Fairholme Kindy

Fairholme Kindy offers a rich play-based program, for girls and boys who turn 3 years of age, prior to their commencement at Kindy.

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Fairholme Kindy has been offering an engaging play based program to support children’s learning and development since 2002. It is located on the grounds of Fairholme College offering a nature rich environment, warm and inviting play rooms and access to wider school facilities such as the Junior library, school oval, gymnasium and playgrounds. Fairholme Kindy offers a gentle transition between home and a safe, secure and supportive group setting.

Programs available at Fairholme Kindy are:

  • Kindy 2 day program on Tuesday and Thursday;
  • Kindy 3 day program on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays;
  • Kindy 5 day program for children who are eligible for the Kindy 3 day program.

Meet our Staff

Kindy Teacher: (Kindy "D") Mrs Joanne Darbyshire

Diploma of Teaching, Bachelor of Education-Early Childhood

Jo has been involved in early childhood education for many years in a range of settings. She is passionate about the importance of the early years and the impact this will have over the course of a life span. Jo is a strong advocate for young children and is on the Board of Early Childhood Australia and C&K. She has weekly radio chats about children and families with two radio stations. Jo has been working at Fairholme Kindy for 15 years.

T 07 4688 4639

E jo.darbyshire@fairholme.qld.edu.au

Kindy Teacher: (Kindy "N") Mrs Sonya Nicol

Diploma of Teaching, Bachelor of Education- Early Childhood, Masters of Education- Special Education

Sonya has been at the Fairholme Kindy for 12 years. Previously she has worked in a variety of educational settings including Junior School and Special Education. She believes that the natural environment is a very important part of children’s lives and helps them to develop a sense of their place in the world. Sonya also believes in the value of learning through play, inclusion and accepting differences.

T 07 4688 4639

E sonya.nicol@fairholme.qld.edu.au

Kindy Assistant: (Kindy "D") Mrs Sue Harris

T 07 4688 4639

E sue.harris@fairholme.qld.edu.au

Kindy Assistant: (Kindy "N") Mrs Anne Maguire

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E anne.maguire@fairholme.qld.edu.au