About our kindy
Kookaburra Creek Kindergarten, located in Gladstone, Queensland, Australia, is a non-profit, non-government, community organisation dedicated to the education and care of children aged 3 to 5 years. Our kindergarten is affiliated with The Gowrie (Qld). The Gowrie philosophy is that childhood is a unique time of life, to be valued and enjoyed in its own right. The Gowrie recognises that this is the time where foundations are laid for future health, learning and wellbeing. For more about The Gowrie philosophy, see the Gowrie (Qld) website.
The Kookaburra Creek Kindergarten philosophy
The kindergarten years are an integral phase of children's early childhood education. We acknowledge each child is a unique individual with his/her own pattern of development, temperament and potential for learning.
Play is the very essence of childhood.
Play is how children interact with the world, to begin to make sense of it through active exploration, manipulation and discovery.
The educational program at Kookaburra Creek Kindergarten takes into account the valuable role of play in promoting learning for the whole child, significantly influencing children's social, emotional, physical, intellectual and creative growth. Teaching staff have a commitment to the development of a play-based curriculum centred around the interests, capabilities and needs of individual children. All members of the kindergarten community have a role to play in children's early education.
How to apply
To join our waiting list, simply download, print and complete our Waiting List Form, and post, email or call into our centre, at 28 Anderson Street, Gladstone. See our Contact Us page for more details. We'd love to meet you and look forward to helping your child take their first step into their learning years.
Kookaburra Creek Kindergarten are proud to hold the top honour of Exceeding National Quality Standards.
The National Quality Standard (NQS) is a key aspect of the National Quality Framework (NQF) and sets a high, national benchmark for early childhood education and care services in Australia.
It gives services and families a better understanding of a quality service, helping families to make informed decisions about the services providing education and care to their child.