Kindergarten

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 Kindergarten 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 Kindergarten 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.

Kindergarten children can be enrolled in Pre Kindy on their non Kindergarten days.

Group Days

Kindy A: Monday, Tuesday, Alternate Wednesday

Kindy B: Alternate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Session Times

Monday to Friday: 8:30am – 2:30pm across the school term

Age Group

Children aged 3.5 to 4.5 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

Kindergarten Fees

$36 per day, operating on a 5 day fortnight

Centre Fees

$35 Resource and Activity levy per term

$45 Working Bee levy per term

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 chunks 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

Rest time

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 BirthdayCan Attend Kindergarten
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 2021
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022
1 July 2018 to 30 June 20192023
1 July 2019 to 30 June 20202024