C&K Birkdale South Childcare Centre | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

C&K Birkdale South Childcare Centre

 

Operating hours 

Monday – Friday
6:30am to 6:30pm

Our rooms

We offer education and care from 6 weeks to 5 years. Our rooms are: 
  • Nursery 
  • Toddlers
  • Pre Kindy
  • Kindergarten (Pre-Prep)

Our Kindergarten program

We offer are an all-inclusive daily service fee which includes: 
  • nutritious meals prepared fresh daily by qualified chefs
  • quality nappies, 
  • T-shirts,
  • visiting entertainment, and    
  • introducing Storypark as an online platform for communicating and planning for children’s learning.

Our kindergarten offers a Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten Program run by a fully qualified and trained early childhood teacher. Children are required to attend a minimum of two days to be eligible for QKFS funding.

 
C&K Birkdale South embraces Listening and Learning Together: C&K Curriculum Approach which is a play based, emergent and co-constructed curriculum giving emphasis to encouraging children to express and transform their ideas and understandings in play and the many languages of children.
 
Children are encouraged to represent their own world in order to learn about and understand their world. In the process of representation, as they actively play and interact with others, engage with a rich variety of materials and ideas, children’s language and social abilities are fostered.
 
Language, literacy and numeracy are embedded in a program where children are recognised as thinkers and theorises. They are encouraged to think flexibly and creatively as they seek solutions to conflicts and problems. Children are empowered to make their own decisions and choices.
 
They have many opportunities to respond to the beauty and order of the natural world. Most significantly, children learn best when they have available to them a knowledgeable and informed adult, capable of engaging them intellectually as well as emotionally, and who is in turn capable of being engaged intellectually and emotionally by them.

Usually C&K offers places at our childcares on a first come, first served basis. 

  1. Enrol now - please call us on 3822 2451 or email us to see if there is a place for your child.
  1. Enrol later - please click "Enrol online" button above to add your child's name to our list.  You will be redirected to an external website, where you will need to create a login and password and complete an online form. You won't be charged a fee. We will contact you when a space becomes available, by the date you added your child to our list and whether your child has been identified as a priority by the Australian government.

C&K has developed a Birth to Three 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 feature the quality C&K 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 guided by University qualified teachers and support children’s curiosity, creativity, problem solving, resilience and real-world knowledge and skills.

 

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Daily Fees

Kindy Room (3-5 year olds)

$101

Other Rooms (0-3 year olds)

Please contact us on 07 3822 2451
Enrolment fee - a one-off, non-refundable fee when you confirm your place $100

What subsidies are available?

The Australian Government offer payments to help families with the cost of child care. For more information, please visit Services Australia.

How can flexible bookings help?

C&K offers flexible booking options, designed to help you maximise your Child Care Subsidy and access to early childhood education and care while minimising family's out-of-pocket costs. Our 9 and 10 hour sessions work in with your schedule and start once your child is signed in, they do not have set start and finish times. 

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us on 07 3822 2451.

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.