Chinchilla Kindergarten is housed in our newly opened premises on Colamba Street. The children enjoy a fun and stimulating learning environment where they engage with materials and ideas, they enjoy visual and performing art spaces that encourages a spirit of exploration and learning through play.
The kindergarten is a safe and supportive environment with shade sails in the playground complete with sandpit, creek bed with bridge to cross and beautiful gardens, which lend themselves to all sorts of creative play!
Chinchilla Community Kindergarten is affiliated with The Creche and Kindergarten Association of Queensland (C&K). C&K is a voluntary, non-profit, community controlled organisation.
Chinchilla Kindergarten embraces C&K’s highly regarded curriculum ‘Building waterfalls’ – a play based curriculum evolving from the children’s interests, needs and abilities. The framework consists of four areas of ‘shared understandings’ – connecting, enlarging, listening and exploring. At Chinchilla Kindergarten we enjoy getting to know each and every child as they embark on their kindergarten journey.
Children attending must turn 4 years of age by the 30 of June in the year they are attending the kindergarten. The Chinchilla Community Kindergarten is an approved provider of the Kindergarten program promoted by the Queensland Government.
The kindergarten offers four groups of 22 children.
Group 1: Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesday (5 day fortnight). Sessions commence at 8.40am and end at 2.50pm daily.
Group 2: Alternate Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (5 day fortnight). Sessions commence at 8.40am and end at 2.50pm daily.
School terms only
Staff are present at the centre between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:30pm
Please view the Parent Handbook to find out more information about the Chinchilla Kindergarten, the policies and how the kindy operates.
Free Kindy for 2022 - Enrol Now
The Chinchilla Community Kindergarten has secured additional funding from the Queensland Department of Education to offer Free Kindy for 2022. The funding allows families of eligible-aged children to attend The Chinchilla Community Kindergarten for 15 hours per week at no cost. Your child must turn four-years-old by 30 June 2022 to be eligible for the funding. Please contact us for more information or to enrol and secure your child’s place today.