Conviently located in Geebung, Marchant Park Kindergarten is a community based, not for profit Kindy.

We pride a nurturing and educationally rich experience for children in the year prior to formal schooling.

Our Kindergarten has been caring for and educating children since 1983. We are an incorporated organization and managed by a Committee of parents, elected at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the beginning of each year.

As a not for profit organization, all profits are reinvested to benefit the children and the community.

We are a well resourced and maintained service with excellent grounds and play equipment. As a quiet, single unit Kindy with only 22 children attending each day, our setting has been known to be a child’s ‘oasis’, where they are free to play and learn in a safe and supportive environment.

Government-Approved Program

We are pleased to provide a Queensland Government approved kindergarten program and our kindy has been rated overall as exceeding national quality standards by the Department of Education, Training and Employment.

Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten

We are proud to be a Lady Gowrie affiliated kindergarten.

Marchant Park Kindergarten

Our Teachers

As educators we actively engage in ongoing professional development. We are committed to continually reflecting and improving on our own teaching and learning practices. We teach in ways that reflect our own personalities and beliefs and we are also flexible in encouraging the children to explore the ways in which they like to learn and in ways that are meaningful to them.

We work collaboratively with our colleagues and affirm, challenge, support and learn from each other to further develop our skills and improve our practice and relationships. We recognise families as the experts in their child’s wellbeing and learning and we highly value the children’s and families’ input and contributions to the curriculum. Working collaboratively with our families and community is essential in providing a quality education, as this autonomy and ownership motivates and promotes the children’s learning.

We believe that every child has a right to an education in which they are supported to attain their maximum potential and we are committed to providing every child in our centre with a high quality educational experience. We look forward to what each new year brings for ourselves, the children and the families in our care and to sharing in each family’s learning journey throughout the year.

Louisa Playford
Louisa PlayfordGroup 1 Teacher & Director
I have worked in Education since I left school, just under 20 years. I started with my certificate in early childhood, went onto study my diploma in children services and loved it so much I continued to do my bachelor in education (Early Childhood). After leaving university, I was a special needs teacher, Kindy teacher and before coming to Marchant Park Kindy I was a prep/ grade 1 teacher. I came back to Kindy as its where all the fun is. Kindy is where children can learn through play.
Luella Dwyer
Luella DwyerGroup 1 Educator
I have worked in the early childhood industry for over 25 years in a number of different early childhood settings-working for C&K for 14 years.
Harriet Dimento
Harriet DimentoGroup 2 Teacher
I have been involved in the Education sector for the last 10 years. I started my teaching career as a small- school teacher in rural Queensland after graduating with a Bachelor of Education in 2015. After spending time in the school setting, I realised that Kindy is my jam, and have been working in the early years sector ever since! My time spent teaching in primary schools has given me a firm understanding of what is required of children at school and the knowledge of how to best prepare kindergarten children for the transition to Prep. I place a big emphasis on social and emotional readiness and learning through play.
Tracey Pascoe
Tracey PascoeGroup 2 Educator
I have worked in the early childhood industry since leaving High School in 1982.
This has been in many different settings including Child Care, Family Day Care, Occasional Care and Kindergartens. I have also done a lot of Children’s Photography working for a Children’s Modelling Agency.