The Kindy Experience
Opened in 2006, Koala Kindy provides quality play based education for children aged three to five years by Early Childhood Teachers. Upon entering our service, you will discover inviting and creative play spaces both inside and outside, that supports the quality of the Kindergarten program to approximately 100 Kindy families.
Koala Kindy is open from 7.30am to 6.00pm each day, with the Kindergarten delivering two Queensland Studies Authority approved Kindergarten programs, five days per week between the hours of 8.00am to 3.30pm in the Rainbow and Rainforest Rooms and the Reef Room program for children aged 3 to 4 years. Kindy operates 50 weeks of the year, closing for two weeks over the Christmas period. The service is approved to offer families Child Care Benefits and Rebates where applicable.
At Koala Kindy your child will experience learning through engaging natural environments, based on their interests and ideas.
They will also partake in real-life experiences such as cooking, gardening and investigating the world around them. Activities will be planned or spontaneous, and organised with our everyday routines and transitions, such as meal times, rest times and learning group times. Our educational play-based programs are not only delivered by Early Childhood Teachers, but are further supported by two Early Learning Assistants in each class every day, ensuring all children every success possible.
Koala Kindy offers two approved Kindergarten programs for children aged 4 to 5 years in the Rainforest and Rainbow Rooms, and the Reef Room program for 3 to 4 year old children, 5 days a week. Early Childhood Teachers and qualified assistants deliver programs founded on the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline. The guideline helps teachers to develop quality learning programs for children in the Kindergarten years. It also helps Koala Kindy to meet the National Quality Standards for educational programs. The guideline builds connections between what children already know, or can do, in their learning at Kindergarten and future learning in Prep.
The service aims to make your child’s learning fun and meaningful by providing a spirit of warmth, encouragement and respect for others, thus supporting the Anglican ethos of the College.
Learning through play builds skills for later learning as children learn about themselves and their world. Your child will learn ways to communicate, think and wonder, cooperate, imagine and create, persevere, explore and investigate to become more independent as they develop a love towards learning. Each child is supported at their own rate of growth through the learning and development areas of:
- Wellbeing and
- Active Learning.
The Kindergarten Program builds strong foundations for your child’s future learning in Prep through immersing your child within the College community, engaging with our facilities (library, classrooms and College grounds) and events.
Kindy teachers and parents partner in the transition process, supporting each child as they begin their educational journey.
Koala Kindy offers exceptional educators, facilities and resources to our families and is licensed by the Corporation of the Synod of the Diocese of Brisbane, trading as the Fraser Coast Anglican College. The Kindy is located within the beautiful grounds of our College.
This service is licensed by the Office of Early Childhood Education and Care under the Education Care Services National Law Act and complies with the Education and Care Services National Regulations Dec 2011, under the Australian Government’s National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care. The National Quality Standard is a key aspect of the National Quality Framework and sets a benchmark for quality education and care. ACECQA, is the national body responsible for providing oversight of the framework. For more information: www.acecqa.gov.au
Koala Kindy was rated under the National Quality Standards in June 2013 and received the rating of EXCEEDING in all seven areas.
Koala Kindy is registered for the Child Care Benefit/Child Care Rebate which is a payment made to families to assist with the costs of child care. Australian residents using child care provided by an approved child care service may receive these benefits. Benefits are based on an income assessment and can be applied for through Centrelink. All child care details are confidential and it is the parent’s responsibility to provide their entitlement details to the service upon enrolment.