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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.

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.

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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 wait 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 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
  • Children born 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 - 2024
  • Children born 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 can 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.


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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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2021 Fees

For non-eligible aged children (NOT turning/ turned 4 by 30 June) the fees are:

  • $33.50 per day (Mon-Wed from 8:00am-3:00pm)

($1005 per school term with no subsidy applied)

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

  • $22 per day (Mon-Wed from 8:00am-3:00pm)

($660 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 our 2021 Statement of Fees (PDF)