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C&K Blue Skies Preschool & Kindergarten

Welcome

C&K Blue Skies Preschool and Kindergarten operates a pre-prep program for children who turn 4 before June 30 in their pre-prep year.  Blue Skies Kindergarten is a community based centre located at RAAF Base Townsville. We employ qualified early childhood staff consisting of Pam Brewster, Director who has been educating at Blue Skies for 16 years and Kerrie Ransom, Teachers Assistant for 20 years. This is a 3 day program for 22 children from Tuesday to Thursday, 8.30am to 3.30pm. 

Our service operates according to Education Queensland School Terms.
 
Proudly celebrating 60 years in 2017.

We are located at RAAF Base Townsville, Ingham Road, Garbutt.

Mailing address:
Blue Skies Preschool and Kindergarten (RAAF)
Lavarack Barracks
Townsville MILPO  Qld  4813
Phone:  07 4752 1153
 
For more information about our kindy please view our Information Brochure and Flyer
 

We welcome Defence and Civilian Families.
 
We are currently taking enrolments for our 2019, 2020 and 2021 programs. Please contact us on 07 4752 1153 or email blueskieskindy@gmail.com
 
Waiting list procedure

Enrolments are offered in order of receipt of waiting list application form. Please forward all enrolments to blueskieskindy@gmail.com or alternatively contact the centre for further information on (07) 4752 1153

Waiting list form

Age groupings
Children must turn 4 years of age on or before 30 June of their year of attendance.
 

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 upon 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 a Long Day Care, Family Day Care or in-home care setting, 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 Educators, parents, 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.

At Blue Skies we incorporate the Building Waterfalls curriculum and as of January 1st 2012 all Early Childhood Services began participating in the National Quality Framework. This complies with the National Early Childhood Reform through recognising the importance of increasing focus on the early years to ensure the wellbeing of children. It consists of meeting National Quality Standards through a quality rating system. We are delighted to announce that we obtained an "Exceeding National Quality Standards" certification in 2013.

News

We have recently received funding from Queensland Government and the Gambling Community Benefit Committee to purchase Smart Tables Interactive Learning Centre for our centre. These will enable our children to use state of the art technology in our ever changing world.

 

Events

At Blue Skies we offer stimulation play environments with unique on-base activities such as excursions to see helicopters, jets, police security dogs and the Fire Department. 

Blue Skies' daily fees are:

  • $29.00

Government subsidies may be available - if you are eligible, you may have low or no out of pocket fees. Please contact your Director to find out if you are eligible.

For more information please view our 2019 Statement of Fees (PDF)