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C&K Napranum Early Childhood Centre

Program Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 2:30pm

Welcome

At Napranum Early Childhood Centre, 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 Napranum Early Childhood Centre

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 Napranum Early Childhood Centre

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

  • Encouraging involvement and support of community in all areas of the Napranum Early Childhood Centre through actively liaising with organisations in the community to maintain the relationship 

For more information about our centre, please refer to the Parent Handbook

Waiting list procedure

We have vacancies! Please drop in to our centre Monday to Friday between 8:30am - 2:30pm or call 07 4069 7336 to ask about enrolling your child.

Alternatively, you can download the waiting list application form and either email it to our centre or drop it in.

For enrolment, please download the enrolment booklet.

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.

News

“Walking on Country” helps children explore the world that connects them with their past to influence, and guide and direct learning opportunities for the future. “Walking on Country” supports our children’s rights to educational experiences that are within their own community and cultural contexts and will enable our children to build upon this knowledge to promote rich learning opportunities.

 

Events

Every day is Open Day at Napranum Early Childhood Centre! 

Come and meet our Early Childhood Educators any day, Monday to Friday between 8.30am - 2.30pm. 

Have a stay and play date with your child by prior arrangement with our lovely teachers - please call 07 4069 7336 to arrange a suitable time. 

C&K Napranum's daily fee for all eligible aged children (including SEIFA and QKFS Kindy Plus subsidy)

  • $10.00

A $30.00 enrolment fee is to be paid, however this includes a hat, sheets and library bag.

For more information, please refer to the 2020 Statement of Fees (PDF)