C&K Arlington Drive Childcare Centre | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

C&K Arlington Drive Childcare Centre

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Friday, 6:30am to 6:30pm

Rooms

  • Room 1: Nursery 1 (6 weeks to 18 month olds) 
  • Room 2: Nursery 2 (6 weeks to 18 month olds) 
  • Room 3: Toddler 1 (18 months to 2.5 year olds)
  • Room 4: Toddler 2 (2 to 3 year olds)
  • Room 5: Pre Kindy 1 (3 to 4 year olds)
  • Room 6: Pre Kindy 2 (3 to 4 year olds)
  • Room 7: Kindy 1 (4 to 5 year olds)
  • Room 8: Kindy 2 (4 to 5 year olds)

Location 

We are located on the corner of Arlington Drive and Bunya Road, opposite Arlington Park and Arana Hills Dog Park. 

Welcome to C&K Arlington Drive

At C&K Arlington Drive Childcare Centre, we welcome children from 6 weeks of age to 5 years old and provide care and early learning five days a week from 6:30am to 6:30pm.

At C&K Arlington Drive Childcare Centre we are 'The Arlington Family’. The Arlington Family has a home-like atmosphere which creates and maintains a warm, relaxed, and caring environment, providing nurturing and rich relationships between our educators, your children, and your family. Our four sizable outdoor play spaces open the children’s growing minds to a world of discovery. 

At C&K Arlington Drive, we understand that children are powerful learners from birth, who value their self-initiated and meaningful ownership of learning. The educators within our team aid in the learning and development of every child, through recognising their growing knowledge, skills, and capabilities. We understand and value the children as capable and powerful learners. 

The Arlington Family is one of diversity and connection. At our centre, children and families are respected and their cultural ways of knowing, living, and doing are valued. We believe this is essential for promoting social and cultural understandings and abilities in children.

Our Kindergarten offers a Government Approved Kindergarten Program run by fully qualified and trained Early Childhood Teachers. Based upon C&K’s Curriculum Approach, our enthusiastic Early Childhood Teachers are confident in supporting your child in their learning, development and of course- School Readiness through play-based learning. 

We pride ourselves on providing quality fresh meals each-and-every day. All our meals are prepared onsite, from our Arlington Café, by our qualified chef and the kitchen team. Not only do we provide an amazing variety of nutritious meals, but we also promote healthy eating through our cooking classes which run in partnership with the children. Our all-inclusive daily fee includes morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch, in addition to quality nappies. Your child will also receive a complementary C&K t-shirt and sun smart hat on their first day of attendance. 

If you are looking for a warm, caring, and educational play-based environment for your child then C&K Arlington Drive is the centre for you. 

Inclusions

  • Flexible booking options (read more).
  • Storypark
  • C&K Hat
  • C&K Shirt (kindergarten children)
  • Nappies and wipes
  • Sunscreen
  • Food provided (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)
  • Onsite cook

Infant and Toddler Approach

At C&K we are exploring new approaches for the educators that care for and educate our littlest people at C&K childcare centres. The Infant and Toddler approach, which we have developed, is all about being in the moment with your child. Our philosophy for this age group is to “slow down” and be in the moment with your child to allow them the opportunity to learn and discover at their own pace. We are focused on spending one-on-one time with babies and toddlers and developing deep and trusting relationships with each individual child.

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K Arlington Drive. Each day’s learning is driven by the interests and ideas of the children. The spacious and natural environments within our centre are thoughtfully planned and well resourced, with opportunities to meet the needs and interests of all children who attend. This is achieved through the provision of combined indoor and outdoor play opportunities throughout the day. Play offers children many opportunities to develop friendships, explore, solve problems, help others, imagine, create, and extend on their interests.

Community Spirit 

Community spirit is important to us at C&K Arlington Drive. We foster strong ties to the local community and encourage parent involvement in the daily operations of the centre. We often hold and partake in community events and love connecting with local businesses and groups around us.

Book a Tour

We welcome you and your child to come and visit and explore our centre. Please contact us directly to confirm a suitable time.

Book a tour request

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

Complete our enrolment enquiry form to add your child's name to our waiting list for free. Places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis so get in early to secure your place.

We will contact you when a place is available for your child. To learn more about the enrolment process, please click here.

Enrolment enquiry

C&K has developed a Infant and Toddler Approach which informs the way we care for and educate our babies and toddlers. Our philosophy for this age is to “slow down” and be in the moment with your child as they learn and explore the world. We focus on developing a deep and trusting relationship with each child.

All C&K childcare centres deliver C&K's Quality Kindergarten Program. Kindergarten, also known as pre-prep or preschool, is a program for children who are turning 4 by June 30 in the year before they attend school. C&K’s kindy programs are government-approved and led by experienced and university qualified teachers. Our program supports children’s curiosity, creativity, problem solving, resilience and real-world knowledge and skills.

At C&K we know that children do not learn in isolation, learning is a collaborative process between teachers, educators, children and families. 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. 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 and care journey is shared with you via  conversations with your child’s educators, through written documentation and through StoryPark (an app and website).

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Childcare Fees

2023-2024

Daily Fees

Nursery room

Up to $131.50

Toddler room

Up to $131.50

Pre-kindy room

Up to $127.00

Kindy room

Up to $127.00

In 2024 you may be eligible for 15 hours per week free.

Enrolment fee - a one-off, non-refundable fee when you confirm your enrolment $100
Discounts may apply in certain circumstances. Speak to your Centre Director for more information.
 

Rooms and age groups

Most C&K childcare centres follow the below age groups for each room, but this may vary between centres:  

  • Nursery: 6 weeks to 18 months
  • Toddlers: 18 months to 2 years old
  • Pre-kindy: 2 to 3 years old
  • Kindy: 3 to 5 years old

What subsidies are available?

The Australian Government helps eligible families with the cost of childcare via the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). For more information, please visit Services Australia.

The Queensland Government also provides funding for eligible-aged children (children turning 4 by 30 June, in the year they attend a kindy program), attending a centre delivering a government-approved kindergarten program. If eligible, you could receive up 15 hours of free kindy per week.

How can flexible bookings help?

C&K offers flexible booking options, designed to help eligible families access and maximise the CCS, and minimise out-of-pocket fees. Our 9 and 10 hours sessions work in with your schedule and start once your child is signed in, not a set start and finish time.

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

You can find more informaton on our Childcare Fees page.

Please contact us on 07 3851 1250 if you have any other questions.