Gaythorne Community Kindergarten has been serving the local community for over 30 years. We offer a caring and secure home-like environment with staff that provide high quality education and care.
Our Kindy curriculum aims to offer a learning environment that will enhance and give meaning to your child’s new relationship with the world. To nurture our future generations of thinkers, play remains an essential part of the Gaythorne Kindy experience. Our quality early childhood program is based on the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines (QKLG) . These frameworks form the basis for children’s learning and development which provides the platform for our curriculum.
Kindy children can be enrolled in Pre Kindy on their non Kindy days.
Kindy A: Monday, Tuesday, Alternate Wednesday
Kindy B: Alternate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Monday to Friday: 8:30am – 2:30pm across the school term
Children aged 3.5 to 5 years (your child must turn 4 by 30th June the year they attend Kindergarten)
Teacher / Child Ratio
Maximum of 22 children per group with a university four year Early Childhood trained Teacher, and an Early Childhood trained Assistant
During all school holidays except for the 6 weeks during Christmas School Holidays, your child can be enrolled in our Pre Kindy programme.
Pre Kindy fees will apply to any days in attendance.
The Daily Routine
Our Kindy day starts at 8.30 am when we open the doors and welcome our friends.
A typical day at Gaythorne starts with us gathering to sing to the Good Morning Song and then saying goodbye to our families.
We then have our Morning Meeting where we talk about
Days of the Week,
Months of the Year,
The weather and seasons.
and discuss interest areas and plan our day.
During the day we have periods of time for;
Indoor play – free play and intentional teaching
Outdoor play – free play and intentional teaching
Language and literacy
Music and movement
2 meal times – Morning Tea and Lunch
Yoga and Relaxation
Our day concludes at 2.30pm each day
Kindergarten Age Requirements
Your child must be at least 4 years of age by 30 June in the year in which they are enrolled to participate in a Queensland Government subsidised kindergarten program.
|Child’s Date of Birth||Can Attend Kindy|
|1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017||2021|
|1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018||2022|
|1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019||2023|
|1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020||2024|