Gatton Kindergarten Association Incorporated


Gatton Kindergarten Association Incorporated

The Gatton Kindergarten was founded in 1955, built in 1960, and is maintained by the Gatton Kindergarten Association Incorporated; ie. By the parents of the children attending each year.

We are a community based association, situated in the heart of the Lockyer Valley in South-East Queensland Australia. All income reinvested is for the benefit of the children and the community. Unlike private services, or corporate child care who must make profits for shareholders, our services are not for the profit or gain of individual members.

The Kindergarten caters for children aged 3 to 5 years who are of pre-prep age. Parents may register their children any time from birth by completing a Waiting List Booking Form.

We currently have two rooms (Units) which cater for up to 44 children per day (22 children per day) with a maximum of 88 being enrolled across four groups.

Gatton Kindergarten is licensed under the Childcare Regulation 2003 and the Childcare Act 2002 (Qld). The educational program is implemented by University qualified Early Childhood Education teachers with the knowledge and skills to maximize children’s learning through a play-based emergent curriculum.

The program and facility is overseen by an Early Childhood Consultant from QLECS Head Office in Brisbane and by visiting officers from the Office of Early Childhood Education & Care (Qld).

Gatton Kindergarten participates in a Quality Improvement and Accreditation System administered by the National Childcare Accreditation Council.



Contact Details

19 North Street
Gatton QLD 4343
(07) 5462 1496
Gatton Kindergarten
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday – 7:30am to 5:30pm

Quality of Service

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.


Gatton Kindergarten Association Incorporated National Quality Rating

Quality Area Rating
1   Educational program and practice Exceeding National Quality Standard
2   Children’s health and safety Exceeding National Quality Standard
3   Physical environment Exceeding 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 Exceeding National Quality Standard


Overall Rating :
Exceeding National Quality Standard