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C&K Eileen Fisher Memorial Kindergarten

About The Centre

Welcome to Eileen Fisher Memorial Community KindergartenEileen Fisher Memorial Kindergarten is a licensed early childhood centre affiliated with the Creche & Kindergarten Association of Queensland (C&K), located in Mount Isa. The centre is also registered with the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme as a Kindergarten Program Provider (KPP).

The centre offers a 5 day fortnight kindergarten program. Each program runs from 8.30am to 2.50pm, with each group consisting of 22 children who attend Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays, or alternate Wednesdays, Thursday and Friday. 

When children enter an early childhood setting, they bring with them a rich variety of cultural and social backgrounds and experiences. This Centre recognises the individuality of each child and family and observes a policy of acceptance, regardless of race, creed, gender, disability, class or culture. This centre actively promotes conservation and encourages children and families to protect the environment. Native animals and insects are treated with care and are allowed to remain free for children to observe. Care of the environment is fostered among children and adults. 

As a non-profit organisation, the centre:

  • Is community operated / managed and is administered by an elected committee of parents
  • Has an approved set of rules
  • Meets the following required standards;
    • A qualified and approved early childhood teacher and assistant
    • An approved educational program
    • An approved ratio of staff to children
    • A building of approved design
    • An approved outdoor play area
  • Adequate and suitable equipment for both indoors and outdoors.
  • Has close parent-teacher co-operation
  • Receives a grant from the Department of Education and the Training towards the cost of running the centre
  • Is supported by fundraising by and within the parent community.

Hours of Operation

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 8:15am - 3:30pm during school terms

Session times

Monday to Friday 8.30am - 2.50pm during school term.

We run a five day fortnight program:

Group 1 (Wombats): Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays

Group 2 (Koalas): Alternate Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays

Welcome to Wombat group!         Welcome to Koala group!

Duties and Responsibilities of Teaching Staff

Director

The Director has the teaching and organisational responsibilities of the centre. They liaise with and report to the Parent Management Committee. The Director must hold a Diploma/Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) or equivalent, current Senior First Aid Certificate/CPR, Blue Card and be registered with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT).

Assistant

The Assistant is responsible for supporting the Teacher in the preparation and delivery of the program and for other duties assigned to her/him by the Teacher/ Director. The Assistant must hold a current Senior First Aid Certificate/CPR, Blue Card and minimum Certificate III in Community Services (Childrens Services) or be willing to undertake such studies.

Learning at Our Centre

An early childhood setting is created at the Centre so that each child who attends can find a safe and secure environment in which to develop their potential.

Enrolments are limited to 22 children in each group.

Learning Through Play

The play based curriculum at the Centre is guided by Listening and Learning Together: The C&K Curriculum Approach which reflects the pedagogy of the Federal Government The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline.

Together with parents / carers, we support a childs interests, strengths and capabilities.

Together we can extend childrens understandings; their literacy and numeracy skills; their sense of wonder; their communication skills; their socio-emotional skills; their fine and gross motor skills; and their self-expression through art, dance and dramatic play.

Our day has a routine which can be flexible, depending on the weather, visitors and interests. Group times can include music and movement, storytelling, sharing books and general discussions to recall, plan and share.

Thank you for visiting!Thank you for visiting!Thank you for visiting!

To place your child on our waiting list please complete a waiting list form and return it to the centre.

We will record your child’s information on our enrolments waiting list and then contact you when a position is available.

To enquire about vacancies, or to take a tour of our facilities please give us a call or visit our centre.

Please note that as part of the enrolment of your child at the centre, a number of key pieces of documentation are required (when you enrol your child, not required for waiting list information):

  • Birth Certificate (or other suitable proof of date of birth) – copy only
  • Health Care or Pension Card (if held) – copy only
  • Immunisation Status – copy only

Failure to provide these documents may result in enrolment being cancelled.

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.

Eileen Fisher's daily fees are:

  • $35.00
  • $7.50 (Indigenous, Health Care Card or Pension Card Holders)

For more information, please refer to the 2020 Statement of Fees (PDF)