Kindergarten Program

Introducing our Kindy Explorers! 

If your child is starting Kindy in 2023 (or beyond) they will receive a personalised invitation to join the Kindy Explorers. 

Kindergarten is such an exciting time! It’s a place and time where your child will make friends, explore new environments and have fun learning! It also sets a strong foundation for their educational journey. We want to help the children be excited about kindy and look forward to the transition.

We hope that by making our kindy program stand out, and welcoming the children with their own very own invitation and welcome pack (coming soon!) they will feel just how special their place is at Kenmore Hills Early Learning.


The Kindergarten Program at Kenmore Hills Early Learning follows the Kindergarten Guidelines which align with the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). Both are part of The National Quality Framework under which all approved early learning programs operate. Our Kindergarten Program is taught every day by a degree qualified Early Childhood Teacher (ECT).

The Kindergarten Program aims to specifically enrich children’s learning in the year preceding Prep. Throughout the kindergarten year children’s right to experience the joy of childhood is fundamental and learning is promoted through play, emergent and planned learning experiences and interactions.

You’ll often see our Kindergarten children out and about, exploring on one of our Bush Kindy walks.  Not only are Bush Kindy walks a lot of fun, but they provide the opportunity to learn, question and understand the world around us.

As we are a long day care service, children can attend the Kindergarten Program for a minimum of two days up to five days a week.

What is Kindy?

In Queensland Kindy refers to the year before children begin formal schooling. This is a period of intense growth and development and lays the foundation for future learning.

Our Kindergarten Program is:

  • Run by a Bachelor qualified Early Childhood Teacher 
  • Approved by the Queensland Government
  • Guided by the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines and the Early Years Learning Framework.
Kenmore hills early learning kindergarten
Kenmore hills early learning kindergarten

What else is Kindy?

  • Kindy provides the foundation for future academic, physical, social and emotional development and success.
  • At Kindy children learn through play, Gross and fine motor skills, early literacy and numeracy concepts, social skills, and language are all developed through play. 
  • Kindy Developes social skills through group activities. Children will make friends and learn to negotiate with classmates. 
  • Kindy is also great fun! Children enjoy their time together and create lasting memories!
Kindergarten Kenmore hills
kindergarten kenmore hills

The Kenmore Hills Early Learning difference:

    • Children can attend our centre from a young age and are comfortable in learning environments.
    • Starting Kindy is a smooth processes we carefully facilitate the transition between rooms. 
    • We offer flexibility with days and hours to cater to the needs of families.
    • We provide nutritious meals and sunscreen.
    • We offer additional activities such as Billy’s Buddies and Happy Feet and Bush Kindy.

We offer a choice of creative activities to develop fine motor skills, creativity, literacy and numeracy skills. 

We provide open ended activities for learning and development with a focus on gross motor skills.

We love our animals at Kenmore hills Early Learning! Our Kindy Explorers learn all about our resident reptiles and birds and help us to care for them. You can meet them here.

Wildhood warriors kenmore hills early learning
Wildhood warriors kenmore hills early learning

School Readiness

“School readiness” is a term used frequently in the Kindergarten setting. It means that a child is ready to enter a social and educationally based environment. The role of our Kindergarten Program is to foster learning in a fun setting. We focus on play as a vehicle for learning and work to prepare children to take on the challenges of more formal schooling.

Kenmore Hills Early Learning recognises that children’s readiness for school is much more than a completed checklist of skills that the child can perform, such as putting on shoes, recognising colours or numbers, or being able to write their name.

Readiness is about the child making connections between what is familiar and what is new and also involves the child being able to:

  • Effectively develop relationships with other children and significant adults.
  • Feel confidence in themselves
  • Adapt to different learning contexts.
  • Learn essential life skills

The following elements provide a useful summary of the skills and competencies that can assist children to become capable learners and transition smoothly to school.

  • Completing tasks
  • Communication Skills:
  • Group participation
  • Problem solving
  • Independence
  • Able to initiate own play
  • Listening to and following direction
  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Physical gross motor skills
  • Social/emotional skill

To view our Statement of Fees, please click here.

From 1 January 2023, many Queensland families have access to free or cheaper kindy. You can check you eligibility click here.


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