Acknowledgement of Country
Rosewood and District Community Kindergarten acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Elders of Rosewood – the Jagera, Ugarapul and Yuggera people and pay our respects to the elders both past, present and future for they hold the memories, traditions, cultures and hopes of Aboriginal Australia.
History of the Centre
The Rosewood & District Community Kindergarten has proudly stood on the site of 54 John Street since its opening in 1963. Early in the 1950's, Rosewood Shire Council became amalgamated with Moreton Shire Council. The Kindergarten stands on the site that previously was home to the Rosewood Shire Council Offices. Once amalgamation was complete, the council building was demolished and the council donated the land for the construction of a Kindergarten. Added to this, the Wrigley family, donated some land to add to our playground area. Through the hard work of many dedicated families, we now have a centre which provides local children with excellent facilities for their early childhood education. In 1978 the Centre became affiliated with The Creche & Kindergarten Association Limited (trading as C&K). C&K is a voluntary, non-profit organisation responsible for monitoring standards in community kindergartens and is our Central Governing Body responsible for administering funds. Our Kindergarten service delivers a learning program that currently meets the Queensland Government criteria and we are an Approved Kindergarten Program Provider.
Statement of Philosophy
We believe that early childhood is a critical learning period in children’s lives and that play is the essential learning vehicle to enable our children to explore, problem solve, develop friendships, imagine and extend capabilities. We recognise that this is best achieved in a natural environment supported by parents, educators and our local community. We utilise the Building Waterfalls Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework to guide our decision making and to support children's development across 5 learning outcome areas:
- Children have a strong sense of identity
- Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
- Children are confident and involved learners
- Children are effective communicators
We recognise that each child is a unique individual with their own interests, strengths, learning styles, culture and traditions. We understand that each child will develop at their own pace. We provide a child centred program where children are supported to make decisions, take responsibilities and direct their learning. We utilise intentional teaching practices and value the development of critical thinking skills through meaningful interactions and experiences.
We recognise parents as their child’s first and primary teachers and endeavor to develop positive and culturally inclusive relationships and participation in our centre’s decision making processes.
We recognise educators are knowledgeable and provide quality teaching and learning experiences for all children. We value educators who share the honour of living and learning with and alongside children and their families to develop secure, happy, motivated learners.
We value an inclusive environment that empowers all children to achieve and belong regardless of abilities, culture or first language. All children are treated with dignity, respect and equality. We flexibly support children and families to accommodate individual needs and adjust the program accordingly.
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of our land, the Jagera, Ugarapul and Yuggera people. We incorporate Indigenous perspectives throughout our program and support children and families to share their culture.
We value natural play spaces as they foster children's connections with nature and provide opportunities for risk taking, spontaneity and discovery.
We utilise sustainable practices that help children develop an awareness of their role in contributing to a more sustainable world.
We value our local community. We connect children and families with each other and local child and family support services. We value our strong and historical relationships with our local community which has been enhanced by the many families who continue to send their own children to the centre that they once attended themselves. Many of our families are supported by their extended family in providing care and assisting the child in accessing our service. We value building upon these relationships and engaging with our local community services and organisations.
We recognise reflection as an important tool to improve our practices, programs, policies and procedures to ensure we provide a high quality service that meets the needs of the current children and their families.
Group 1 attends on Monday, Tuesday and every alternate Wednesday 8.40am – 2.50pm
Group 2 attends on every alternate Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8.40am – 2.50pm
The staff are responsible for the care of the children between the hours of 8.40am and 2.50pm. Children must not be left alone at the Centre before or after these times. To enable arrivals and departures to run smoothly we would suggest that you bring your child to the centre between 8.40am and 9.00am. Children may be picked up after 2.30pm but not later than 2.50pm. If you need to pick your child up earlier, please do so by 1.30pm so as not to disturb the rest period.
Qualified educators work together to provide your child with a high quality, play based early education program. All of our educators hold appropriate qualifications and licences for their positions.
|Group 1||Nominated Supervisor Early Childhood Teacher Educational Leader||Mrs Debbie Brown||Diploma of Teaching, Early Childhood BKTC||Children call her Mrs Brown|
|Group 2||Designated Supervisor Early Childhood Teacher||Mrs Linda Beale||Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Education||Children call her Mrs Beale|
|Both Groups||Designated Supervisor Assistant||Mrs Sue Waugh||Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care||Children call her Mrs Waugh|
A high teacher/child ratio allows teachers the individual time to spend with your child. We have two teaching staff for every 22 children. Occasionally, relief staff will be employed. Such staff will also be qualified and meet all the requirements as set down by the office of Early Childhood Education and Care.