WELCOME to our website for Burpengary Community Kindergarten.
Our small kindergarten was established in 1986 by members of the local community. Originally held at Burpengary Community Hall and the local Baptist Church, the kindergarten eventually moved to its own purpose-built site in 1990 where we have remained and prospered over the last 25 years.
Nestled into trees just off Henderson Road Burpengary, you will find a beautifully maintained environment for your child/children and their family. Burpengary kindy is recognised as a qualified kindergarten program provider affiliated with C&K, where we offer an exciting, play based learning environment which allows our children to be children. This means our children laugh, sing, play and (occasionally!) get dirty whilst exploring and learning from what we have on offer.
We are a not-for-profit organisation and have been affiliated with C&K since 1990. As an affiliate service of C&K we are managed by a Parent Management Committee elected to required positions at the beginning of each kindergarten year. The centre is managed according to C&K operational guidelines and educational standards.
At Burpengary Kindy we pride ourselves on our reputation for offering an outstanding kindergarten experience which was reflected in our recent C&K National Quality Framework Assessment Rating (2014) in which we were rated as Exceeding National Quality Standard. We believe this kindergarten year has the potential to provide your child/children with the tools and opportunities for your child/children to develop the social skills and confidence that will enable a smooth transition into school life as well as benefitting them in later school years and into adulthood.
We greatly encourage you to visit us and consider our centre for your child/children. We very much look forward to meeting you.
Phone: 07 3888 2720
Service type: Kindergarten.
At Burpengary Kindergarten we believe and value the following:
• Children are capable, confident, involved and active learners. We understand the importance of providing support and guidance in a happy, warm, welcoming and caring environment.
• Children learn through play, and that play provides opportunities for them to engage, create, problem solve and explore as they share their experiences through a meaningful and respectful, negotiated curriculum.
• Children have a voice that needs to be valued and acknowledged. They choose experiences, elaborate and contribute ideas, negotiate with others, and have a sense of agency about the environment and the learning.
• Every interaction is an opportunity for learning and that flexible times and environments need to be provided for each child to develop and engage, as they are supported in the learning process.
• Developing relationships and a collaborative approach between children, families, educators and the wider community; is important for children’s learning. It provides opportunities for them to develop a strong sense of belonging.
• Warm and thoughtful interactions with children and families underpin our work and are the basis for establishing a sense of community within our service. These interactions provide a welcoming feeling for everyone.
• Parents are their children’s first and most influential educators, and that it is vital to actively encourage parents to be involved in their child’s learning and the everyday operation of the kindergarten. We honour, acknowledge and respect the diversity of our families and their histories, cultures, languages and traditions.
• The health, safety and wellbeing of each child is paramount. Our curriculum demonstrates respect, caring and understanding for all children and staff.
• It is important to acknowledge the original owners of this land, the Gubbi Gubbi people and their language and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the community.
• Consistent, focused reflection and professional development opportunities ensure educators are up to date with current practices and legislation, in order to provide high quality early childhood education to the community.
• It is important to show respect for our natural environment through tendering and nurturing it, and supporting children as they engage in sustainable practices. We understand the importance of embedding these practices in many aspects of the curriculum.
• The learning environment is “the third teacher” (Reggio Emilia approach). We understand the importance of creating learning spaces that: allow each child to make connections with their home life, are flexible and provide open-ended materials, provoke wonder, curiosity and intellectual engagement, are challenging yet safe and secure.
• By committing to ongoing self-assessment and improvement of our educational practices we can ensure a consistent and continued high level of education and care at Burpengary Kindergarten.