a brief history: 3 decades of early childhood education
Campus Kindergarten is situated on College Road on land leased from the University of Queensland. The central structure of the Kindergarten is the original cottage once belonging to the caretaker of the University. In August 1971 the University moved the cottage from its old site to its present day location.
The Kindergarten was originally designed to accommodate 36 children aged between 2 and 5 years. As demand grew so did the building with the addition of the Pre-Kindergarten Room and its cool, wide verandahs. In late 1993, major renovations were carried out to comply with the new 1993 Child Care Centre Regulations. Work included the building of an Administration/Staff block, opening up of the Kindergarten and Preschool rooms and the renovation of the kitchen, storage and toilet areas.
The University Academic Staff Association, Administration and the Student Union all contributed financially to the establishment and expansion of Campus Kindergarten.
Campus Kindergarten was licensed for 65 children. And at one time Campus Kindy were also able to provide care for 24 school age children opposite Ironside State School in the Uniting Church Hall. Times have changed and Campus Kindy continues offer quality child development and care.
In 2008 the University of Qld and Campus Kindergarten signed a new lease to guarantee the centre's future for many years to come.
2011 signals the 40th anniversary of the centre. Campus Kindy invites anyone who was a past student or parent to please make contact with us to express interest in the 40th anniversary celebration to be held later in the year. We would love to obtain the names of past students and families as well as any information, old memorabilia etc to help make the 40th celebrations all the richer.