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C&K Banksia Beach Community Kindergarten

Operating hours

Monday - Friday 

8:30am - 2:38pm

Welcome

Welcome to C&K Banksia Beach Community Kindergarten.  We are very proud to introduce you to our Kindergarten which is built on the school grounds of the Banksia Beach State School.

We have been open for 7 years and in this time our wonderful educators and families have worked hard along with support from the community to make this Kindergarten a much loved place to be.

Families and visitors always comment on the welcoming and positive energy of our Kindergarten.

We have been assessed under the National Quality Framework process and we are very proud of our rating EXCEEDING and the fact that we were awarded EXCEEDING in all 7 quality areas. The Educators at our Kindergarten strive for the highest level of care and education each and every day so this rating was validation for our Kindergarten, staff and families.

We acknowledge families as the children’s first teacher and enjoy working in partnerships with families to provide the best possible care and learning opportunities for the children. We have an open door policy and invite families to spend time at our Centre.  Our aim is for children and families to feel a sense of belonging and shared pride and ownership in our Centre.

We value children as the unique individuals they are, with individual personalities, interests, knowledge and learning styles.  We follow The Building Waterfalls Curriculum which is a play based curriculum which allows children to learn through discovery, exploration and curiosity. We allow children to be co-contributors to the program and be active participants in their own and others learning.

We value natural environments and our children engage with nature and learn about sustainable practices. They readily engage with our worm farm, compost bins, recycling. We acknowledge the Gubbi Gubbi  people as the traditional owners of our land  and our Kindergarten is a place that reflects and values the First Peoples of this land.  Aboriginal and Islander perspective are embedded into our program and all families’ culture and heritage is respected.

Above all we value and respect your children and look forward to seeing you at our service.

We invite you to look around our beautiful centre at any time.

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.

2021

Daily Fee

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

$36.57

For 3 year olds *

$42.50

Concession

$8.86

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 3410 8740.

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.