Palmwoods Community Kindergarten and Preschool is a not for profit, community managed kindergarten affiliated with the Creche & Kindergarten Association.
In 2022, Our Service is celebrating its 50 year anniversary. This celebration will see us connecting with countless families and educators who have been part of our community since 1972.
Palmwoods Kindy is staffed by experienced, qualified and passionate Educators. Our 2 Directors are:
· Roseann Gresinger B.Ed (Early Childhood); B.Mus; (Beginning of the Week)
· Jacinta Lowes B.Human Services and Education. (End of the Week)
Every day, we endeavour to Connect children to Country. An integral part of this commitment involves building awareness of the interrelated nature of all things. We Honour First Nations Peoples through daily acknowledgement and weave cultural understanding through conversation, play and experience.
At Palmwoods Kindergarten & Preschool we recognise the rights of each child to play and have a say in matters that affect them. Play is integral to our program and learning happens in both spontaneous and planned ways via a partnership between children, educators and families. Children’s ideas, questions and interests create potential opportunities for investigation and research.
As a Community operated Kindergarten, we understand the importance of connecting children to their local community and incorporate learning around Active Citizenship. We support children to make rational choices and to identify the responsibilities which accompany these choices. We encourage families to contribute their own experiences, strengths and skills to create a dynamic and responsive program for their children.
Class 1 – “Adventurers” attend on: Monday, Tuesday & alternate Wednesdays, 8:30am - 2:40pm
Class 2: - “Explorers” attend on: alternate Wednesdays, Thursday & Friday, 8:30am - 2:40pm
Ages 3.5 years - 4.5 years
To receive QKFS funded place, children must turn 4 by June 30 of the year they attend.