Free Kindy in 2024

Staines Memorial College offers a free* five-day-per-fortnight Kindergarten program, catering for children who are 4 years of age by 30th June in the year in which they are enrolled.

Why choose Staines?

Your child will make memories that last a lifetime:

  • Outdoor adventures in our bush reserve.
  • Hands-on learning in our lively vegetable gardens.
  • Hatching chickens and witnessing the lifecycle in action.

You will be able to relax, knowing our staff are:

  • Highly qualified, professional and friendly
  • Caring, compassionate and nurturing
  • Committed Christians, teaching from the Christian worldview

How Is It Free?

Starting January 2024 parents, regardless of income level, get 600 hours of free Kindy for their child. This covers our entire kindergarten program which runs 5 days per fortnight and runs during our school term (39 weeks per year). More information about the funding can be found on the Queensland Government website.

Limited places are available. Attend the Kindy Open Day to secure a place.

How to Apply:

The easiest way to apply is to come along to our Kindy Open Day. You will get to tour the Kindy and receive an application form from our friendly staff.

Can't Make Our Kindy Open Day? 

Book a group tour throughout the week. Find a time in the calendar below that works for you:

About us

Staines Memorial College is a non-denominational Christian College located in Redbank Plains, Ipswich. We cater for Kindergarten to Year 12 students from a variety of Christian backgrounds and traditions. We also welcome families who, though not necessarily Christian themselves, desire a Christian school culture and educational experience for their children.

Learning through Play

Our play-based program responds to children’s current interests and abilities and with intentional teaching we encourage children to investigate and explore the world through a wide variety of experiences, promoting learning and connectedness with others and the environment.

Available times

Open Term Time 8:30 am-3:00 pm

Kindy Group 1: Monday, Tuesday every second Wednesday

Kindy Group 2: Thursday, Friday every second Wednesday

Closed during all school holidays and public holidays.

What age groups do we accept?

Children who are 4 years of age by 30th June in the year in which they are enrolled. (eg for your child to be eligible for Kindy in 2023, they must be born between 1st July 2018 - 30th June 2019)

Where are we located?

Our Kindergarten is located within the Staines Memorial College Redbank Plains campus making it the perfect place for the transition from Early Childhood Care to Primary Schooling. 

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