Extended Kindy Hours Staff

On Mondays and Tuesdays we operate Extended Kindy Hours from 3.40pm – 6pm.

Groups

This is a single unit Centre offering 2 Pre-Prep programs. By law, Children must be 4 years of age by June 30 in the year they attend. Each Group consists of 22 children with a staff ratio of 2:22.

We follow the Queensland State School Terms and Public Holidays:

  • Monday Group                         Mondays and Tuesdays 8am – 6pm
  • Friday Group                         Alt Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 8.45am – 2.45pm.

History

Holland Park Kindergarten was first established in 1952 with a preschool and kindergarten offering to the local community. The Kindergarten was affiliated with the Crèche and Kindergarten Association (C&K) for 60 years. In 2015 the Kindergarten’s philosophical approach and service provision has led to an affiliation with Lady Gowrie. At Holland Park Kindergarten we are particularly known for our innovative and flexible practice, integrated service provision, meaningful partnerships with families and the local community. Affiliating with Lady Gowrie enables us to continue our journey – offering a service which exceeds the national standards of care and caters to the needs of our community.

Centre Management

We are affiliated with Lady Gowrie (QLD) Inc. and operate under the guidelines of the Early Childhood Education and Care, Department of Education, Training and Employment. The centre is managed by a dedicated volunteer committee elected from the parent body. This reflects Lady Gowrie’s philosophy that kindergartens are community based and must serve the particular needs of their local community.

What is a Gowrie affiliated kindergarten?

An affiliated kindergarten is operated by a volunteer parent management committee that has a signed agreement with Lady Gowrie. The elected management committee are comprised of parents of the service. Lady Gowrie offers affiliated kindergartens educational, administrative and managerial support and oversees the funding allocation from the Queensland Government. As a parent of a Gowrie affiliated kindergarten, your management committee always welcomes your support and you’re welcome at Gowrie parent forums too.

National Quality Framework

The National Quality Standard (NQS) promotes continuous quality improvement. The process reflects a uniform approach to assessment and reporting across the range of service settings and is undertaken by the relevant regulatory authority in each state, in our case the Early Childhood Education and Care Department.

Our Kindergarten’s service is covered under the Education and Care Services National Law. We have been assessed and rated against the NQS as Exceeding the National Quality Standard across all seven quality areas and therefore overall.

These NQS ratings promote transparency and accountability and help parents assess the quality of education and care services available. Every service receives a rating for each quality area and an overall rating. These ratings must be displayed by each service and are published on the ACECQA and the MyChild websites.

For more information please visit: http://www.acecqa.gov.au/national-quality-framework/assessments-and-ratings#sthash.I1Fnj9bq.dpuf

Grievances

If you have any concerns or grievances about any aspects of this Kindergarten’s Governance, please contact:

The Director 3397 4020 director@hollandparkkindy.com
The President 3397 4020 hpk@hollandparkkindy.com
The Gowrie (QLD) Inc 3252 2667 info@ladygowrie.com.au
Early Childhood, Education and Care 3028 8063 mtgravatt.ecec@dete.qld.gov.au