At Palmwoods Community Kindergarten we believe that each child is capable and competent. In line with contemporary practices of Early Childhood Education we strongly believe that children learn best through play. The development of a child’s social, emotional, intellectual, physical and creativity is best supported through play. We encourage our Kindy children to actively explore, gain a sense of wonder and investigate their world.

 

Our Curriculum

We practice a play-based, emergent curriculum based on the interests and needs of individual children. Children are encouraged to be curious, independent learners who engage with each other and the environment. Our large natural playground provides endless opportunities for investigation, discovery and wonder.

It is our aim for children to develop the skills of active citizens who positively contribute to the community. We encourage children to build a sense of responsibility for themselves, respect for others and the environment

We celebrate our differences and find ways to weave our strengths through the program. We utilise play to meaningfully explore concepts, skills and understandings.

Our Program is framed by the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines  which is The Queensland Department of Education’s Curriculum document that specifically targets Kindergarten aged Children (turning 4 by June in the year they attend). These guidelines  align with the  Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) utilised by all Early Childhood Services across the country. We also use the C&K Curriculum Approach to support a deeper and more reflective approach to decision making and planning with and alongside children.

 

Attendance

We are a single-unit, dedicated kindergarten for children that are aged between 3.5 and 4.5 years upon starting.

We have 2 classes of 22 children. Our kindergarten program runs during school terms and our children complete a 5 day fortnight as follows:

Our Beginning of the Week class is called the Adventurers and they attend on Monday, Tuesdays and Alternative Wednesdays.

Our End of the Week class is called the Explorers and they attend on Alternative Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

At Palmwoods Community Kindergarten, your child will develop confidence, a positive sense of self and beautiful friendships through consistency and stability.

 

Fees

As a community Kindy we are committed to providing affordable and holistic, play-based education for the families of Palmwoods and surrounding areas. Whilst we gratefully receive State and Federal government funding, it is insufficient to provide a comprehensive kindergarten program.

Our fees are carefully considered and reviewed by our Management Committee annually with a focus on keeping our fees as low as possible. To supplement our annual budget and ensure the ongoing maintenance and improvement of our facilities and program, we also rely heavily on fundraising and grants.

Please note, payment plans are available through Debitsuccess with the choice of weekly or fortnightly payments, or for more information please ask or email our office. We provide Child Care Rebate receipts for submission by you to your Centrelink Office as well as further concessions for Health Care Card holders.

Download: 2022 Schedule of Fees & Explanation

You can also review the Department of Education Statement Of Fees – Kindergarten Services QKFS 2022 for more information.