7.45am - 3.30pm
Thursdays and Fridays.
Hello and welcome to Ravenshoe Kindergarten and Playgroup. Our centre strives to create a safe, nurturing, natural learning environment that recognises the value of play as a catalyst for children's learning. We welcome and respect the uniqueness of each child and their family. We endeavour to make all children and their families feel welcomed and appreciated. We affirm and foster meaningful partnerships with families and the local community. We embrace the heartfelt belief that all children have the right to be treated with loving kindness, dignity and respect.
Ravenshoe Kindergarten aims to provide each and every child with a safe, nurturing, flexible learning environments based on free and self initiated play. Our Educational program aims to allow opportunities to develop self-esteem, independence, curiosity, creativity, cooperation, friendship and tolerance.
The staff at Ravenshoe Kindergarten would like to extend a warm welcome to all the children and families attending Kindergarten this year. We hope that your Child's year here with us is a very happy and exciting one for all of us as we work collaboratively in helping your child develop a natural curiosity for learning and a sense of belonging and self confidence. At Ravenshoe Kindergarten we offer a unique, educational program that supports your child to develop socialisation, communication and early numeracy and literacy skills under the guidance and care of our Early Childhood teachers.
Each C&K Kindergarten has a Director and a team of Early Childhood teaching professionals dedicated to your child's care and education. Our team records how your child learns, interacts and participates so that parents and families can share in and contribute to their child's ongoing learning journey.
Ravenshoe Kindergarten's staff look forward to meeting you.
Note from the Director
My name is Karen Muller and I am the Director/Teacher here at Ravenshoe Kindergarten. I have worked here since January 2008 as and educator. I have completed studying my Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) (BEDEC1) through the University of New England.
I have worked as an educator since 1990, with children aged 3-5 years throughout NSW and QLD in different preschools and kindergartens. I have also worked in several home-based care situations with children aged 3-12 years. I had break in early childhood in 2000 however returned in 2008 to a position at the Ravenshoe Limited Hours Childcare Centre where at the same time was working at the kindy.
My interests are walking, swimming, gardening, spectating 4WD racing and storytelling. I live with my husband; Marcel and our two dogs; Peppa and Scruffy.
My qualifications include:
- Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching (BEDEC1)
- Diploma of Children's Services (CHC50908) at the C&K College of Early Childhood (2014)
- Certificate 3 in Children's Services (CHC30402) at the ABC National Institute of Early Childhood Education (2009)
- Completed (3 years) Associate Diploma of Social Sciences (Child Studies) (8932) at NSW Meadowbank TAFE (1997)
- Current QLD Blue Card, First Aid Certificate, CPR, Anaphylaxis/Asthma certification