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Early Learning Centre
The Early Learning Centre incorporating Kindergarten is an integral part of The Cathedral School’s commitment to providing children with the best possible environment in which to explore, learn and grow.
Children from 6 weeks to Kindergarten are able to participate in age-appropriate programs under the watchful eye of professional and caring staff. With an emphasis on learning through play and positive social interactions with peers, children begin developing the framework for a life-long educational journey.
The Cathedral School’s Early Learning Centre aims to provide a safe, caring and Christian environment which fosters and supports the learning and personal development of each child.
Learning is seen as a partnership and shared responsibility between the Centre, family and student. A climate of mutual trust and respect is created through open, positive communication between staff, parents and children.
As children progress through their early childhood years, they undertake a journey of discovery. Each day in the play-based early childhood program brings exciting new experiences which gradually build their understanding of the world and their place in it, and develop their confidence to participate in this world.
The daily program is structured to include both indoor and outdoor play, group and individual activities, teacher-directed and child-initiated activities, plus supervised meal times and rest time for all children, according to their age and requirements.
The Early Learning Centre operates a Queensland Approved Kindergarten Program which follows the Kindergarten curriculum focusing on child-centred activities which foster identity.
The Early Learning Centre incorporating Kindergarten operates an approved service under the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2011. The Centre is exceeding the national quality standard regarding activities, programming, staff qualifications and child-staff ratios according to the current legislation.
Assessments of the service are conducted by the regulatory authority - the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) - against the National Quality Standard and National Law to ensure that the quality of education and care is being maintained.
Hours of Operation
The Centre is open from 7am to 6pm. It is closed on weekends and public holidays, and there is a three-week closure around Christmas each year. The dates of the closure depend on when Christmas falls.