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C&K Bald Hills Community Kindergarten

Operating Hours

Monday - Friday  

8:30am - 2:38pm 

2019 Groups

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

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

Welcome

Welcome to C&K Bald Hills Community Kindergarten.

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which our services is placed. C&K Bald Hills Community Kindergarten also pays respects to all Elders past and present.
 
C&K Bald Hills Community Kindergarten was opened in 2012 and offers the community a Government Approved Kindergarten Funded program. Our purpose built building is collocated on the grounds of Bald Hills State School. We have a wonderful outlook of the local environment including the Bald Hills State School oval, farm land with various farm animals and wild life, the train line, and the Bald Hills Flats. Being on the campus of Bald Hills State School has provided opportunities for the children to wave and call our to siblings on the school oval, watch events such as 'sports day' and see the seven news helicopter visit. We have also had the opportunity to visit the school library, have lunch in the prep area, and visit the Bald Hills State School Forestry.

Parent roster

Parents of children enrolled in the program are invited to participate in a parent roster. A calendar will be available in the foyer at the beginning of each term for parents to add their name next to a preferred date. If you do come in on roster please don’t feel the need or ‘pressure’ to do something ‘special’ or ‘extravagant’. Less is often more! Interacting with the children in their natural play sandpit, reading books, dressing up – can offer more learning opportunities than special planned activities. For those who would like to contribute more – other suggestions may include cooking experiences and maintaining our vegetable garden with the children.

Parent Advisory Group (PAG) Meetings

PAG meetings are held each term at C&K Bald Hills Community Kindergarten. The PAG is an informal group co-ordinated by the director of the service. Membership is made up of parents who have children currently attending the service. Meetings aim to be a relaxed get together for sharing ideas and participating in fruitful discussions. PAG members may facilitate social activities for the service. These may be used to connect and support the community.

Children’s library book borrowing program

Our 2012 Parent Advisory Group led the establishment of the C&K Bald Hills Community Kindergarten Library. Each year, families have been asked to donated quality pre-loved or new books to the library. We would like to continue this tradition and ask each family to donate a book to the book borrowing library program. Each book will be labelled with the year and the name of the child who donated the book. Book borrowing will commence in the third week of term 1. Each child will require a library bag. Parents are invited to participate in a roster to assist with checking books in and out. We will also ask for volunteers to assist with contacting library book covers. Many children have enjoyed participating in library book borrowing and we thank everyone for their past donations.

Clothing

We are a SunSmart centre, which means we encourage parents to ensure their child attends our service in appropriate clothing. C&K logo t-shirts and hats are recommended for their sun safety. These will be available for purchase prior to commencing the kindergarten year.

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

1. Enrol now - Please call or email us. You may be able to enrol immediately if a place is available. If a place is not available, we will place your child on a waiting list.

2. Enrol later  Please click the “Enrol online” button above and fill out the form. 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.

 

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 can 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. 

All C&K centres feature Listening and Learning Together: The C&K Curriculum Approach. The learning outcomes in our approach align with both The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF), and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG).

Our approach 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, through written documentation in your centre and through StoryPark (an app and website). 

Read more about C&K's education program.

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Daily Fee

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

up to $44.30

For 3 year olds *

$44.30

Concession

up to $11.44

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

$100

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

2020

1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017

2021
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023

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 3261 4853.

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.