FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Practical Things You Need to Know.

What hours are you open?

Opening hours are 6.30am to 6.30pm.

Monday to Friday.

52 weeks a year except public holidays.

What’s the number I call if there is an issue and I want to contact you?

Call Sarah on the direct line: (07) 3865 8884.

Is there parking for a safe Drop Off and Pick Up?

Yes, there is plenty of convenient off-street parking right at our front door.

What will I pack for lunch?

Is your child over 12 months old? Don’t worry.

We’ve got it covered. Every single day.

We’ll provide a well-balanced menu for morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch.

We’ll fuel those healthy, busy little bodies.

Are there any additional services included?

  • Nappies
  • A specialised Baby Nurse is available for advice.
  • The Reading Egg Reading Program. This is an online reading program with stimulating games and activities, making learning to read, fun.

Does Kindy Cottage have disability access?

Our building and grounds are designed for disability access from the carpark, to front door, throughout the building, and into the gardens.

What does my child’s daily routine look like?

  • The children are generally grouped by age: Kindergarten is 4 to 5yrs; then 2 to 3yrs; and 0 to 2yrs.
  • Your child meets the others in the group, their teachers, and enjoys meals together.
  • Their special belongings are housed in one of the little cottages for the day.
  • The group ages are a guide only and dependant on individual readiness.
  • Like families, children mix with all ages throughout the day.
  • But time is also reserved for same-age opportunities.

Babies

  • Babies are cared for in the nursery that also has it’s own private garden.
  • Toddlers can move from indoors to outdoors safely.

Advice from our Baby Nurse.

My baby’s not sleeping or feeding...I’m not sure what to do?

We can help.

You can access the expertise of our baby nurse.

Get the help you need with a Free Assessment (for children under 2 years old)

Fees and Subsidies.

Does the centre qualify for kindergarten funding or the Child Care Subsidy?

How do I get information about fees and schedules?

Contact us directly for chat. Call (07) 3865 8884.

Further Information for Parents-Quality Standards.

Staff Working with Children Checks.

In addition to our internal staff assessment processes, we rigorously carry out reference checks on:

  • all staff employed to comply with Working with Children legislation and guidelines
  • candidates applying for staff positions: to gain an understanding of the competence, reliability and attitude.

To comply with legislation, a Working with Children check is also done on:

  • all full, part-time and casual employees
  • ongoing visitors who will be working with the children.

Curriculum Standards.

Our teaching and curriculum is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework, and Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (Curriculum).

The approved learning frameworks are linked to the National Quality Standard, and outline practices that support and promote children's learning from birth right through to 12 years old, and their transition to school.