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C&K Anne Shearer Kindergarten & Pre School

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 2:38 pm 

Groups

    Group 1A: Monday, Tuesday, and alternate Wednesdays, 8:30 am to 2:38 pm

    Group 1B: Thursday, Friday, and alternate Wednesdays, 8:30 am to 2:38 pm

    2022 Operating Hours

    • Monday to Friday, 8 am to 6 pm, 50 weeks of the year
    • Term 1 starts on 24 January 2022

    2022 Groups

    In 2022 we will offer an Extended Hours Kindergarten program, and will be open 8 am to 6 pm, 5 days a fortnight or 5 days a week.  You can choose either:

    • Monday, Tuesday, and alternate Wednesdays, 8 am to 6 pm, or
    • Thursday, Friday, and alternate Wednesdays, 8 am to 6 pm or
    • Monday to Friday, 8 am to 6 pm

    Holiday Kindy will be available from 8 am to 6 pm, 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 2016 to 30 June 2017

      2021
      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

       

      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.

      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. 

      2021

      Daily Fee

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

      $40.07

      For 3 year olds *

      $46.00

      Concession

      $12.36

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

      $50.00

      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 2016 to 30 June 2017

      2021
      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?

      If there are spaces, we are happy to have three year olds at kindy, who can come for 2 years. Please contact us 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.

      I have more questions, who can I talk to?

      If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us on 07 3284 4637.

      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.