Kambu Amaroo Kindergarten | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

Kambu Amaroo Kindergarten

Operating Hours and Groups 

  • Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Our service offers a daily local bus service *conditions apply.

Parents are able to drop off children from 8:50am and must collect them from Kindy by 3:00pm. 

C&K Kambu Amaroo caters for children aged 3.5yrs to 5yrs.  Children eligible for kindergarten must be turning four before 30 June in the year they attend kindergarten.

Welcome

Welcome to C&K Kambu Amaroo Community Kindergarten & Preschool.

The first five years of a child’s life are vital in helping form who they will be as adults. C&K knows and understands this very well having played a part in the lives of more than a million children over the past century in Queensland.

We are a high quality provider of early education and care and we are thrilled that you are considering C&K for your child.

Great Start to Kindergarten Pilot Program 2021

C&K has been successful in securing funding from the Queensland Department of Education for the Great Start to Kindergarten Pilot Program. This pilot provides funding for community kindergartens selected by the Department to offer no-cost or low-cost three-year-old programs in terms 3 and 4 in 2021.

To be eligible for the funding, children need to have turned three by 30 June 2021.

Kambu Amaroo Kindergarten is offering no-cost Pre-kindy in a kindergarten program for three-year-olds in terms 3 and 4, 2021.

Please contact the National Translating and Interpreting Service to support families with enrolments, inclusion, and medical needs forms. This service provides clarity to help remove language barriers that impact the child's needs. 

Pre-kindy in a kindergarten program

Three-year-old children will attend the existing high-quality community kindergarten program alongside four-year-olds, which will complement and extend children's learning at home. It also provides learning opportunities that are not always readily available in a home context – including building relationships with teachers and learning to cooperate with peers in a group environment.

Attending this program in terms 3 and 4, 2021 will provide children with opportunities to learn alongside older children and provide an individualised and developmentally appropriate approach.

For more information, please contact us on 07 3202 1920.

To enrol at this service the following options exist:

  1. Enrolling immediately - please contact the Service Director (on the telephone or email listed above) to determine if a place is available.  If a place is available and there is no current waiting list, the Service Director will assist you to enrol your child immediately.
  1. Placing your child’s name on a waiting list - If a place is not currently available, the Service Director will ask if you would like to place your child’s name on the waiting list and / or assist you with identifying alternative C&K services where vacancies may exist.  Please complete an online waitlist form for this service.  C&K branch services do not charge a wait list fee, however some C&K affiliate services do charge a wait list fee and this varies from service to service.

 

Enrolment Offers – Service Directors manage the service waiting list and will contact you (using the contact details provided on the waiting list form) when a vacancy becomes available, based on your position on the waiting list.  You will be forwarded an enrolment pack to complete to confirm your child’s enrolment

Kindergarten, also known as pre-prep or preschool, is a program for children in the year before they attend school. When places are available, 3-year old children may be able to attend.

C&K's kindergarten programs are guided by university-qualified teachers and support children to be curious, capable, and collaborative learners.

At C&K we know that children do not learn in isolation, for us learning is partnership between teachers, children, parents, and communities. 

Our curriculum approach, Listening and Learning Together, aligns with both The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF), and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG).

It continues the longstanding traditions and philosophical commitments of C&K to our children, families and communities. Read more about the history of C&K.

We've designed our indoor and outdoor spaces to ignite imaginations, nurture healthy minds and bodies, as children explore, experiment, play and learn.

Learning through play is an integral part of our education program. Our educators skilfully enrich and extend on children's play experiences, creating a learning program that is tailored and meaningful for your child.

Your child's learning journey is shared with you via conversations with your child's educators and through written documentation in your centre, and in some centres through StoryPark (an app and website). 

Read more about C&K's education program.

News

 

Daily Fee

For children turning 4 by June 30 of the year attending*

$27.55

For 3 year olds *

$32.70

Concession

$2.56

  One-off fee

Enrolment fee - a one-off, non-refundable fee when you confirm your place

$50

Concession Enrolment fee - a one-off, non-refundable fee when you confirm your place $10

*What year should my child attend kindy?

This table shows the year the Queensland government recommends your child attends kindergarten. Children aged 4 years old by June 30 in the year they attend kindy are also called ‘Eligible age’ or ‘Target age’.

Year born Kindy year

1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016

2021

1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017

2022

1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018

2023

1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

2024

1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020

2025

What if I want my 3 year old to go to kindergarten?

If there are spaces, we are happy to have three year olds at kindy, who can come for 2 years. Please email our Enrolments Team or call 1800 177 092 to discuss your child and your family’s situation.

Can I get the concession rate?

The concession is funded by the Queensland and Australian governments. You can get the concession if your child is of eligible age and you:

  • have a valid health care card, or
  • have a valid pensioner concession card, or
  • hold a veteran’s affairs gold/white card, or
  • identify as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or South Sea Islander, or
  • have had a multiple birth (three children or more) and all children attend kindy.

Can I claim CCB and Child Care Rebate?

C&K Amaroo is a registered care provider. This means you may be able to claim CCB for Registered Care.

This is not the same as CCB and Child Care Rebate that you can get at childcare.

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

If you have any other questions or concerns, please email our Enrolments Team or call 1800 177 092.

How does C&K decide fees?

As a not-for-profit organisation, C&K reinvests any surplus back into our services and programs to better achieve outcomes for all children and communities. 

We aim to keep fees affordable for families and has developed a fee system to maximise family access to available subsidies. Read more about C&K's fee policies.

Download C&K Amaroo's 2021 Statement of Fees (PDF).