- Monday to Friday, 7:00am to 6:00pm.
- Room 1: Nursery (0 to 2 year olds)
- Room 2: Pre-Kindy (2 to 3.5 year olds)
- Room 3: Kindy (3 to 5 year olds)
You will find us at 30 Perry Street in Coolum nestled in between the Coolum library, Civic centre, and main street of Coolum – a short stroll to the beach.
Welcome to C&K Coolum
At C&K Coolum Childcare Centre and Kindergarten we care and educate children 0-5 years old. Our large and spacious indoor and outdoor areas are set with three rooms – Nursery ( 8 children aged 0 to 2 years – 2 educators), Pre Kindy (20 children aged 2 to 3.5 years – 4 educators) and Kindergarten (25 children aged between 3 and 5 years – 3 educators).
As a home away from home, our environment provides a safe, secure, supported space for your child. Our dedicated, professional, long term and qualified educators nurture play-based learning. Our environment encourages children to follow their interests, choose between indoor and outdoor play and be encouraged, challenged and supported in their learning. We have a strong sense of belonging in the Coolum Community and regularly engage with the community with incursions and excursions.
We have a two-week orientation process once your child receives a position within the centre. It is important to us that we make the connections between home and childcare a positive experience for all.
- Flexible booking options (read more).
- C&K Hat
- C&K Shirt (kindergarten children)
- Nappies and wipes
- Food provided (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)
- Onsite cook
Infant and Toddler Approach
At C&K we are exploring new approaches for the educators that care for and educate our littlest people at C&K childcare centres. The Infant and Toddler 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 be in the moment with your child to allow them the opportunity 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.
No two days are the same at C&K Coolum. Each day’s learning is driven by the interests and ideas of the children. The spacious and natural environments within our centre are thoughtfully planned and well resourced, with opportunities to meet the needs and interests of all children who attend. This is achieved through the provision of combined indoor and outdoor play opportunities throughout the day. Play offers children many opportunities to develop friendships, explore, solve problems, help others, imagine, create, and extend on their interests.
Community spirit is important to us at C&K Coolum. We foster strong ties to the local community and encourage parent involvement in the daily operations of the centre. We often hold and partake in community events and love connecting with local businesses and groups around us.