Learn about our Kindergarten Program

Our Kindergarten Programs

One of the unique aspects of our early learning centres is that we provide two different kindergarten programs, Long Hours and Sessional. Our centres are unique in that it has our kindergarten set as a stand-alone independent kindergarten.

Long Hours Kindergarten

The Long Hours Kindergarten program offers maximum flexibility to best suit the needs of families and children’s development. The program runs daily in our largest room by a bachelor qualified teacher who implements a Queensland Kindergarten approved educational program between the hours of 8:30am to 3:00pm. Ideally, your child would attend during the program hours, though this is not a requirement as flexibility of hours and days is a benefit of this program.

There are no restrictions or requirements to join this program, you can choose from 1 to 5 days per week and you can drop off and pick up your child(ren) anytime within our operating hours of 6:30am to 6:30pm. The Long Hours Kindergarten room is open year-round except for public holidays and weekends. During the dedicated Queensland school holidays, the Long Hours Kindergarten continues to offer an engaging and exciting holiday program.

Ella Program

Sessional Kindy

The sessional program is an approved Queensland Kindergarten program and is taught by a bachelor qualified teacher. Our Sessional Kindergarten programs are based on a five-day fortnight, 5 day per week, or 4 day week.

The program is based on having the same group of children with consistent educators for each child’s sessional days creating a rich teaching and supportive learning environment. The session hours are from 8:15am to 2:30pm.

There is an option for care outside of these hours, if needed.This program is only available during the 40-week school year.

Ella Program

Incursions and excursions may include:

  • Bush Kindy

  • Local park visits

  • Library visits

  • Local theatre shows at Empire Theatre (Possum Magic, Spot, Playschool)

  • Darling Downs Zoo

  • Highfields Pioneer Village

  • Council Visits (water wise and recycling)

  • Weekly music sessions
  • Reptile shows

  • Ocean life

  • Tooth fairy dental awareness show

  • Ditto the Lion (Braveheart’s show on personal safety)

  • Pilates

  • Language – Japanesse

Centre Animals

With inviting and engaging outdoor areas the children also have an opportunity to care for our centre pets. Currently our centres have chickens and guinea pigs that provide many educational opportunities such as teaching empathy, responsibility, life cycle and how to care for animals with regards to staying healthy and safe