The Gap Kindergarten and Child Care Centre
Address: 1050 Waterworks Road, The Gap 4061
Caring for children aged: 6 weeks to 5 years
Approved places: 48 children daily
Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 7am – 5:30pm
Daily fees: $108 for Nursery & Toddler, $103 for Pre-Kindy and Kindergarten (our service is eligible for the Child Care Subsidy)
We supply: Healthy, allergy-friendly morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, nappies and wipes, sunscreen and hat.
Facilities: Stimulating natural outdoor environment including sandpit, digging patch, climbing trees and lots of room to explore nature. Welcoming indoor learning spaces.
Safe drop-off and pick-up parking: We have dedicated drop-off and pick-up parking bays in the Uniting Church carpark, entry via Waterworks Road.
Discover The Gap Kindergarten and Child Care Centre
Watch our video to see our natural space we've created, allowing children the to opportunity to explore the world around them, a place where they can climb trees, play in mud, garden and be with nature.
The Gap Kindergarten and Child Care Centre is conveniently located on Waterworks Road. Once entering, you'll be amazed with the natural space we've created, allowing children to explore the world around them, a place where they can climb trees, play in the mud and be with nature.
We're an all-inclusive service, providing nutritious, freshly cooked meals, as well as sunscreen, hats and nappies.
As you enter our centre, you’ll be greeted by the beautiful smells of home cooked food as Kim our cook prepares our meals for the day. All our meals are freshly prepared daily and approved by a nutritionist. We're well equipped to cater for children with allergies and share our recipes with our families. Our children also participate in cooking experiences within the learning program.
Our rooms are home like environments, where children are engaged in a variety of learning through play. While each age group has their own special space, you'll find out that we are just one big family and there are regular interactions between groups, with all Educators getting to know each child. We pride ourselves on our natural, warm and inviting environment, offering rich sensory opportunities. We encourage children to develop a sense of belonging and connectedness with nature.
We host a number of family events throughout the year, creating strong connections between our Educators and families, and the wider community. We have strong connections with local community groups and our children regularly participate in excursions and incursions. We encourage family involvement such as special persons days, grandparent morning teas, kindergarten celebrations and more.
We've got a wonderful team of Educators at The Gap Kindergarten and Child Care Centre. In fact, they're one of our greatest assets. With a very low turnover in staff, our qualified Educators are all involved in professional development plans, with some Educators undertaking further studies. We're proud of the diverse range of cultures amongst our team.
Our learning program
We view children as competent and capable learners who can confidently take part and provide input in planning and implementing their own learning experiences. Children will get to explore and play using resources that will stimulate their senses of curiosity and discovery. We're guided by the Early Years Learning Framework, the National Quality Standards and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline to inform our practice. We have high expectation of our children and provide a challenging program that'll see them develop life-long skills they can develop. We also place a strong focus on emotional and social resilience.
Approved kindergarten program
The Gap Kindergarten and Child Care Centre provides parents with a kindergarten program operating five days a week. It's implemented by our kindergarten teacher Kate who holds a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and is fully registered with the Queensland College of Teachers. Kate is supported by other experienced and qualified staff. All our Educators develop warm, sensitive, responsive relationships with children to help promote the children’s development, learning and wellbeing. We encourage a variety of experiences and moments to teach throughout the day. We strongly believe that the kindergarten year is a time where the foundation of learning for children can be set to foster positive learning for life.