CK's new kindy comes to Glennie
A NEW kindergarten has been welcomed with open arms into the Glennie Heights community this week and excitement is in the air - for kids and parents alike.
A statewide rollout of C&K community kindys saw the conversion of the old pre-school at Glennie Heights State Primary School into a kindergarten, making it the first one co-located on a school campus in Warwick.
Kindergarten teacher Fiona Milburn said the new facility was timed perfectly with the government's kindergarten fee relief initiative.
"The introduction of the new funding is just fantastic," Mrs Milburn said.
"Previously, it has only been those who can afford to send their kids to kindy, but now it's possible for almost everyone."
She said the new kindergarten was a great environment for children to grow and learn. "C&K is really about an all natural environment and stepping away from plastics so it's all wood and cane," Mrs Milburn said.
"Everything is brand new and it has been totally refurbished."
The C&K kindergarten has its first day on Monday and Mrs Milburn said it was obvious the kids loved it.
The kindy has a strong focus on teaching young ones valuable skills to prepare them for prep and primary school.
"We're about developing a really close relationship with the school to make it a seamless transition into prep," Mrs Milburn said.
"Here, they learn to be able to work in a group and about being independent and they learn to work with routines.
"They're responsible for their own personal belongings and quite independent in terms of learning and we have a balance between teacher and child learning initiatives," she said.
There are a number of vacancies at the kindy. To inquire, call 0448 072 564.
- Monday, Tuesday and every second Wednesday for a five-day fortnight.
- Days run from 8.30am until 2.30pm.
- Everything is totally brand new and it has been totally refurbished.