St James Lutheran Kindergarten was created with a vision from the St James Lutheran Church Congregation of providing quality Christian education to the community of Hervey Bay.

Our Kindergartens operates 49 weeks per year, the Kindergarten offers 3 to 5 year old children, with a play-based learning environment, with the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines and Early Years Learning Framework are the approved curriculum's.

Our Kindergarten programs are led by qualified Early Childhood Teachers and Educators, who recognise each child’s potential and are committed to guiding and extending their development and desire for learning.  They provide many opportunities to maximise your child’s learning and development in communication, sense of self and others, social, resilience, health, wellbeing, culture, environment, and spiritual understanding.

We love and value input from our families within our program and the everyday running of the Kindergarten.  We are Government subsidy approved for Child Care Subsidy.

We are very proud to be assessed as meeting in all 7 areas of the National Quality Standards.


Vision Statement and Philosophy

Vision Statement:

To provide high quality, child centred care within a Christian environment; embedding the values of the Lutheran church; Love, Justice, Compassion, Forgiveness, Service, Courage, Humility, Hope, Appreciation and Quality.


Our Kindergarten is a play based, inclusive educational environment that supports children’s individual needs, Where the rights and opinions of each child are respected. We believe that children are competent, capable learners who are natural thinkers with the ability to continually learn and investigate throughout their individual learning journeys.

Educators provide warm, secure and trusting relationships with each child, this allows children to build a sense of security and provides an environment to develop meaningful relationships. Within this environment, children are able to learn and grow. (QA.5 - Urie Bronfenbrenner)

Bonds and traditions of each families culture are valued and their commitment to working in partnership with our educational team for the dreams of their children. Teachers share a collaborative approach to learning with the children as they intentional teach and learn along-side the children, extending children’s learning. We believe learning should be playful, fun, exciting, spontaneous, hands-on, stimulating, relaxing, comforting and challenging.

The environment is ever changing and used as the third teacher to adapt to the children’s interests and to allow the children to have agency within their environment and learning.  We encourage children to be good citizens with strong Christian values. We endeavour to provide calm and natural learning spaces to scaffold children’s love and learning of nature and God’s creations.

At St James Lutheran Kindergarten, we have a holistic approach to learning by which children become co-learners amongst their peers. Educator’s will guide the children’s learning and provoke inquiry, questioning, creativity and imagination through intentional teaching.

We aim to achieve a sense of wonder for feeling, belonging, and love of the land, nature and animals, so that young children will develop positive lifelong respectful and proactive attitudes to our environment and a sustainable future.


To find out about the Kindergarten program or to book a personalised tour contact us today. 

For a personalised tour and more information contact our Service Leader:

138-172 Pantlins Lane

Urraween, Hervey bay, QLD, 4655

PH: (07) 41285593