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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.

Great Start to Kindergarten Pre-kindy Program 2022 

C&K has been successful in securing funding from the Queensland Department of Education for the Great Start to Kindergarten Pre-kindy Program. This program 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 2022. 

To be eligible for the funding, children need to have turned three by 30 June 2022. 

Eileen Fisher Memorial Kindergarten is offering a Pre-kindy in a kindergarten program for three-year-olds in terms 3 and 4, 2022. 

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, 2022 will provide children with opportunities to learn alongside older children and provide an individualised and developmentally appropriate approach. 

Please contact us for more information or to enrol and secure your child’s place. 

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!

Free Kindy for 2022 - Enrol Now

C&K Eileen Fisher Memorial Kindergarten has secured additional funding from the Queensland Department of Education to offer Free Kindy for 2022. The funding allows families of eligible-aged children to attend C&K Eileen Fisher Memorial Kindergarten for 15 hours per week at no cost. Your child must turn four-years-old by 30 June 2022 to be eligible for the funding. Please contact us today for more information or to enrol and secure your child’s place today.

Duties and Responsibilities of Teaching Staff


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).


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.

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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 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.

Eileen Fisher's daily fees are:

  • $37.00
  • $7.50 (Indigenous, Health Care Card or Pension Card Holders)

For more information, please refer to our 2022 Statement of Fees (PDF)