“How do you spell LOVE?” asked Piglet.
”You don’t spell it ... you feel it.” replied Pooh.
— A.A. Milne


What are magical beginnings made of? Lots of wonderful things go into your child’s year at Chiselhurst Kindergarten! We warmly invite all parents and carers to attend our annual Open Day where you will have the opportunity to discover first-hand the ingredients we treasure in the delicate work of developing young hearts and minds, and the magic Chiselhurst has to offer.

We understand time is limited and life with children is busy! So why spend a morning with us? Many parents attest to being caught up in what some have called the ‘Chiselhurst spirit’ - an extraordinary sense of love, community and purpose.  As Deborah E. Grahan writes in her history of our kindergarten “Debutants to the Ball”, Chiselhurst “has an atmosphere and tradition which is palpable. Parents have felt it when first coming to enrol their children.  Children have often realised it in hindsight.  Many families miss it when their association with Chiselhurst ends.”  At Chiselhurst we aim to create a very special place for the hearts and minds of children. But as Winnie the Pooh says, it has to be felt.

If you are considering your child's education options, we'd love to have you join us for a day of adventure and learning at our OPEN DAY. If you know someone that may be interested, please share the news!

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Chiselhurst Kindergarten’s Beautiful Grounds from the air.

WHEN: 22 MAY 2019, 9:30am - 11:30am

WHERE: 12 Stonehaven Street, East Toowoomba

WHAT TO BRING: You, your child/children, snack/morning tea, a hat and a full water bottle . Play clothes are recommended!

As soon as I saw you I knew an adventure was about to happen.
— Winnie the Pooh, A. A. Milne


A pound of love and motherly nurturing

3 cups of genuine care, kindness and respect

4 tablespoons of trust and security in full measure

One beautiful ‘home’ full of character and charm

A handful of inspiring nature to explore – dirt and all!

A full measure of play, fun and laughter – packed firmly

A smidgen of purpose

A pint of problem solving

A bunch of curiosity

A good dose of variety and creativity

Heaped spoonful of imagination and sense of freedom

2 packed cups of self-belief

1 cup of resilience

A good blend of cooperation, sharing and negotiation

A bunch of empathy and forgiveness


Plenty of family, friends and community

A pinch of Toowoomba’s history

A touch of calm and rest

A squeeze of discipline

Stir in a hand to hold and plenty of time. Works with the uniqueness of each child and allows them to blossom in their own time.