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Welcome to the Corinda Community Kindergarten

What makes us Unique?

 

We provide individual attention and care. Our teachers adjust and tailor our play-based curriculum towards children’s unique needs and interests.

 

A safe space to play, learn and care. Our large, leafy play garden and spacious air-conditioned indoor space provide a safe and stimulating learning environment for children.

 

Sense of belonging and consistency of care. Our staff are highly qualified and experienced early childhood education specialists. We pride ourselves on our high staff retention.

 

We value families. We develop reciprocal relationships and listen to your voice. The Kindergarten is a not-for-profit community organization run by a volunteer committee of parents.

 

We are part of your community. We foster community connections. Children are supported to learn about their community and to develop skills for a safe and happy life.

 

Playgroup

 

The Kindy offers free playgroup to all families at Kindy and to all other families in our community. It is aimed at pre-Kindy and Kindy aged children. A small donation to help cover costs is appreciated.

 

2024: Playgroup is on alternate Fridays from 9:30am to 11am. Playgroup is run here at the Kindy.

 

Our volunteer coordinator ensures playgroup is a fun learning experience for children and families. Parents attend playgroup with their children.

 

Our playgroup is registered with Play Matters Queensland.

Program times:

 

Group 1

Monday/Tuesday : 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Maximum 22 children, Minimum 2 Teachers/Educators

 

Group 2

Wednesday/Thursday : 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Maximum 22 children, Minimum 2 Teachers/Educators

 

We are licensed for 22 children. Our single unit Kindergarten maintains a minimum ratio of one educator to 11 children with a minimum of two educators/teachers present at all times. There is always a qualified early childhood teacher at Kindy.

 

The Kindergarten operates during school terms and is closed on public holidays and school holidays. In 2024 the school year consists of 41 weeks. Terms one to three are ten week terms and term four is 11 weeks.

 

We are licensed to operate under the Office for Early Childhood Education and Care; and are affiliated with The Gowrie (Qld) Inc.  This ensures the quality of the Centre’s facilities and that its programs are maintained at a high standard. In 2023 we were rated as meeting all 7 standards in the National Quality Framework.

Fees and Subsidies

 

We have been approved by the Queensland Government to provide a Free Kindy Program to all eligible children from 1st January 2024.

This is 15 hours a week or 600 hours a year (attendance in one group) taught by a qualified early childhood teacher. For more information about eligibility contact [email protected] or check out the Free Kindy website www.qld.gov.au/kindy

 

If places are available, fee paying enrolments will be accepted after 28th February 2024.

Fees for non-eligible children:

Group 1 and Group 2; $62.50 per day, $1,250 per term, $5,000 per year

Interested in a four day enrolment or a pre-Kindy program?

Contact [email protected]

 

Administration Charges

Waitlist fee: $25

Enrolment charge: $100

Voluntary annual donation to the Building Fund (Tax Deductible): $150

Enrolments

Vacancies in 2024 are very limited but spots do come up from time to time.

Prospective families are welcome to come for a tour of the Kindergarten.

 

For all enrolment enquiries contact Anne at [email protected]

or ring the Kindy on (07) 3379 6527.

Waitlist your Child today!

We take names on our waitlist up to three years in advance.  Don’t delay and add them to our enrolment wait list now to secure a place.

 

Contact Anne to arrange a tour of the Kindergarten or come to our Open Day in Term three.

Our Experienced Staff

Kate Shapcott

Director/Teacher/Educational Leader

Group One and Two (Monday to Thursday)

Kate has a Bachelor of Arts (UQ), a Graduate Diploma in Education (Child Care) (USQ) and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (USQ).

Kate has worked in a wide variety of leadership roles in the Early Childhood Sector and commenced her role with the Corinda Community Kindergarten in 2020.

Kate is an active member of the Early Childhood Teacher’s Association and is passionately interested in children’s literature. Kate believes that play is the natural way for young children to learn. Her goal is to excite their natural drive to learn and explore and to provide opportunities for them to do this through the Kindergarten Program.

Dianne Kay

Educator

Group One (Monday, Tuesday)

Dianne completed a Diploma of Community Services (Children’s Services) whilst working as a Family Day Care provider. She initially worked as Special Needs Assistant before becoming Assistant Educator at Corinda Community Kindergarten in 2005. Dianne’s ongoing contribution to the Kindergarten has been invaluable.

Yvonne Lou

Educator/Relief Teacher

Group Two (Wednesday/Thursday)

Yvonne is a registered teacher. She has a Certificate 111 and Diploma in Children’s Services, a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Education.

Yvonne joined our team in 2023 and we are thrilled to have her support.

Anne Riachi

Administrative Assistant

Anne has had many years of accounts/payroll experience within the Kindergarten sector and has worked part time for Corinda Community Kindergarten for many years. Anne’s considerable  experience supports the Kindergarten immensely.

Tracey Pointing

Inclusion Support Educator (Group One)

Relief Educator (Group Two)

Tracey has a BA and MA in Urban and Regional Town Planning. She is currently studying a Masters in Teaching (Early Childhood).

Tracey joined us in 2023 and we are delighted that she will continue with us in 2024.

Sarah Peet

Inclusion Support Educator

Relief Teacher 

Group One and Two

Sarah has a Diploma in Education and Care and a Bachelor of Education Early Childhood. Sarah is a registered teacher.

Sarah joined us in 2023 and we are delighted to have her continue with us in 2024.

Kyren Hammond

Relief Educator (as required)

Kyren holds a Certificate 111 and Diploma in Children’s Services. Kyren has worked with us as relief educator and inclusion support educator since 2020.

We are very happy to have her as part of our staff team.

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