Welcome to C&K Esk & District Kindergarten Ass. Inc.
We are a dedicated Kindergarten, offering quality education and care. We are located at 26 South Street, Esk. Our centre has stimulating indoor and outdoor environments that offer a range of opportunities for children to learn through play.
We operate a 30 hour per fortnight program on Tuesdays, Thursdays and alternating Fridays during the Queensland school term. Children attend from 8:30am to 2:40pm on each day of the program to ensure continuity. Staff may be contacted at the centre from 8:00am - 3:00pm.
We are a not-for-profit community Kindergarten, operated and managed by volunteers, affiliated with C&K and licensed through the Office of Early Childhood Education and Care. At the start of each year, a committee of parent volunteers are elected at the AGM to manage the centre.
We believe that children are competent and capable individuals and their rights are paramount. Our play-based learning provides opportunities for children to explore, solve problems, develop friendships, imagine and create, while also enhancing their language, literacy and numeracy skills.
Outdoor, nature-based connections are highly valued. It is our belief that developing practical, outdoor skills fosters confidence, independence and innovation. The holistic development of all children is supported by educators who observe and facilitate free-play, open exploration and imagination.
It is our aim to encourage active involvement in our Kindergarten community. We embrace the sharing of ideas, skills, experiences and resources. The individual rights of each child, family, staff member and volunteer are respected, valued, protected and promoted. By working together, the educators, management and parents can provide a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn and grow to the best of their abilities.
Free Kindy for 2022 - Enrol Now
Esk and District 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 Esk and District 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 for more information or to enrol and secure your child’s place today.