Why Choose Lady Gowrie?
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:
- Encourages thoughtful play and early literacy and numeracy development
- Promotes a strong sense of belonging and self worth
- Facilitates warm trusting relationships and interactions with others
- Strengthens resilience, critical thinking and intellectual curiosity
- Promotes communication and problem solving
- Develops capacity to express and acknowledge feelings
What does Kindergarten involve?
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 and is supported by Educator/s.
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, five days a fortnight during each school term.
Lady Gowrie’s special role in Kindergartens in Queensland
For over 80 years Lady Gowrie’s focus has been Queensland children and families, and the benefits quality early childhood programs bring to our community.
Lady Gowrie believes that childhood is a unique time of life, to be valued and enjoyed it its own right. This is the tie where foundations are laid for future health, learning and wellbeing.
Today Lady Gowrie Qld is the Central Governing Body [CGB] for Lady Gowrie Affiliated Kindergartens in over 100 Queensland locations and supports each service in their provisions of an Approved Kindergarten Program.
Lady Gowrie Kindergartens are community based, and are expert in tailoring their early childhood services to the needs of local children and families.
Kindy Enrolment and Preparation
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.
Sometimes its hard to know when to enrol – so check if your child is eligible by jumping onto the KINDY Calculator.
All Lady Gowrie Kindergartens are approved by the State Government to deliver the Kindergarten program and we base our education program on the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline, developed by the Queensland Studies Authority.
Educating Children, Strengthening Communities.
Lady Gowrie Affiliated Community Kindergartens in your suburb are committed to the wellbeing of the children and families in their Community. Run by the passionate Committees and qualified, experienced teaching staff that believe in the importance of quality Education and the importance of partnerships between families, staff and the community.
“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!”.
Looking to enrol in a Lady Gowrie kindergarten in a your area? 2022 Enrolment is now open at Lady Gowrie for Queensland children and families. Enrol today for quality early childhood community based programs.
Click here to find your local Lady Gowrie Centre.