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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
 

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.

 

Daily Fee

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

up to $34.11

For 3 year olds *

$39.90

Concession

up to $7.04

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 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 5496 8562.

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.