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 MEETING 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:
|Blue||Mondays, Tuesdays and alternate Wednesdays|
|Red||Thursdays, Fridays and alternate Wednesdays|
The kindy operates during school terms and is closed during school holidays and public holidays.
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.
We love the feel of Manly Kindy. The single unit setting is really lovely for the kids, with a maximum of 22 kids in the entire centre at any one time. The kids are so lucky to also have three teachers/assistants instead of the standard two. Our daughter is in the Red group with Miss Ruth, Miss Vicky and Miss Karen, and they are all very caring, supportive and encouraging. The children always seem to be enjoying themselves in their care, and our daughter absolutely loves going to Manly Kindy!
As soon as we visited Manly Community Kindergarten we knew it was definitely the Kindy for our family. The environment is warm and inviting with an exceptional array of play based learning activities. The educators are incredibly caring and very invested in the children and their development, and maintain a high level of communication with the parents. Manly Community Kindergarten is exceptional, we highly recommend this Kindergarten to all families!
This is the second year that I have had a child at Manly Community Kindy and both of my children have loved attending this beautiful Kindy. We have loved the calm feeling that you get when you walk in each day. Surrounded by nature and having just one Kindy group at a time in the space makes the space feel large and welcoming. The Staff are also warm and nurturing and really make the children feel safe and comfortable. I also love the community connection that forms amongst the parents. I highly recommend this Kindy.
What a special place this is. My daughter is always busting to get there in the mornings and bursting with stories when I pick her up in the afternoons. Her teachers have a beautiful rapport with the children, and have a knack for nurturing in the children a real sense of interest and amazement in the world around the world around them, as well as a zest for learning and creating. We feel very lucky to have found Manly Community Kindy.