There are 98 Lady Gowrie Affiliated Community Kindergartens across Queensland providing an Early Childhood Education program for children in the year before they start school.
Lady Gowrie Kindergartens are community-based, and are expert in tailoring their early childhood services to the needs of local children and families.
Acacia Ridge Early Years Centre and Kindergarten
Ashgrove Memorial Kindergarten
Montessori Children's House Auchenflower
Bardon Community Kindy Inc
Beaudesert Early Years Centre & Kindergarten
Bracken Ridge Kindergarten
Bulimba Community Kindergarten
Lady Gowrie Caboolture East Community Kindergarten
Cannon Hill Community Kindergarten
Chelmer Station Community Kindergarten
Wagner Road Kindergarten
Goodstart Collingwood Park Kindergarten
Corinda Christian Kindergarten
Dayboro Community Kindergarten
Eatons Hill Community Kindergarten
Goodstart Fernvale Kindergarten
Gan Gani Kindergarten
Fig Tree Pocket
Lady Gowrie Love Street Community Kindergarten
Holland Park Kindergarten
Jimboomba Community Kindergarten
Kedron Heights Community Kindergarten
Kenmore Park Preschool and Kindergarten
Kenmore District Kindergarten
Goodstart Mango Hill Kindergarten
Manly Community Kindergarten
Mitchelton Pre-Schooling Centre
Mt Gravatt Community Kindergarten Inc
Goodstart Undurba Kindergarten
Norman Park Community Kindergarten
Lady Gowrie Red Hill Community Kindergarten
Springwood Community Kindergarten
St Thomas’s Riverview Kindergarten Inc
Emily Foord Memorial Kindergarten
Stafford Heights Kindergarten
South Pine Community Kindergarten
Sunnybank Community Pre-School & Kindergarten Assoc
Upper Mt Gravatt Kindergarten
Upper Mount Gravatt
Wynnum General Gordon Community Preschool & Kindergarten Association Inc.
Yeronga Hyde Road Kindergarten
Cairns Early Years Centre Kindergarten
Cairns South Community Kindergarten
Dalby Beck Street Kindergarten Assoc. Inc.
Vera Lacaze Memorial Community Kindergarten
Warwick Community Kindergarten Inc.
Borilla Community Kindergarten (Emerald)
Emerald Preschool & Community Kindergarten
Lady Gowrie Springsure Community Kindergarten
Granville Community Kindergarten & Pre-School
Maryborough Community Kindergarten
Condy Park Preschool & Kindergarten
Tinana Preschool & Kindergarten Assoc Inc
Kookaburra Creek Kindergarten
Tannum Sands Kindergarten
Birralee Kindergarten & Community Pre-school Assoc Inc.
Broadbeach Waters Kindergarten
Burleigh Heads Community Kindergarten
Twin Towns Kindergarten
Mermaid Waters Community Kindergarten
Tamborine Mountain Community Kindergarten
Lady Gowrie Pioneer Valley Community Kindergarten
Pioneer Community Kindergarten
Proserpine Public Community Kindergarten
Sarina and District Community Kindergarten
Eidsvold Kindergarten Association
Mundubbera Kindergarten Association Incorporated
Cunnamulla Kindergarten (Churches of Christ)
Beerwah & District Kindergarten
Buderim Community Kindergarten
Coolum Beach Community Kindergarten
Cooroy Community Kindergarten
Lady Gowrie Currimundi Community Kindergarten
The Range Community Kindergarten
Memorial Park Community Kindergarten Assn Inc
Alexandra-Mooloolaba Community Kindergarten
Brookes Street Nambour Community Kindergarten
Nambour Community Pre-School & Kindergarten Assoc Inc
Peregian Beach Community Kindergarten
Headstart Kindergarten & Pre-School Inc
Lady Gowrie Headstart Kindergarten – Vincent
Yeppoon and District Kindergarten (Queen Street)
Yeppoon & District Kindergarten Assoc Inc (Tucker Street)
We value children growing up with the understandings, skills and dispositions to be caring people and effective learners, able to contribute to their world and to enjoy rich and successful relationships with others.
As parents know, children are active and competent learners. That’s why your child’s early learning is our priority. We focus on expanding your child’s knowledge and skills and providing for their interests.
We create a safe, welcoming and stimulating learning environment for your child that:
The Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS) is designed to help cover the cost of implementing and delivering an approved kindergarten program. All Lady Gowrie Qld Affiliated and owned Kindergartens are proudly funded by QKFS.
For more information about the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS), please click on the link below
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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.
Please use the chart below to determine when your child is eligible for Kindergarten.
Most Lady Gowrie Kindergartens operate programs for 15 hours a week, 40 weeks per year but this may vary based on local community needs. In every Kindergarten, a qualified and experienced Early Childhood Teacher delivers the program.
The majority of Lady Gowrie Kindergartens offer two Kindergarten programs a week with a maximum of 22 children participating in each.
Many services offer programs for six hours a day, for example from 8.45am to 2.45pm, five days a fortnight during each school term. However opening hours can vary and should be discussed with your local Lady Gowrie Kindergarten.
High quality education programs have been shown to increase children’s life chances.
Research tells us that early childhood education and care programs such as Kindergarten, experienced at age 3-4 years, most consistently and powerfully predicts both social and academic attainment at the start of school and a child’s progress throughout the first year.
In contrast, the absence of a group-based early childhood education and care experience at this time most consistently predicts poor performance and poor progress.
Early education programs not only support the development of early literacy and numeracy but also facilitate the learning of routines that are a prerequisite for successful school participation and attainment.
All Lady Gowrie Kindergartens are approved by the State Government to deliver the Kindergarten program.
Lady Gowrie Kindergartens are also regulated by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority and State Government, and assessed and rated against the 58 elements of the National Quality Standard.
The National Quality Standard was introduced in 2012 and applies to all early childhood education and care services in Australia. In this first year, all Lady Gowrie Kindergartens assessed were rated as ‘exceeding the National Quality Standard’.
Lady Gowrie Kindergartens continue to achieve this very high standard of early childhood education and care.
Lady Gowrie Kindergartens base their education program on the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline developed by the Queensland Studies Authority.
The Queensland Studies Authority is an independent statutory body responsible for the State’s Kindergarten to year 12 syllabuses, guidelines, assessment, reporting, testing, accreditation and certification services for state and non-state schools.
Importantly, the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline recognises that parents are children’s first educators, and values the vital role parents, carers and family members play in children’s lives and their ongoing learning.
This view is also shared by Lady Gowrie Kindergartens.
In our partnership with families, Lady Gowrie Kindergartens:
We encourage parents and carers to be actively involved in their child’s learning throughout their time at a Lady Gowrie Kindergarten. This includes:
“My daughter attended a Lady Gowrie Affiliated Kindergarten Program.The teachers and staff helped us all to navigate the unique transitions of early childhood – celebrating with her and with our family at every milestone. While it was sad for her to leave ‘Lowry Gowrie’ she was ready. Now she’s started Prep and she’s confident, prepared and excited about school!”
“In my experience, Lady Gowrie Kindergartens encourage young childrento express themselves and to create warm, trusting relationships with others. As a result my son has made lasting friendships from his kindy year. He also developed the confidence and literacy and numeracy skills that made the transition to school that much easier.”
For more information, you may contact The Gowrie on (1300 945 405), find your nearest location or visit and talk to the helpful staff at your local Lady Gowrie Affiliated Community Kindergarten.
We are a not for-profit organisation with a strong heritage in early childhood education in Queensland and Australia. The Brisbane Lady Gowrie Child Centre was established in 1940 as a demonstration centre for excellence in early childhood education and care.
Lady Gowrie QLD acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which our Services are placed, and pay our respects to the elders, past and present, who have raised children, taught them about the world around them and bestowed on them the gift of culture and language.
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