Carpentaria Kindergarten | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

Carpentaria Kindergarten

Program Hours

  • Tuesday - Thursday, 8:30am - 2:30pm

Welcome

At Carpentaria 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.

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 Carpentaria 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
  • Acknowledge and recognise duty of care towards the children at Carpentaria Kindergarten

We believe the community are important partners, including parents and staff, in promoting the wellbeing of children at Carpentaria Kindergarten. Our staff work to achieve this by:

  • Encouraging involvement and support of community in all areas of the Carpentaria Kindergarten through actively liaising with organisations in the community to maintain the relationship 

Free Kindy for 2022 - Enrol Now

Carpentaria Kindergarten has secured additional funding from the Queensland Department of Education to offer Free Kindy for 2022. The funding allows families of eligible-aged children to attend Carpentaria Kindergarten for 15 hours per week at no cost. Your child must turn four-years-old by 30 June 2022 to be eligible for the funding. Please contact us today for more information or to enrol and secure your child’s place today.

We may have vacancies available for 2021/22!

 

Waiting list procedure

  1. Please drop in to our centre Tuesday to Thursday during school terms between 8:30am - 2:30pm or call 4745 1259 to ask about enrolling your child. Or;
  2. You can download and complete the waiting list application form for your child as soon as they are born, and either email it to carpentariakindergarten@live.com.au, post it, or drop it off. Once your application is received, we may contact you to discuss your application which may include a request for further information and / or clarification. We will contact you when a position becomes available; Or;
  3. If the Director offers your child a place, you can download and complete the enrolment booklet and either email it to carpentariakindergarten@live.com.au, post it, or drop it off.

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 2016 to 30 June 2017 2021
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025

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.

Full daily fees at Carpentaria are:

  • $39 per day

For eligible aged children (turning/ turned 4 by 30 June) the subsidised fees are:

  • $27.00 per day

For eligible aged children (turning/ turned 4 by 30 June) with a Health Care Card/Pensioner Card, triplets, or whom identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander the subsidised fees are: 

  • $10 per day

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