Monday - Friday
7:00am - 6:00pm.
Room 1: Nursery (0 - 2 year olds) 8 Children per day – 2 educators
Room 2: Pre-Kindy (2 - 3 year olds) 20 Children per day – 4 educators
Room 3: Kindy (3 - 5 year olds) 25 Children per day – 3 educators
C&K Coolum Community Child Care has been part of the Coolum Community for the past 29 years, opening on the 30th of May 1992. We are nestled in between the Coolum library, Civic centre, and main street of Coolum – a short stroll to the beach.
It is a purpose built spacious 3 room centre. We have an indoor and outdoor program where the children can choose where they would like to play, this also fosters the relationships between siblings who can play together throughout the day. We provide care and education for children aged from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. This includes a Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten Program.
We supply nappies, wipes, and a hat on enrolment. All food is supplied by Kids Gourmet Food and prepared on site daily. The children have a hot meal daily at lunch time. We cater for individual family food preferences, children with allergies and food intolerance.
The outdoor environment is extremely important to our daily program. This is a great space for children to explore and play in the natural environment. We have a large outdoor environment with a sandpit, mud kitchen, bike track, climbing fort, bush tucker garden and small open-ended areas.
Our Educators are experienced qualified early childhood professionals. Our team won the overall C&K Award in 2020 for excellence in curriculum. Our distributed leadership style ensures all educators are involved in the operations of the centre, decision making and respectful relationships.
We believe it takes a village to raise a child, here at C&K Coolum we become part of your child and family’s village. The curriculum is play based learning guided by The C&K Curriculum approach, EYLF and NQF.
No two days are the same at C&K Coolum. 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 childcare and 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 is important to us at C&K Coolum. We foster strong ties to the local community by encouraging parent involvement in the daily operations of our childcare and 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.