About Sunnybank Kindy

Sunnybank Community Preschool and Kindergarten is nestled in leafy, spacious surroundings which provide an engaging and peaceful environment for learning. Our qualified early-childhood educators create a flexible play-based program to meet the needs and interests of each child, inspiring them to develop habits of life-long learners.

As a community kindergarten, affiliated with Lady Gowrie Queensland, our dedicated parents and teachers work together to create the best foundation for our children’s future.

Our kindergarten continues to be rated as “Exceeding National Quality Standards” by the Department of Education, Training and Employment, Queensland Government.

Our Kindy offers a 5 day fornight program from 8.45am to 2.45pm lead by qualified and nuturing early years eduators. Two groups of 22 children attend on a 5 day fornight basis during the Queensland School Term. The days of attendance are Monday Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays, and Thursday, Friday and alternate Wednesdays.

Our Philosphy

Our kindergarten provides a safe and exciting learning environment for children in their year before Prep (3 ½ – 4 ½ years). Our philosophy is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF):

  • Belonging to a community of learners where people care for each other and their environment
  • Being able to take part in the joy and fun of learning together
  • Becoming competent learners who can make good transitions into school.

Our centre uses the EYLF and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines. Children are learning to:

  • See themselves as competent learners through investigating, researching, experimenting
  • Become part of a community of learners, learning to share, collaborate, co-operate and respect their friends
  • Take part in learning projects evolving from their interests and ideas
  • Express themselves through creative arts, music, visual arts, drama and dance
  • Communicate through speaking, listening, using symbols, text and print
  • Think scientifically and mathematically through play based investigations.

Through play your child is:

  • Building personal and emotional resilience independence and self-confidence.
  • Building an understanding and respect for their own and others’ social and cultural heritage.
  • Actively negotiating and creating their own play environment and initiatives.
  • Learning early literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Exploring relationships and developing friendships.
  • Exploring, interacting and appreciating the world around them.
  • Learning to appreciate the ideas and thoughts of others.
  • Learning about and engaging in the community in which they live.
  • Building increased control of their physical skills and learning about personal health and hygiene.
  • Learning to think logically and deeply.
  • Values and Respected.
  • Developing social competence.
  • Exploring media and a variety of technology.
  • An active participant in their own and others’ learning.
  • Representing their understanding and thinking in many ways.
  • Learning to share their knowledge and ideas with others through engagement and enjoyment in the learning process.