Monday - Friday
8:30am - 2:38pm
Group 1A: Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays, 8:30am - 2:38pm
Group 1B: alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday, 8:30am - 2:38pm
Welcome to C&K Crestmead. C&K Crestmead Community Kindergarten was opened in 2011. We are located within the grounds of Crestmead State School and have established very close partnerships with the families, staff and children of the school. Our location enables us to have regular visits into the school grounds including the Prep rooms, the Library, the playground and the hall which helps us to create a program that emphasises the importance of positive transitions to school. We run an indoor-outdoor play based program which makes the most of our beautiful building and natural spaces. Our program provides the flexibility for all children to create, wonder, learn, problem solve and communicate in their own time and space. Vacancies do fill up fast so please contact our centre to chat to one of our lovely team about enrolling your child.
We believe the purpose of an early childhood educational programme is to have the wellbeing and holistic development of children as the core motivating force of all that we do. This means that our program grows out of experiences which are meaningful and relevant for children to promote their physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth, while expressing their specific interests, needs and abilities with respect for their cultural background.
We believe that all children deserve a program which fosters development and growth towards each individual potential.
We seek to provide a warm, safe, caring and stimulating environment that extends and complements the home, by providing a loving, stable and secure environment in which each child can become powerful learners. We embrace diversity and believe that all children should be treated equally, irrespective of sex, culture, race, religious, socio-economic background, physical and intellectual differences.
We believe that each child comes to the centre with a different set of experiences, knowledge and interests and we seek to build on the child’s home experiences and acknowledge the range of cultural backgrounds.
We believe that each child has the right to develop a strong sense of trust, dignity, self-respect and self-esteem.
We believe that children should be given time to grow, to try, to reflect and to experience success so they are able to face future challenges, build on their strengths and accept their individual limitations without fear of failure and loss of self-esteem. Competition between children is discouraged.
We believe that children are active agents and ensure they are actively involved in the program and have many opportunities to develop through firsthand experiences.
We acknowledge that children are active citizens and value the right of each child to express him / her, to communicate and listen to others and to make decisions and accept the consequences.
We believe in establishing a close connection between parents and educators
We believe in establishing good work practises regarding sustainability and teaching the children ways to help care for our environment.
We honour First Nations People’ and believe in developing these authentic collaborative partnerships while also embedding the Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander culture into our way of kindergarten life.
We believe all children are competent and capable and should have the opportunity to participate and celebrate in the joy of learning!