Redlynch Kindy Since 1982

Redlynch Kindergarten was established in 1982 and is operated from the Redlynch Community Hall. We are a dedicated Kindergarten independently owned and operated by a local, Redlynch family as it has been for 35 years.

We are a Government Approved Long Day care Centre catering for children aged 3 to 5 years and operating from 7 am till 4 pm.

We operate a government approved Kindergarten Program and follow the National Quality Framework, Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines and the Education and Care Services National Laws and Regulations.

Our teachers and assistants are fully qualified and have been with the centre for many years and we value their most important role in your child's early learning years.

Our focus is on providing a high quality, early year's education to small classes of children to enable us to provide the attention kindy kids need at the most important time of their educational lives and prepare them to succeed as they enter Preparatory and Primary school.

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Information on the Enrolment Process and Fees.
Should you require any forms in relation to Applying for a Waiting List, Enrolments or Attendance at Redlynch Kindy.
Should you wish to register your child via the Online Waiting List.
$12 Registration Fee payable to: Redlynch Kindergarten
BSB: 645 646
Account Number: 105726966
Innovative methods of teaching

Redlynch Kindergarten aims to provide a warm, friendly, caring and safe environment in which children are given the opportunity to develop socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually through interaction with staff and peers. The centre is child based and our educational programs will provide and reflect the multi-cultural nature of society, this includes implementing an anti-bias curriculum where all children are treated equally regardless of race, gender, culture, ability, socio-economic background and beliefs.

We acknowledge each child is unique and develop at various paces, levels and stages. We understand children have individual strengths, weaknesses and interests. The staff will assist in scaffolding children’s growth and learning through one on one interactions and experiences. We believe that by educating the children to make good choices in all areas of their play, and healthy choices when teaching children about healthy lifestyles is a valuable part of their learning whilst in these early years.

 We believe as carer’s, educators and role models, promoting each child’s individuality, positive self-esteem and feelings of self- worth are paramount for learning and life. We recognise that parents are the principle influence in their child’s life, and therefore we strive to develop close links with families and carer’s, so we can support and complement each other in the important role of nurturing children through their early childhood years.

Teaching Team

My name is Belinda Jarvinen, and I am the Director/Educator at the Kindy.  I have worked in childcare off and on since I was 15. I have two children aged 16 and 12.

My qualifications include:

  • Certificate III in Children’s Services
  • Diploma of Children’s Services
  • Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services
  • Currently studying my Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.
  • Full first Aid Certificate with training in Asthma and Epi-Pen Use.

This is where my heart lies, I don't think anyone, anywhere enjoys their job as much as I do.  My philosophy is that every child (family) is different and has different needs; my job is to fulfill those needs.  I have a fantastic team, and together we make our centre a home away from home.  Drop in and pay us a visit you will notice the difference from everybody else as soon as you walk through the doors.  There is a reason we got voted "Best Childcare Centre in Cairns" ask the children that come and play at Kindy everyday, they will tell you.  



Miss Krysta - Assistant

Hello, my name is Krysta, I have been working at Redlynch Kindy since 2005 (wow, I didn't realise it was that long :).  Since starting here I have learnt to answer to just about any name, some of which include Crystal, Christmas and Chris.

I hold my Diploma in Children’s Services and now I am commencing my Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. I have my own beautiful daughter who was also a Redlynch Kindy Kid and now goes to "Big school".