The Gap Child Care and Kindergarten

Discover The Gap Kindergarten and Child Care Centre

Watch our video to see our natural space we’ve created, allowing children the to opportunity to explore the world around them, a place where they can climb trees, play in mud, garden and be with nature.

Centre Overview
Address 1050 Waterworks Road, The Gap 4061
Caring for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years
Approved places 48 children daily
Opening hours Monday – Friday, 7am – 5:30pm
Daily fees Our service is eligible for the Child Care Subsidy.
Nursery: $108
Toddler: $108
Pre-Kindy: $103
Kindergarten: $103
We supply Healthy, allergy-friendly morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
Nappies and wipes
Sunscreen
Hat
Facilities Welcoming indoor learning spaces.
Stimulating natural outdoor environment including sandpit, digging patch, climbing trees and lots of room to explore nature.
Safe drop-off and pick-up parking We have dedicated drop-off and pick-up parking bays in the Uniting Church carpark, entry via Waterworks Road.

Our service acknowledges the Turrbal people as the traditional custodians of the land and strives to make an inclusive and supportive environment for all children to play and grow in a safe and respectful environment.

The Gap Kindergarten and Child Care Centre is conveniently located on Waterworks Road. Once entering, you’ll be amazed with the natural space we’ve created, allowing children to explore the world around them, a place where they can climb trees, play in the mud and be with nature.

Our Environment

As you enter our centre, you’ll be greeted by the beautiful smells of home cooked food as Kim our cook prepares our meals for the day. All our meals are freshly prepared daily and approved by a nutritionist. We’re well equipped to cater for children with allergies and share our recipes with our families. Our children also participate in cooking experiences within the learning program.

Our rooms are home like environments, where children are engaged in a variety of learning through play.  While each age group has their own special space, you’ll find out that we are just one big family and there are regular interactions between groups, with all Educators getting to know each child.  We pride ourselves on our natural, warm and inviting environment, offering rich sensory opportunities. We encourage children to develop a sense of belonging and connectedness with nature.

We host a number of family events throughout the year, creating strong connections between our Educators and families, and the wider community. We have strong connections with local community groups and our children regularly participate in excursions and incursions. We encourage family involvement such as special persons days, grandparent morning teas, kindergarten celebrations and more.

Our Educators

We’ve got a wonderful team of Educators at The Gap Kindergarten and Child Care Centre. In fact, they’re one of our greatest assets. With a very low turnover in staff, our qualified Educators are all involved in professional development plans, with some Educators undertaking further studies. We’re proud of the diverse range of cultures amongst our team.

Our Learning Program

We view children as competent and capable learners who can confidently take part and provide input in planning and implementing their own learning experiences. Children will get to explore and play using resources that will stimulate their senses of curiosity and discovery. We’re guided by the Early Years Learning Framework, the National Quality Standards and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline to inform our practice. We have high expectation of our children and provide a challenging program that’ll see them develop life-long skills they can develop. We also place a strong focus on emotional and social resilience.

Approved Kindergarten Program

The Gap Kindergarten and Child Care Centre provides parents with a kindergarten program operating five days a week. It’s implemented by our kindergarten teacher Kate who holds a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and is fully registered with the Queensland College of Teachers. Kate is supported by other experienced and qualified staff. All our Educators develop warm, sensitive, responsive relationships with children to help promote the children’s development, learning and wellbeing. We encourage a variety of experiences and moments to teach throughout the day. We strongly believe that the kindergarten year is a time where the foundation of learning for children can be set to foster positive learning for life.

Qld Government Approved Kindergarten Program

We’d love to show you around

We encourage you to come and view The Gap Kindergarten and Child Care Centre to experience our sense of community and what we can offer your family.

Please come in or call us on 07 3510 1802 to arrange a visit.