Frequently Asked Questions

gardensHow will my child benefit from attending Kindy?

Kindy provides children with a “flying start” to a great future. A quality Kindy program aims to help children develop solid foundations for literacy, numeracy, communication, social and self help skills.  Kindy will also help your child develop a love of learning, the best possible way to be ready for school.  Most importantly your child gets all this in a caring, nurturing and FUN environment. 

When should my child start Kindy?

Children can start Kindy anytime after their 3rd birthday.

Preference for enrolment will be given to children who will be commencing Prep the following year.

How often will my child attend Kindy?

At Granville Kindy we run a five day fortnight program.

The Kangaroo Group attends Mondays, Tuesdays, and every alternate Wednesday while the Bilby Group attends Thursdays, Fridays and every alternate Wednesday.

Our program starts at 8:45am and finishes at 2:45pm.

Granville Kindy is not a childcare service and as such we are closed Weekends, School Holidays and Public Holidays.

How is Granville Kindy different from Daycare?

Granville Kindergarten is community owned and operated not-for-profit organisation. It is managed directly by a committee made up of parents of children currently enrolled. EVERY decision made about the management and running of the centre is made with the best interest of the children.

We have valued, long-term teaching staff so your child won’t be seeing a different educator every day.

Granville Kindy has a fantastic relationship with the wider Maryborough community and our children benefit from our strong links with local health professionals, local businesses, Council and other organisations such as Lions and Rotary Clubs. 

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How much will it cost?

Granville Community Kindergarten and Preschool is a not-for-profit organisation. We work hard each year to obtain government grants and fundraise to keep costs as low as possible. We have some of the lowest childcare costs in the region.

Fees are paid per term and vary each year. Current fees are outlined in the Kindy's Parent Handbook available from the Kindergarten.

Granville Kindy is registered with the Family Assistance Office for approved care. Parents may be eligible for government subsidies to reduce the cost of Kindergarten education. You can find out more about your entitlements at the Department of Human Services website.

What will my child learn?

Children learn through play. In a kindergarten program, your child will participate in play-based learning experiences designed to encourage their physical, social, intellectual, language and emotional abilities.

Under the guidance and care of a qualified early childhood teacher your child will:

  • use language to communicate ideas, feelings and needs
  • make friends and learn how to cooperate with other children
  • become more independent and confident in their abilities
  • develop self-discipline
  • use their creativity to express ideas and feelings through art, dance and dramatic play
  • identify, explore and solve problems.

Information from Office for Early Childhood Education and Care.

Is Granville Kindy only for Granville residents?

No. Granville Kindy is open to all children who meet the age requirements regardless of where they live. We have children travel from all over the Fraser Coast to experience the quality of our kindy program.

How can I be involved in my child's education?

We encourage parents to become actively involved in the Kindy. Parents' involvement will enrich their child's learning experiences and promote positive self-esteem. More information is available on our Get Involved page.

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"...Our boy has already started to speak more clearly. Now he sings new songs all the way home from Kindy"

Amanda, Granville Kindy Mum
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