Manly Community Kindergarten is a community-based, not-for-profit Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten nestled on the grounds of the Harman Reserve. Established in 1992, our kindy offers a Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten Program to pre-school age children.
Manly Community Kindergarten is a not-for-profit centre, meaning all profits and moneys raised go back into the kindergarten to give your child the most memorable educational experience . Our kindy is affiliated with The Gowrie (QLD) Inc., a leader in early childhood programs for over 70 years. This means that everything, including staff, educational programs and equipment, is of an approved high standard.
This is now confirmed by rating from the Queensland Government Department of Education, Training and Employment, who have awarded us with an EXCEEDING rating! For more information on what this means, please see HERE.
Manly Community Kindergarten caters for children aged 3.5 to 4.5 years (pre-Prep). One of the unique features of our kindy is that it is a single unit centre, meaning there is only one group (with a maximum of 22 children) attending each day. The Blue Group attends on Mondays, Tuesdays and alternate Wednesdays, while the Red Group attends Thursdays, Fridays and alternate Wednesdays. Each group has an Early Education Childhood Teacher (minimum qualification 4 year university degree) and a Teaching Assistant (minimum qualification Cert III in Childcare).
For more than 20 years, families have experienced the memorable environment of our special kindy. Reasons your family will love Manly Community Kindergarten include:
Our extensive outdoor play spaces and custom-built facilities are just some of the features that make Manly Community Kindergarten so special. In May 2014, over $7,500 worth of new educational and play equipment, both indoor and outdoor, has been purchased by the kindy. Facilities include:
The kindergarten programme runs from 8:40am – 2:40pm (doors open from 2:30pm).
Manly Community Kindergarten has two groups attending on a five day fortnight basis:
|Group||Teacher||Teacher’s Assistant||Days attended|
|Blue||Mrs Gill Taylor||Mrs Vicki Allen||Mondays, Tuesdays and alternate Wednesdays|
|Red||Mrs Gill Taylor||Mrs Vicki Allen||Thursdays, Fridays and alternate Wednesdays|
The kindy operates during school terms and is closed during school holidays and public holidays.
From the beautiful natural surroundings, to the sincere care of the amazing teaching staff, this Kindy is simply amazing!
I’m so delighted with Manly Kindy! The staff are wonderful educators and my son couldn’t be happier. I only wish I had sent my daughter here too. It’s such a special place.
My son had Sensory Processing Disorder, so imagine my complete amazement when, for the first time since he was born, he didn’t scream when I left him behind. That was on DAY ONE at Manly Kindergarten!!! The place is magical, and he must have felt that and felt so at home, because I have never seen him thrive like that, free from anxiety. It really set him up for his schooling career, and my daughter is there now, with EXACTLY the same results: just SO HAPPY. I couldn’t recommend this place more.
I can’t convey enough how pleased I am with my sons experience here! The staff are fantastic and he has learnt so much in just one term. The environment provides a wonderful balance of outside space with a colourful inside area. My boy is thriving :-))
Most awesome kindy ever!!!! My son had an amazing year here 2 years ago ago and my daughter is enjoying every moment of her year here in 2015. The staff are caring and supportive, the environment is spectacular in every way and my daughter would love to be here 5 days every week if she could 🙂 We’ll both be very sad when this year is over.