Yorkeys Knob Community Kindergarten is a non-profit, community based organisation providing early childhood education for pre-school aged children. A publicly elected committee of parents manages the centre. The committee is solely responsible for all aspects of the centre. A new committee is elected annually and a stringent handover procedure is in place to ensure consistency and accountability. The Director and Assistant are responsible for teaching only.
Yorkeys Knob Kindergarten is affiliated with the Creche and Kindergarten Association (C & K) the State Government approved Administrative Body responsible for community-controlled early childhood education in Queensland. C & K coordinates Government funding for community centres. A quarterly grant towards staff salaries helps to keep fees down and affiliation ensures approved standards for;
- Constitution and Rules
- Building and Playground Design
- Staff Qualifications
- Enrolment Patterns
- Educational Programs
Yorkeys Knob Kindy was founded in 1974 in the Old Progress Hall on Varley Street. In 1977 the Mulgrave Shire Council donated the land in Best Street and building commenced. In 1981, Stage 2 was completed, the playroom was extended and office & storeroom added. C & K Affiliation was achieved. 2014 saw the 40 year anniversary of Yorkeys Knob Community Kindergarten & Pre-school.