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C&K Eimeo Road Community Kindergarten

Operating Hours

  • Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 2:38pm, Queensland school terms and closed pubic holidays. 

 We do not have a before or after kindy program.

Groups

  • Group 1A & 2A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, 8:30am - 2:38pm
  • Group 1B & 2B: alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday, 8:30am - 2:38pm

Welcome

C & K Eimeo Road Community Kindergarten, a branch service of C&K, is located at the bottom of our local State Primary School in the Northern Beaches suburb of Mackay in Rural View. We are located next to Marlin's Swim School and aren't far from the Northern Beaches Shopping Centre. We offer a unique kindergarten program that is centered around a living and learning community that values children as competent and capable individuals. This play-based curriculum helps children to socialise, build confidence, and develop communication and early literacy and numeracy skills to ensure that the schools are ready for us. Apart of our Philosophy is to incorporate animals into our daily routines. We have a variety of animals that the children interactive with during the day. Which includes Millie the Kindy Dog, she works with our children that are anxious, upset and scared. C & K Eimeo Road Kindergarten has a large backyard which provides the space to encourage wildlife and allow the children to climb our beautiful trees.

 Recommended age is between 3.5 years and 4.5 years

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K Eimeo Road. 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. While we understand the importance of music, drama, literature and visual arts, we allocate plenty of time for uninterrupted play and discovery.  Science, technology, engineering and Math’s also play an important part of our day.  These can be seen through the children’s StoryPark digital portfolio that are based on the children’s experiences and authentic documentation. 

Community Spirit 

Community spirit is important to us at C&K Eimeo Road. 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.

Award winner

Belinda Rule from C&K Eimeo Road won the 2019 Professional Excellence Award and the Overall Award, the Emeritus Professor Mary Mahoney AO Award for Excellence in Education and Care.

Virtual Tour

Come explore C&K Eimeo Road kindy! This 12-minute tour, by our Director/Teacher, Belinda Rule, was filmed during a normal day at kindy.

We'll show you:

  • our numeracy and experimenting area
  • how we adjust our spaces for children who need extra support or additional needs
  • our reading nook and educator and children's 1-on-1 area
  • our extensive and lush outdoor play space, which includes a native beehive, cubby houses, gardens, sandpit, boat, chickens.
  • our art studio and literacy station
  • our C&K curriculum approach which is documented through our collaborative teaching and learning journal, and
  • how children are busy playing, learning and engaging with our teaching areas.

Meet the Teachers

Our teachers value working as part of a team to support not only one child, but all children.

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.

Enrol now

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 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
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.

News

2019  was an amazing year for our Kindy. It saw us achieve so many goals which included:

 • The introduction of our Kindy Bus that has helped our families get our Kindy children to and from Kindy. As well as adding two new staff members to our team - our Bus Driver and Apprentice Educator. • Stronger connections with the Mackay Child and Family HUB Service seeing Lionel, Tiwi and Julie visit us. This year has seen us also collect items for our Christmas Hamper Project to help support families at risk at not having anything under the tree Christmas morning.

• Through the children's interest in their environment writing to both our local McDonalds and the local schools about the rubbish collecting around our Kindy.

• Our wonderful CEO Jane and COO Sandra visited our Kindy to see what we had been up too • Through the children's observations of their friend’s lunchboxes, this saw them want to help others by brainstorming what type of fruit and bush tucker plants we needed to go into our Explorer's Club Area. Our local Bunnings providing our new trees.

• The children's social conscious also saw them write letters to our Local Bakery the BakeHouse to ask Jenny if she could provide us with two loaves of bread each week for next year and she said yes! We are currently waiting on our local Woolworths in response to the children asking for fruit each week until our orchid grows for their Kindy friends.

• This year saw us again fundraise to bring Incursions and Excursions to all children at our service – we saw Possum Magic at the MECC and also visited the Town Library and Toy Shop to show the children different ways to story tell. • After being invited to attend NAIDOC celebrations this year during the holidays we had a wonderful time meeting others in our community.

• Staff also able to attend community meetings to gain a greater understanding of our community.

2021

Daily Fee

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

$44.80

For 3 year olds *

$44.80

Concession

$11.16

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

$100.00

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 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
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 4840 2052.

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.