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C&K Boopa Werem Kindergarten and Preschool

Kindergarten Program Hours

  • Monday to Friday, 8:55 am to 3:00 pm

Hours of Operations (including bus transport times)

  • Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm 

Families are able to drop off children from 8:55 am and must collect them from kindy by 3:00 pm.

Our Kindergarten offers a daily bus service.

Welcome

At C&K Boopa Werem Community Kindergarten, we pride ourselves in acknowledging and respecting the culture, background and history of each individual child and their families. We want to ensure that each of these individual needs are respected and considered in all aspects of our service.

Our centre has a free bus service that is available to all C&K Boopa Werem Community Kindergarten children who require transport to and from the centre.

We believe that children learn best through play and need to develop an understanding and respect for themselves and others. Our staff achieve this by:

  • Providing appropriate materials that consider age and development
  • Ensuring we have a stimulating and responsive indoor and outdoor environment
  • Facilitating learning about our community and the surroundings through excursions and discussions
  • Providing a safe and secure environment that offers acceptable challenges and risk in play
  • Role modelling respectful behaviour
  • Promoting children's confidence, resilience, sense of wellbeing and identity within a stimulating, rich and responsive environment
  • Acknowledging each child as an individual
  • Allowing each child to complete activities at their own pace
  • Ensuring that the children develop a sense of being, becoming and belonging within the immediate environment and the wider community

We believe families are a child's first place of learning and are critically important in the education of their children. Our staff work to achieve this by:

  • Encouraging and supporting parents in their role
  • Involving and respecting parents' ideas when planning
  • Acknowledging parents are an important source of information about each child's needs
  • Ensuring parents always feel welcome to spend time with their child at C&K Boopa Werem Community Kindergarten.

We believe our staff are an integral link in the successful partnership of a child's development and education. Our staff work to achieve this by:

  • Ensuring each staff members skills and ability are acknowledged and supported through a range of specific professional development activities
  • Working together to share ideas and support each other
  • Acknowledging and recognising duty of care towards the children at C&K Boopa Werem Community Kindergarten. 

Our staff work to achieve this by:

  • Encouraging involvement and support of community in all areas of the C&K Boopa Werem Community Kindergarten through actively liaising with organisations in the community to maintain the relationship.

For more information, please read the Boopa Werem Parent Information Booklet.

Great Start to Kindergarten Pilot Program 2021

C&K has been successful in securing funding from the Queensland Department of Education for the Great Start to Kindergarten Pilot Program. This pilot provides funding for community kindergartens selected by the Department to offer no-cost or low-cost three-year-old programs in terms 3 and 4 in 2021.

C&K Boopa Werem Kindergarten and Preschool is offering the no-cost Pre-kindy in a kindergarten program and Pre-kindy program for three-year-olds in terms 3 and 4, 2021.  Families can choose which program best suits their family and child.

Please contact the National Translating and Interpreting Service to support families with enrolments, inclusion, and medical needs forms. This service provides clarity to help remove language barriers that impact the child's needs. 

Pre-kindy in a kindergarten program

Three-year-old children will attend the existing high-quality community kindergarten program alongside four-year-olds, which will complement and extend children's learning at home. It also provides learning opportunities that are not always readily available in a home context – including building relationships with teachers and learning to cooperate with peers in a group environment.

Attending this program in terms 3 and 4, 2021 will provide children with opportunities to learn alongside older children and provide an individualised and developmentally appropriate approach.

Pre-kindy

Children will play and learn in a kindergarten environment specifically for three-year-olds, led by a qualified kindergarten teacher. Through indoor and outdoor play spaces, teachers will engage children with opportunities to explore, experiment, develop friendships, and express their creativity, while nurturing a lifelong love of learning!  

After attending the pre-kindy program, children will be supported to transition into the four-year-old kindergarten program in 2022.

For more information, please contact us on 07 4051 4367.

We may have vacancies!

Waiting list procedure
Please drop in to our centre Monday to Friday between 9:00am - 3:00pm or call 07 4051 4367 to ask about enrolling your child.

You can download the waiting list application form for your child as soon as they are born, and either email it to our centre or drop it in.

If you want to enrol your child, please download the Enrolment booklet.

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.

News

For all eligible aged children (turning 4 by the 30 June in the year the attend kindy), the daily parent fees are:

  • $20.50/day without bus service
  • $22.50/day with bus service 

For all eligible aged children with a health care card/pensioner card, or whom are triplets, or whom identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander:

  • Kindergarten is provided at no cost and bus service is available at no cost.

For more information, please refer to our 2021 Statement of Fees (PDF)