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Affiliation services:  The Gowrie (QLD) Inc. 


The Range Community Kindergarten has chosen The Gowrie (Qld) as our central governing body. 

The Gowrie Queensland is a community-based not for profit organisation with a proud and substantial history in providing services for young children and families. The Range Community Kindergarten is represented by The Gowrie (Qld) Inc. - Lady Gowrie Community Kindergartens. 

The Gowrie (Qld) Inc. is a non-profit, early childhood organisation and a member of the national consortium, Gowrie   


What does affiliation with The Gowrie mean? 

Being affiliated with The Gowrie means our Kindergarten Association meets all the high standards required to hold a licence to operate an early childhood centre and access government funding: 

The Range Community Kindergarten is community owned and controlled, that is, 

  • It is administered by an elected committee of association of members—usually parents; 

  • The Range Community Kindergarten Association Inc. is governed by an approved constitution in accordance with the Associations Incorporation Act 1981 and Associations Incorporation Regulation 1999.  This document is available for perusal by parents; 

  • The Association employs a qualified university-trained early childhood teacher; 

  • It has an approved educational curriculum; 

  • It maintains an approved ratio of staff to children; 

  • It provides a building and outdoor play area of approved design; 

  • It owns adequate and suitable equipment for both indoors and outdoors. 


The Range Community Kindergarten is regulated under the Education and Care Services National Regulations and supported by the National Law. The National law sets a national standard for children’s education and care across Australia. The National Regulations support the National Law by providing detail on a range of operational requirements for an education and care service. 

The National Quality Framework (NQF) provides a national approach to regulation, assessment and quality improvement for early childhood education and care and outside school hours care services across Australia. Our centre must meet the requirements for activities, experiences and programs, numbers of staff members and children, and staff members’ qualifications according to the legislation.   

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