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C&K Coen Kindergarten and limited hours care

Coen Kindergarten offers a Kindergarten program on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday each week during school terms from 8am-3pm. Children aged 3 – 5 years are the target age for this program. Kindergarten costs from as little as $5 per day.
We also offer a Limited Hours Care Program on Thursday and Friday from 8am-12:30pm during school terms. This Program is open to children aged between 15 months and 5 years.
Please speak to the Centre Director by emailing director@cka.org.au or phoning 4060 1160.

At Coen 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 Coen 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 modeling 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
• Ensuing 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 Coen 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 Coen Community Kindergarten
• C&K Coen Community Kindergarten encourages the involvement and support of our community in all areas of our centre through actively liasing with organisations in the community to maintain these strong relationships.

Enrol now!

Please register your intent for your child to attend this kindergarten as soon as possible from any age (0-5 years). 


To enrol at this service:


1. Drop in to our centre any Monday to Friday between 8:30am – 2:00pm (during school terms) or call 4060 1160 during those times to ask about enrolling your child and to pick up the paperwork you need; 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 director@cka.org.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 your child has already turned three and the Director offers your child a place, you can download and complete the enrolment booklet and either email it to director@cka.org.au, post it, or drop it off.


Which year should my child attend kindy?

Children born 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016 - 2020

Children born 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 - 2021

Children born 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 - 2022

Children born 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 - 2023



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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.



Please watch out for the invitations for our family days during the year, including Mothers Day, NAIDOC Day, SNAICC 
Day, Fathers Day, Melbourne Cup Celebrations, Grandparents Day to include a culture event.

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2020 Fees

For non-eligible aged children (NOT turning/ turned 4 by 30 June) the fees are:
$32.38 per day (Mon-Wed from 8:00am-3:00pm)

($971.40 per school term with no subsidy applied)

For eligible aged children (turning/ turned 4 by 30 June) the subsidised fees are:
$21.25 per day (Mon-Wed from 8:00am-3:00pm)

($637.50 per school term with SEIFA subsidy applied)

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:
$5 per day (Mon-Wed from 8:00am-3:00pm)

($150 per school term with SEIFA & Kindy Plus subsidy applied)

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