St John’s Lutheran Kindergarten provides a safe, secure, comfortable and supportive learning environment. Our qualified and experienced staff create and deliver a hands on and stimulating program that encourages all children to be involved. Our Kindergarten program is delivered by a qualified Early Childhood Teacher. St John’s Lutheran Kindergarten provides care for children from 3 years of age.
St John’s Lutheran Kindergarten is co-located o the grounds of St John’s Lutheran Primary School Bundaberg. St John’s Lutheran Kindergarten is a single unit extended hours kindergarten which operates with a degree qualified registered Early Childhood Teacher and qualified and experienced Educators.
Our Kindergarten operates from 8:00am to 5:00pm 50 weeks per year and offers an Approved Kindergarten Program and offers care and education for children from 3 years of age to 5 years of age. We are 22 placed Kindergarten with two educators.
As the Kindergarten is co-located on the grounds of the school and Church, many opportunities are provided for the Kindergarten to visit and explore the school grounds. There is a strong connection between the Kindergarten and the Prep room, with incursions such Under 8 week’s celebrations. We also have weekly visit from the school Chaplin. We also make connections with St John’s Lutheran Outside School Hours Care, by participating in experiences such Snakes Down Under and The Amazing Brain Show.
The Kindergarten makes connection with the local community through excursion into the community and with visits from local community groups to the kindergarten. The Kindergarten receives visits from local dentists, Emergency Services and recently we have been part of a local Literacy Program called Paint Bundy read.
At St John’s Lutheran Kindergarten we implement a play based curriculum, using both the Early Years Learning Framework and The Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines. Our curriculum decisions are informed by the children’s needs and interests and are extended on through small world play, inquiry, experimenting, researching and investigating.
Services covered by the National Quality Framework have been assessed and rated against the seven Quality Areas of the National Quality Standard and the Education and Care Services National Regulations. The assessment and rating process aims to drive continuous quality improvement for services and provide families with better information for making choices about their children’s education and care. The overall rating for a service is determined by the combination of the ratings achieved in each Quality Area.
Each state and territory Regulatory Authority undertakes the assessment and rating process. The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority, ACECQA, is responsible for ensuring consistency in assessment and ratings across Australia, assessing services for the Excellent rating and creating awareness in the sector and community about the assessment and rating process.
|1||Educational program and practice||Meeting National Quality Standard|
|2||Children’s health and safety||Meeting National Quality Standard|
|3||Physical environment||Meeting National Quality Standard|
|4||Staffing arrangements||Meeting National Quality Standard|
|5||Relationships with children||Exceeding National Quality Standard|
|6||Collaborative partnerships with families and communities||Exceeding National Quality Standard|
|7||Leadership and service management||Meeting National Quality Standard|