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C&K Beachmere Community Kindergarten

Operating Hours

Monday - Friday 

8:22am - 2:30pm 

2019 Groups

Group 1A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, 8:22am - 2:30pm

Group 1B: alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday, 8:22am - 2:30pm

Welcome

Welcome to Beachmere C&K Community Kindergarten

Beachmere C&K is a small community kindergarten with close partnerships with the schools and community groups. We pride ourselves on our beautiful grounds and our sustainable practices. In 2014 we received our Assessment and Rating results and achieved exceeding across ALL standards in each quality area. We recently received an award from Moreton Bay City Council on our commitment to promoting and embedding sustainable practices. We have also been acknowledged as embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait perspectives into our kindergarten program.  

Families are welcome to call into the kindergarten at any time to see our kindergarten program in action and to meet with us to discuss their children’s learning needs.

Our Philosophy

We see children as our most precious asset. We value children’s unique perspectives on life and acknowledge this by allowing them to drive their own learning through a planned and spontaneous curriculum.

We see children as unique individuals who are capable and competent learners. We will empower children to drive the learning that is meaningful to them in the knowledge that there is no right or wrong way to learn. We will promote children’s self esteem, curiosity, and positive attitudes towards collaborative learning, in a safe, nurturing and challenging environment. We embrace the natural world and will encourage the children to commit to a sustainable future.

We value children’s individual learning styles, personalities and family backgrounds. We acknowledge that parents and guardians are the child’s first and most important teachers, and aim to work in partnership with them to promote children’s learning and development. We value and respect the cultural heritage and diversity within our community, and encourage parents and guardians to share their values and beliefs with us and the children.

-Catherine Kelly, Sally Walsh and Bec Paewhenua
 

To enrol at this service the following options exist:

1. Enrol now - Please contact our Enrolments team on 1800 177 092 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 or suggest alternatives.

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.

Which year should my child attend kindy?

Kindergarten Eligibility:

  • 2018 - Children born 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014
  • 2019 - Children born 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015
  • 2020 - Children born 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
  • 2021 - Children born 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017

C&K Building waterfalls is C&K’s early childhood curriculum framework. It is Australia’s first collaborative birth to school age curriculum framework and is universally acclaimed as inspiring and thought provoking, taking early childhood education to a new level. C&K Building waterfalls is based on enduring C&K philosophy, as well as encompassing contemporary practices and understandings of the early years and it is used by educators at every C&K service.

C&K Building waterfalls: a guideline for educators, living and learning with children aged birth to three offers all early childhood educators, whether in kindy or childcare, an approach to the earliest years of care and education based on enduring C&K philosophy, as well as encompassing contemporary practices and understandings of the early years.

C&K believes that children do not learn in isolation. It is a collaborative process. C&K Building waterfalls teaching and learning guidelines acknowledge the important role that educators, parents, guardians, other children and the physical environment play in a child’s learning. C&K Building waterfalls acknowledges children as competent and capable learners.

To read more about C&K Building waterfalls click here.

 

2019 Daily Fee

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

up to $31.97

For 3 year olds *

$37.60

Concession

up to $5.64

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

$50

*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 2014 to 30 June 2015

2019

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 email our Enrolments Team or call 1800 177 092 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.

Are there any government rebates available?

Prior to 2 July 2018, C&K Beachmere was a registered care provider. This means you may be able to claim Child Care Benefit for Registered Care up to 1 July 2018.

From 2 July 2018, the Child Care Subsidy replaced all assistance payments, and children in kindergarten programs are no longer eligible. For more information on the Child Care Subsidy, visit the Department of Education's website.

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

If you have any other questions or concerns, please email our Enrolments Team or call 1800 177 092.

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.

2019 Statement of Fees

5 day fortnight: Statement of Fees (PDF)