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C&K Coomera Community Kindergarten

Operating hours 

  • Monday to Friday, 8:22am to 2:30pm

Groups

  • Group 1A:  Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays, 8:22 am to 2:30 pm
  • Group 1B:  Thursday, Friday and alternate Wednesdays, 8:22 am to 2:30 pm
  • Group 2A:  Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays, 8:22 am to 2:30 pm

Welcome 

We are a two unit Kindergarten with classes of 22 children. We are very fortunate to have a wonderful Kindergarten where the children are respected as competent capable thinkers, planers and decision-makers. They are active participants in their learning journey and the adventures they go on are endless.  

We acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional custodians of the land on which we play, the Yugembah people, educating children about Indigenous culture through traditional stories, music, visual arts and group discussions.

We pride ourselves on our connection to the natural environment, our relationships with families and the community, the inclusion of and celebration of all cultures including some Te-Reo Maori culture and education.

We are a two unit Kindergarten with classes of 22 children. We are very fortunate to have a wonderful Kindergarten where the children are respected as competent capable thinkers, planers and decision-makers. They are active participants in their learning journey and the adventures they go on are endless.

We have 3 qualified Early Childhood teachers and Certificate or Diploma qualified assistants as well as experienced inclusion support assistants working with the groups of children. We also have a wonderful helpful clerical who can assist with your enquiries.  

At Coomera Community Kindergarten we believe in children being competent capable learners who develop life-long learning dispositions through nurturing a strong sense of self and connections to the world around them. We incorporate the basis of the Early Years Learning Framework into our services philosophy:

A Sense of Belonging - We support and guide each child’s quest for knowledge, understanding, individuality and their connectedness to the world around them.

A Sense of Being - Together, in partnership with families, we develop relationships that recognise the diversity of culture and the wider community. This understanding helps to create the framework that underpins every child’s development and eventually, their successful transition to school.

A Sense of Becoming - We aim for every child in our care to have the best possible early education and care experience, each and every day.

Great Start to Kindergarten Pilot Program 2021

C&K has been successful in securing funding from the Queensland Department of Education for the Great Start to Kindergarten Pilot Program. This pilot provides funding for community kindergartens selected by the Department to offer no-cost or low-cost three-year-old programs in terms 3 and 4 in 2021.

C&K Coomera Community Kindergarten is offering the no-cost Pre-kindy in a kindergarten program and Pre-kindy program for three-year-olds in terms 3 and 4, 2021.  Families can choose which program best suits their family and child.

Please contact the National Translating and Interpreting Service to support families with enrolments, inclusion, and medical needs forms. This service provides clarity to help remove language barriers that impact the child's needs. 

Pre-kindy in a kindergarten program

Three-year-old children will attend the existing high-quality community kindergarten program alongside four-year-olds, which will complement and extend children's learning at home. It also provides learning opportunities that are not always readily available in a home context – including building relationships with teachers and learning to cooperate with peers in a group environment.

Attending this program in terms 3 and 4, 2021 will provide children with opportunities to learn alongside older children and provide an individualised and developmentally appropriate approach.

Pre-kindy in a kindergarten program operating hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays, 8:22 am to 2:30 pm
  • Thursday, Friday and alternate Wednesdays, 8:22 am to 2:30 pm

Pre-kindy

Children will play and learn in a kindergarten environment specifically for three-year-olds, led by a qualified kindergarten teacher. Through indoor and outdoor play spaces, teachers will engage children with opportunities to explore, experiment, develop friendships, and express their creativity, while nurturing a lifelong love of learning!  

After attending the pre-kindy program, children will be supported to transition into the four-year-old kindergarten program in 2022.

Pre-kindy operating hours:

  • Thursday and Friday, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm

Philosophy of Education and Curriculum

C&K Coomera Community Kindergarten aims to provide the local community with an early childhood service that fosters a warm and caring environment for every child in its care.

We acknowledge and respect the central role of the family in a child’s development and encourage collaborative partnerships between the service and the home to ensure each child’s individual learning and development is continued. 

We welcome and encourage connections with other community members also.

Educators foster each child’s individual qualities, support their rights and ensure a sense of security, trust and acceptance is maintained within the service. We promote independence, responsibility, self-control and provide opportunities for each child to explore, experiment, and develop at their own pace.

We maintain and regularly review the quality of care offered to the community to ensure the service we provide is appropriate and reflects the needs of the children and their families.

Our curriculum, C&K’s Building Waterfalls supports and acknowledges the overarching principles and practices of the Early Years Learning Framework.

Our approach is play based – every child has the right to play, to build on their existing learning from home, to extend on their interests and to share their ideas with others. Our program focuses on individual learning outcomes and interests. Consideration is given to the potential of teaching within any given moment through meaningful interactions, continuous observations, reflection, planning and assessment. Each educator reflects upon their teaching practices and processes.

We look forward to welcoming each and every family who would like to visit our service.

-Denise and Sarah-Jean (Co-Directors)

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K Coomera. 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 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 outdoors play and discovery.

Community Spirit 

Community spirit is important to us at C&K Coomera. We foster strong ties to the local community by encouraging parent involvement in the daily operations of the 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.

Don’t miss out on a place, enrol your child today.

Enrol now to add your child's name to our waiting list (free). You will be added to a queue and contacted as soon as a suitable place is available.

Places are usually offered for the following year, between May and July the year before.

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What year should my child attend kindy?

This table shows the year the Queensland government recommends your child attends kindergarten. Children aged 4 years old by June 30 in the year they attend kindy are also called ‘Eligible age’ or ‘Target age’.

Year born Kindy year

1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017

2021
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
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 may be able to 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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2021

Daily Fee

For children turning 4 by June 30 of the year attending*

$41.10

For 3 year olds *

$41.10

Concession

$7.46

Enrolment fee - a one-off, non-refundable fee when you confirm your place

$100.00

What year should my child attend kindy?

This table shows the year the Queensland government recommends your child attends kindergarten. Children aged 4 years old by June 30 in the year they attend kindy are also called ‘Eligible age’ or ‘Target age’.

Year born Kindy year

1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017

2021
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025

What if I want my 3 year old to go to kindergarten?

If there are spaces, we are happy to have three year olds at kindy, who can come for 2 years. Please contact us to discuss your child and your family’s situation.

Can I get the concession rate?

The concession is funded by the Queensland and Australian governments. You can get the concession if your child is of eligible age and you:

  • have a valid health care card, or
  • have a valid pensioner concession card, or
  • hold a veteran’s affairs gold/white card, or
  • identify as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or South Sea Islander, or
  • have had a multiple birth (three children or more) and all children attend kindy.

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us on 07 5519 3129.

How does C&K decide fees?

As a not-for-profit organisation, C&K reinvests any surplus back into our services and programs to better achieve outcomes for all children and communities. 

We aim to keep fees affordable for families and has developed a fee system to maximise family access to available subsidies. Read more about C&K's fee policies.