About Us

Our Philosophy

  • At SCK we recognise and respect the Jagera and Turrbal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we learn. We value their knowledge, history and culture, which are reflected in our everyday beliefs and practices.
  • We offer children an actively play-based curriculum, with a combination of child-initiated and adult-facilitated relationships, experiences and interactions.
  • Our pedagogy and practice are supported by State and National frameworks: The National Quality Standard (NQS), the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines (QKLG), Early Years Leaning Framework (EYLF) and the C&K Curriculum Approach.
  • We believe that all children are competent and capable learners.
  • Each child has the opportunity to develop independence, self-identity and an ability to safely question the world around them.
  • We acknowledge families as the child’s first teacher.
  • We acknowledge that the health and wellbeing of each child is paramount.
  • We are committed to implementing sustainability into learning and practice.
  • We value and respect staff individuality, knowledge, qualifications and experience and encourage growth and positive team co-operation
  • Our program is fully inclusive and is based on acceptance of and respect for the diversity of each child and their family. We encourage and embrace people of every culture and language group, gender, identity, ability, additional needs and economic status.
  • We believe that all children, staff, and families have the right to be treated with respect in a positive and accepting environment, where the rights of all individuals are acknowledged, accepted and embraced.
  • Our vision for reconciliation is to create an environment of respect and inclusiveness, embedding the cultural perspectives, language, songs and stories of our First Nations peoples through our everyday learning experiences and is visible in our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
  • We are committed to developing our knowledge and understandings and building relationships with our local community.
  • We are a community within a community and with open hearts we welcome all.
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Our Kindergarten Day

Sherwood Community Kindergarten operates two Kindy groups of up to 22 children in each group, over a five-day fortnight, during Queensland state school terms.

Magpies Group
Attends - Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesday
Program Times - 8.30am - 2.30pm

Possums Group
Attends - Alternate Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Program Times - 8.30am - 2.30pm

All our teaching staff are highly qualified early childhood educators. Each group has an assistant to provide support to the teacher and children to further enhance the children's early learning experience.

Our environment

Our well equipped and maintained centre has a beautiful picturesque environment with plenty of leafy shaded areas and space for the children to play and learn. We have a large climbing structure, a fairy garden, grass hut, sand play area, mud and water play area and a large covered verandah.  It is a warm, nurturing and welcoming environment that we are very proud of. We invite you to come and have a look around.20230303 082654