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Welcome to Pioneer Community Kindergarten

As a Lady Gowrie affiliated centre, we pride ourselves on our nuturing environment where your child will feel happy and secure. We provide a warm, friendly atmosphere which has been enjoyed by Mackay families for over 50 years.

Pioneer Community Kindergarten offers:

  • a pre-Prep program
  • play-based curriculum
  • child-lead learning journey
  • development at your child’s own pace and through their own specific interests, and
  • some structured programs to help your child reach milestones specific for their Prep year.

We are a community-run, not-for-profit association which follows the philosophy and teachings of Lady Gowrie. Lady Gowrie is a well regarded early childhood body which is particularly known for its “innovative and flexible practice, integrated service provision, meaningful partnerships with parents and evidence based practice”.

Take a moment to browse and see for yourself the uniqueness of our facilities and the wonderful team of carers who will provide your child with the best opportunity for their pre-Prep development.

We look forward to welcoming you and your child to our wonderful kindergarten soon!

Come & explore Pioneer Kindergarten

As the director (and teacher) of Pioneer Community Kindergarten, I understand what a huge privilege it is to guide your child through their kindergarten journey.

The staff at the Pioneer Community Kindergarten has a combined teaching experience of over 50 years and we strongly believe in the program we have developed for the Kindergarten. We have witnessed first hand the wonderful results that can be achieved by your child.

We are passionate about early childhood education and you can be assured of our commitment to work closely with you to ensure your child has a positive kindergarten experience.

Kym Sweeney


‘Our daughter loves going to kindy! The staff at Pioneer Kindy made us feel comfortable and confident that she would be a successful learner. An amazing team of educator’s who provide a fun and safe learning environment. We’re very thankful to everyone at Pioneer Community Kindergarten for making it a positive start to our daughters education. Highly recommended!’

Rachel Sobetzko, Mackay


‘An amazing Kindy! Professional and friendly staff who run a highly organised and engaging play based program. We have been so impressed with every element of Pioneer Community Kindy and know that we have given our children the best start to schooling by sending our children here. Communication, facilities and resources are all outstanding. Can’t rate it high enough – highly recommend’

Rebecca Cooper, Mackay


‘We have sent 3 children to Pioneer Kindy now and have enjoyed every single year there. We wouldn’t want to send our boys anywhere else”

Ben & Kate Godfrey, Mackay