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C&K Elanora Community Kindergarten

Operating hours 

Monday - Friday 

8:40am - 2:47pm 

2017 Groups 

Group 1A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, 8:40am- 2:47pm 

Group 1B: alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday, 8:40am - 2:47pm

2018 Groups

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

Group 1B: Thursday - Friday, 8:00am -  3:30pm


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

Our Building Waterfalls Curriculum provides a framework for responsive and collaborative relationships with children, families and the wider community. Our living and learning program builds upon the emerging interests, strengths and needs of the children.  Educators support, guide and extend the children through a play based approach to learning. We seek opportunities to embed literacy and numeracy concepts within the children's play on a daily basis. We have an emphasis on nature and outdoor learning, as well as a rich creative arts program and well resourced and beautiful learning environment.

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.

Queensland Government Approved Program  

We offer a unique kindergarten program based on our own internationally-recognised teaching guidelines - ‘Building waterfalls’. Our government approved program is centred around a living and learning community that values children as competent and capable individuals. This play-based curriculum helps children to socialise, build confidence, develop communication and early literacy and numeracy skills to ensure your child is school ready.

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K Elanora. Our teaching team tailor each day’s learning taking into account the interests of the children in the group. The spacious environment at our kindy is thoughtfully planned and well resourced. There is a focus on music, drama, literature and visual arts and time spent discovering the natural environment outdoors.

Community Spirit 

Community spirit is important to us at C&K Elanora. We foster our 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. 

To enrol at this service the following options exist:

1. Enrol now - Please contact our Enrolments Team on 1800 177 092 or email us. You may be able to enrol immediately if a place is available. If no place is available we will place your child on a waiting list or suggest alternatives

2. Enrol later  Please click the “Online waiting list” 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. Which year should my child attend kindy?

Kindergarten Eligibility:

  • 2017 - Children born 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013
  • 2018 - Children born 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014
  • 2019 - Children born 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015
  • 2020 - Children born 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
  • 2021 - Children born 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017

C&K Building waterfalls is C&K’s early childhood curriculum framework. It is Australia’s first collaborative birth to school age curriculum framework and is universally acclaimed as inspiring and thought provoking, taking early childhood education to a new level. C&K Building waterfalls is based upon enduring C&K philosophy, as well as encompassing contemporary practices and understandings of the early years and it is used by Educators at every C&K service.

C&K Building waterfalls: a guideline for educators, living and learning with children aged birth to three offers all early childhood educators, whether in a Long Day Care, Family Day Care or in-home care setting, an approach to the earliest years of care and education based on enduring C&K philosophy, as well as encompassing contemporary practices and understandings of the early years.

C&K believes that children do not learn in isolation. It is a collaborative process. C&K Building waterfalls teaching and learning guidelines acknowledge the important role Educators, parents, other children and the physical environment play in a child’s learning. C&K Building waterfalls acknowledges children as competent and capable learners

To read more about C&K Building waterfalls click here.


We had some special visitors on Friday 20 November, at the C&K Elanora Community Kindergarten.  Ivy's uncle Jaya is a musician.  He has just returned from some world travels.  He brought along with him many instruments from all over the world.  We were also honored to have Ivy's great grandmother, Gloria Bleakley and her mother, Laura Hillcoat come along to share in the experience. The children were mesmerised as we all enjoyed this celebration of music, culture and family together. Here are some photos of the special visit.




Daily Fee

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


For 3 year olds *




  One-off fee

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


Concession Enrolment fee - a one-off, non-refundable fee when you confirm your place $10

*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 2012 to 30 June 2013


1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014


1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015


1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016


1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017


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 email our Enrolments Team or call 1800 177 092 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.

Can I claim CCB and Child Care Rebate?

C&K Elanora is a registered care provider. This means you may be able to claim CCB for Registered Care.

This is not the same as CCB and Child Care Rebate that you can get at childcare.

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

If you have any other questions or concerns, please email our Enrolments Team or call 1800 177 092.

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.

Download C&K Elanora's 2017 Statement of Fees (PDF).