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C&K Elanora Community Kindergarten

Operating hours 

Monday - Friday 

8:00am - 3:42pm 

2019 Groups

Group 1A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, 8:45am - 2:53pm

Group 1B: Thursday - Friday, 8:00am -  3:42pm

Welcome

At C&K Elanora Community Kindergarten, we endeavour to create a warm and welcoming environment for children and families.

We offer an Approved Kindergarten Program provided by two Early Childhood educators. We have a qualified Early Childhood Teacher who is registered with the Queensland College of Teachers and an Assistant who holds a Diploma of Children's Services.   

We are co-located on the grounds of the Elanora State School. We enjoy a close collaborative relationship with the school, participating in many school community events and offering a Transition to Prep program in term 4.

C&K Elanora Community Kindergarten acknowledges and pays its respects to the traditional custodians of the land on which our service is placed, and our continuing connection to land, sea and community.  We also acknowledge and pay respects to our Elders - past and present.

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K Elanora. 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 Elanora. 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 us on 07 5534 6117. 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.

Events

At the end of 2019 both groups of kindergarten children, families and educators celebrated the completion of a fantastic year with a family picnic. The children were so excited to be coming to Kindy in the evening, dressed to impress, with their parents and siblings. Our families enjoyed a byo picnic on the grass and a special mini concert performed by the children. To finish the night, a slideshow of photos from the year was viewed and the children got to take home their Christmas creations to surprise their families. Merry Christmas everyone.

 

       

 

 

 

 

2020

Daily Fee
Two long days  

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

up to $56.90

For 3 year olds *

$56.90

Concession

up to $15.82

Five day fortnight

 

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

up to $45.50

For 3 year olds*

$45.50
Concession up to $12.64

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

$100

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

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 5534 6117.

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.