison (Puggles & the Little Bent-Wing Bat – Young Australia Workshop)
  • Sharing Culture – Matthew Doyle (Wuruniri – Young Australia Workshop)
  • Healthy Harold
  • Chick Hatching Program
  • Active Sports Program with Greg Martin and Go sports
  • Dreamworld’s Wildlife for kids
  • Bazil Grumble – The Spirit of Christmas
  • The subscription to the Queensland Museum Lending Sections also provides interesting specimens which extend the children’s knowledge and stimulate their interests each fortnight.
  • The School Transition program run in conjunction with Kenmore State School helps the children establish a positive approach to new learning experiences and helps remove some of the anxiety faced when beginning school. The experiences and information gained can be transferred to any new school. Some of the activities that occurred in the tours included:
    • visits to the library and the tuckshop;
    • playing on the playground equipment;
    • learning to use the divided toilets and drinking bubblers.

Similar programs will be run at the Centre in 2016.