C&K Carseldine Community Childcare Centre | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

C&K Carseldine Community Childcare Centre

Operating Hours

Monday – Friday

6:30am - 6:00pm

Rooms 

Room 1: Babies (6 weeks - 15 months) 

Room 2: Toddlers (15 months - 2 year olds) 

Room 3: Pre-kindy (2 -3 year olds) 

Room 4: Kindy (3 - 5 year olds) 

Welcome

Welcome to C&K Carseldine Community Childcare Centre. 

C&K Carseldine Community Childcare Centre is a branch service within C&K and is situated on the Brisbane Northside. Close to public transport, Carseldine is nestled within the natural surroundings of the old QUT campus where we enjoy nature, flora and fauna. Set back from the main road, please take the Gate 1 access and follow the driveway to the allocated car park for families, visitors and guests.

The centre, which has been here for over 25 years, was previously operated by the QUT Student Guild, and in 2010 transitioned into a C&K branch service.

Carseldine caters for ages 6 weeks to 5 years including Government Approved Kindergarten Program operating on long day care hours. Children can attend our service throughout their early years as we have a Nursery, Toddler, PreKindy and Kindergarten room.

If you are considering enrolling your child, please fill in our online waiting list form on this page as soon as possible to receive an enrolment offer. We offer personalised tours of our service for anyone enquiring throughout the year and we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about our service. Please give us a call to arrange an appointment. 

Carseldine Childcare is an open planned building with high ceilings and Breezair cooling systems. Our surroundings consist of large, natural play spaces including trees and shrubs, a large sandpit, swings, bike tracks, a dry river bed with a water pump and mud patch and a yarning circle courtyard. We adhere to our Sun Safety policy by providing shade sails, shaded veranda areas and numerous foliage.

C&K Carseldine embraces C&K's curriculum approach - Listening & Learning Together: The C&K Curriculum Approach; a play based program which encourages children to express their own ideas and understandings in play.

Children's language and social abilities are fostered at our centre as they play with others, engage with materials and ideas and are encouraged to think flexibly and creatively as they seek solutions to conflicts and social understandings. 

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K Carseldine. Our teaching team tailors each day’s learning, taking into account the interests of the children in the group. The spacious and natural environment at our kindy is thoughtfully planned and well resourced. There is a focus on music, drama, literature and visual arts and we allocate plenty of time for outdoor play and discovery.

Community Spirit 

Community spirit is important to us at C&K Carseldine. We foster strong ties to the local community by encouraging parent involvement in the daily operations of the kindergarten. We often hold and partake in community events and love connecting with local businesses and groups around us and taking the children on excursions out into the local community.

Birth to Three Approach

At C&K we are exploring new approaches for the educators that care for, and educate our youngest children at C&K childcare centres. The Birth to Three approach which we have developed is all about being in the moment with your child. Our philosophy for this age group is to “slow down” and allow children the time to learn and discover at their own pace. We are focused on spending one-on-one time with babies and toddlers and developing deep and trusting relationships with each individual child.

Our Team 

We warmly invite you to place your child’s name on our waitlist (click the pink Enrol now button above) and become a part of the C&K Carseldine Community Childcare Centre. Together, we can nurture our children and build a strong foundation to continue their journey in learning and life. We look forward to meeting you and your family soon!

Book a Tour

We welcome you and your child to come and visit and explore our centre. Please contact us directly to confirm a suitable time. We look forward to seeing you!

 

Enrol now to add your child's name to our waiting list (free). Places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis so get in early to secure your place.

We will contact you when a place is available for your child. 

Enrol now

Events

 

2022

Daily Fees

Kindy room (4-5 year olds)

Up to $129.50

Other rooms (0-3 year olds)

Please contact us on 07 3863 0874
Enrolment fee - a one-off, non-refundable fee when you confirm your place $100

What subsidies are available?

The Australian Government helps families with the cost of childcare. 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, not a set start and finish time. 

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us on 07 3863 0874.

How does C&K decide fees?

As a not-for-profit organisation, C&K reinvests any surplus back into our centres and programs to better achieve outcomes for all children and communities. 

We aim to keep fees affordable for families and have developed a fee system to maximise family access to available subsidies. Read more about C&K's fee policies.