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C&K Crestmead Community Kindergarten

Operating Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30am - 2:38pm

Groups

Group 1A: Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays, 8:30am - 2:38pm

Group 1B: alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday, 8:30am - 2:38pm

Welcome

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.

Our Philosophy

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!

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 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.

2022

Daily Fee

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

Up to $35.87

For 3 year olds *

Up to $44.90

Concession

Up to $10.76

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

$50.00

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 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 3200 2445.

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.