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C&K Durack Community Kindergarten

Operating hours

Monday - Friday 

8:36am - 2:44pm 

Forty weeks a year, following Queensland state schools’ terms and holidays

Groups

Group A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, 8:36am - 2:44pm

Group B:  alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday, 8:36am - 2:44pm

Welcome 

Welcome to C&K Durack Community Kindergarten. We acknowledge and respect the traditional custodians of the land on which our Kindergarten is placed, the Jagera and Yuggera people; this is reflected in our daily practices and program. So “wunya!”, welcome in the Yugara language of the Jagera and Yuggera people.
 
We value and celebrate the rich cultural diversity of our Kindergarten children and families. Educators work in partnership with families and community organisations to ensure our play and learning spaces, resources and program are culturally representative. All educators are experienced in supporting children with different home languages.  
 
Educators build relationships with each child and understand their uniqueness. Our program and routines are responsive to both the needs of each child as well as the wider group. Children are encouraged to drive their own play and learning. We ensure long periods of uninterrupted play, allowing children to:
  • interact with each other and develop shared play experiences; 
  • explore and investigate; 
  • develop learning dispositions such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity and imagination. 
Our Kindergarten, opened in 2012, benefits from a contemporary design. It has open indoor and outdoor play spaces, including a long, shady verandah. This allows children to move freely throughout the Service and provides lots of flexibility to our play and learning program. 
 
We have created an inviting, shady environment that encourages children to connect with the natural world including a water pump and digging patch, sand pit, natives butterfly garden and our sustainable vegetable patch. Natural materials are used throughout Kindergarten wherever possible. 
 
Our Kindergarten is located on the grounds of Durack State School. We have a strong working partnership with the school and enjoy access to the school playground, oval and natural spaces, as well as the library. Together we ensure a smooth transition from Kindergarten to Prep. 

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K Durack. 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 outdoor play and discovery.

Community Spirit 

Community spirit is important to us at C&K Durack. 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. You can:

1. Enrol now - Please call or email us. You may be able to enrol immediately if a place is available. If a place is not available, we will place your child on a waiting list.

2. Enrol later  Please click the “Enrol online” button above and fill out the form. 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.

 

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 can 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. 

All C&K centres feature Listening and Learning Together: The C&K Curriculum Approach. The learning outcomes in our approach align with both The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF), and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG).

Our approach 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, through written documentation in your centre and through StoryPark (an app and website). 

Read more about C&K's education program.

News

The Queensland Government Department of Education has recently rated our Kindergarten Service as overall “Exceeding National Quality Standard” (May 2019).

Events

 

2020

Daily Fee

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

up to $32.72

For 3 year olds *

$41.40

Concession

up to $8.54

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

$50

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 2015 to 30 June 2016

2020

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

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 3879 2310.

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.