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C&K Anne Shearer Kindergarten & Pre School

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm, 50 weeks a year
  • 2022 - term starts on 24 January 2022
  • Please click here to download the 2022 kindy calendar.

Groups

Our Extended Hours Kindergarten program runs 8:00am to 6:00pm, 5 days a fortnight or 5 days a week.  You can choose either:

  • Monday, Tuesday, and alternate Wednesdays, or
  • Thursday, Friday, and alternate Wednesdays, or
  • Monday to Friday

Holiday Kindy is available from 8:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday during the Queensland School Holidays.

You can learn more about the Extended Hours Kindergarten Program here.

    Welcome

    Welcome to C&K Anne Shearer Kindergarten & Preschool

    Anne Shearer Kindergarten was established in 1957 by Miss Anne Shearer, who founded the kindergarten movement on the Redcliffe Peninsula. We offer a natural, play based learning framework, caring quality educators and a community minded organisation.

    Our aim is to provide an enriched environment where your children can truly grow as individuals and be prepared for the next important steps in their lives.  At Anne Shearer Kindergarten we follow C&K’s curriculum approach which captures the essence of C&K and communicates the belief that children are curious, capable, and collaborative learners.

    If you would like to view our unique and beautiful centre and meet the teachers, then please call and arrange a time.

    Child-Led Learning 

    No two days are the same at C&K Anne Shearer. Our teaching team tailors each day’s learning, taking into account the interests of the children in the group. The spacious and natural environment at our kindy is thoughtfully planned and well resourced. There is a focus on music, drama, literature and visual arts and we allocate plenty of time for outdoor play and discovery.

    Community Spirit 

    Community spirit is important to us at C&K Anne Shearer. We foster strong ties to the local community by encouraging parent involvement in the daily operations of the kindergarten. We often hold and partake in community events and love connecting with local businesses and groups around us and taking the children on excursions out into the local community.

    Additional Information on 2022 Enrolment and Fees

    For more detailed information about 2022 enrolment and fees please click here

    Don’t miss out on a place, enrol your child today.

    Enrol now to add your child's name to our waiting list (free). You will be added to a queue and contacted as soon as a suitable place is available.

    Places are usually offered for the following year, between May and July the year before.

    Enrol now

    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 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022
    1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023
    1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
    1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025

     

    All C&K kindergartens feature our quality C&K kindergarten program.

    Kindergarten, also known as pre-prep or preschool, is a program for children in the year before they attend school. If spaces are available, the program is also offered to 3-year olds. C&K’s kindergarten programs are guided by university-qualified teachers and support children’s curiosity, creativity, and resilience. 

    At C&K we know that children do not learn in isolation, so we approach learning as a collaborative relationship between teachers, children and parents. At C&K we believe children are powerful learners, active citizens, thinkers and theorisers - this is at the heart of our early childhood curriculum. We've designed our indoor and outdoor spaces to ignite imaginations and nurture healthy minds and bodies. 

    There will be a half-hour overlap between the core kindergarten program lead and the extended program lead educator each day. Educators will share highlights and continuing plans for the day.

    The extended program continues children’s learning into the afternoon and is led by a diploma-qualified educator and supported by an assistant educator. The extended program team will also have access to an Early Childhood Teacher. 

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

    Read more about C&K’s education program. 

    Events

    Our enthusiastic fundraising team is working hard to raise funds for improvements to our building and grounds, with a major playground project under way.  The playground upgrade will include mature shade trees and other natural areas for the children to enjoy.

    The on-going support we receive from teachers and parents is very much appreciated. 

    2022

    Daily Fee

    Full day kindy (before subsidies)

    $95.00
    Child Care subsidy Depends on your Child Care Subsidy entitlements. Please email us for a quote.

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

    $50.00

    What subsidies are available?

    Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

    C&K Anne Shearer Kindergarten & Pre School has been approved for the Australian Government's Child Care Subsidy. The amount of subsidy you can get depends on your family's circumstances, please contact Centrelink.

    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 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022
    1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023
    1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
    1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025

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

    C&K Anne Shearer Kindergarten & Pre School educates and cares for children aged between 3 and 5 years. 

    I have more questions, who can I talk to?

    If you have any other questions or concerns, please email our support team or call 07 3513 2560.

    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.