about us

about us

Established in 1965, Dalby Beck Street Kindergarten is a community owned centre proudly affiliated with The Gowrie (Lady Gowrie) operating as our CGB (Central Governing Body).

Kids playing at Dalby Beck Street Kindy

The program run at Dalby Beck Street Kindergarten focuses solely on Pre-Prep aged children. Should spaces be available after Pre-Prep intake, Kindergarten aged children will be enrolled at the Director’s discretion. Your child will be with the same group of friends in each session they attend, allowing them to develop social skills and to form bonds with other children their age.

We have one teaching unit catering for two groups of Pre-Prep aged children. Our White Group attends Kindergarten each Tuesday and Thursday and our Red Group attends Kindergarten each Wednesday and Friday. Both groups attend Kindergarten during the school term from 8.15am to 3.45pm on their allocated days. Our capacity in each group is 22 students, making a total enrolment of 44 children. Each group is run by our specialist Early Childhood Teacher (minimum qualification four year university degree) and a specialist Teaching Assistant (minimum qualification Certificate III in Childcare).

Dalby Beck Street Kindergarten is a community Kindergarten funded by State Government grants, fees and funds raised by the parent body each year.

The Centre is managed by a committee elected by the members (current families) of Dalby Beck Street Kindergarten. The Committee operates under a constitution. This Committee is elected annually and needs the interest and support of all families. Families can help by attending the meetings and by actively participating in the Centre’s maintenance rosters, social events and fundraising activities. Meetings of the elected Committee are held at least once a term at a time agreed upon by the committee.

The Kindergarten continues to meet the high standard set by Lady Gowrie Community Kindergartens who provide management advice, facilitate our funding and educational consultancy in the form of seminars and an early educational and care consultant.  We follow the framework set out by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Authority (ACECQA) and adhere to the National Quality Standards.

Dalby Beck Street Kindergarten Association Inc. has Service Approval from the Department of Education and Training under the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 and the Education and Care Services National Regulation 2011. The Centre must meet their requirements about activities, experience and program, ratios of staff to children and staff member’s qualifications according to the legislation. The contact telephone number for the Office for Early Childhood Education and Care is (07) 3634 0532.

 

Kids on playground Beck St Kindy

The program run at Dalby Beck Street Kindergarten focuses solely on Pre-Prep aged children. Should spaces be available after Pre-Prep intake, Kindergarten aged children will be enrolled at the Director’s discretion. Your child will be with the same group of friends in each session they attend, allowing them to develop social skills and to form bonds with other children their age.

We have one teaching unit catering for two groups of Pre-Prep aged children. Our White Group attends Kindergarten each Tuesday and Thursday and our Red Group attends Kindergarten each Wednesday and Friday. Both groups attend Kindergarten during the school term from 8.15am to 3.45pm on their allocated days. Our capacity in each group is 22 students, making a total enrolment of 44 children. Each group is run by our specialist Early Childhood Teacher (minimum qualification four year university degree) and a specialist Teaching Assistant (minimum qualification Certificate III in Childcare).

Dalby Beck Street Kindergarten is a community Kindergarten funded by State Government grants, attendance fees and funds raised by the parent body each year.

The Centre is managed by a committee elected by the members (current families) of Dalby Beck Street Kindergarten. The Committee operates under a constitution. This Committee is elected annually and needs the interest and support of all families. Families can help by attending the meetings and by actively participating in the Centre’s maintenance rosters, social events and fundraising activities. Meetings of the elected Committee are held at least once a term at a time agreed upon by the Committee.

The Kindergarten continues to meet the high standard set by Lady Gowrie Community Kindergartens who provide management advice, facilitate our funding and provide educational consultancy in the form of seminars and an early educational and care consultant.  We follow the framework set out by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Authority (ACECQA) and adhere to the National Quality Standards.

Dalby Beck Street Kindergarten Association Inc. has Service Approval from the Department of Education and Training under the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 and the Education and Care Services National Regulation 2011. The Centre must meet their requirements about activities, experience and program, ratios of staff to children and staff member’s qualifications according to the legislation. The contact telephone number for the Office for Early Childhood Education and Care is (07) 3634 0532.

our centre philosophy

Our child-centred emergent curriculum offers free selection of resources focusing on play in both indoor and outdoor learning environments.

At Dalby Beck Street Kindergarten we believe:
  • That children learn through play and exploration of their environment whilst engaged in positive relationships with peers and responsive adults.
  • That children learn best when they feel comfortable, know what is expected of them, can experience success, and are able to express themselves in a warm, secure and nurturing environment.
  • That by providing a stimulating, accepting and supportive environment, children are willing to accept challenges and take risks.
  • That children learn about the world in different ways and at various rates and that success in their pre-prep year assists in the development of positive attitudes towards lifelong learning.

Our centre goals

At Dalby Beck Street Kindergarten, our curriculum incorporates a wide variety of learning experiences which:

  • Promote all aspects of the child’s growth – social, emotional, physical and cognitive.
  • Foster active exploration, problem solving, discovery and allow children to construct their own knowledge.
  • Encourage children to make choices, decisions and to accept responsibility.
  • Promote the development of:
  • Independence
  • Self confidence
  • Social interaction
  • Communication and language
  • Knowledge and skill for numeracy and the sciences
  • Creativity and self-expression
  • Acceptance of self and others

our educational aim

The educational aim of the kindergarten/pre-prep program is to move a child from toddler activities to the level of development needed for school. Guided play activities are used to form a bridge between home experience and school. Great care is taken to ensure balanced development in physical and social/emotional skills as well as intellectual areas, as this provides a sound basis for the child’s later schooling and personal adjustment.

The children are encouraged to:

  • Imagine, investigate, wonder, plan, question, think, discuss, experiment and reflect to build knowledge and concepts of how the world works.
  • Develop physical skills which enable them to function independently, express themselves confidently and further develop their strength and agility.
  • Develop self-confidence and to have a positive self-image.
  • Develop a range of appropriate pro social skills and strategies including listening to others, turn taking, sharing, cooperation, use language to communicate and play entry skills.
  • Develop a positive attitude to learning by being involved in decision making regarding the program, the routine, the room and the rules.
  • Think imaginatively and to express themselves creatively through music, movement and art media.