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C&K Geebung Kindergarten & Preschool

Why choose us?

If our outstanding reputation doesn't sway you, then here are a few other reasons for choosing our centre as your child's Pre-Prep program:

Familiar - Your child will belong to a class of the same 22 children with the same teacher and assistant for the entire year. This helps your child (and you) develop a real sense of belonging and bonds firm friendships.
Constant - Long standing, devoted, experienced and qualified staff (see below under 'Staffing')
Proficient - Well established kindergarten programs. The centre is already using the new national pre-prep curriculum material which C&K helped to develop.
Dedicated - Our centre strives to help children grow in all facets of development (e.g. communication, fine motor, gross motor, problem solving, conflict resolution, individuality....), and prepare your child for Prep.
Attentive - Preparing individualised portfolio's of your child's work, milestones and progress throughout the year. A great resource to take to Prep interviews but more importantly, the portfolio provides long-lasting memories.
Supportive - Parent interest and involvement is encouraged and we are happy to incorporate your experience into our program (if you are keen). We also embrace any interest or event (e.g. new family member, holiday, show), your child may wish to share with the group.
Welcoming - Open door policy. The door is always open for you to discuss any issues relating to your child or the centre and you will find our staff inviting, welcoming and willing to assist.
Unobliging - If you have limited time, our centre does not require you to participate in any time helping at the centre or in any fundraising (no fundraising required at all).
Inexpensive - Works out to be only $23/day (minus childcare rebate) and worth every cent.

At Geebung C&K we pride ourselves in exceeding any standard requirements, whether this be with regard to staff/ child ratio, curriculum, land size or resources. We are however, always looking to improve and welcome your comments and suggestions at any time.

Staffing

The centre comprises of two units; each with a fully qualified teacher and a qualified assistant. Our three teachers, Lorraine Douglas (Director of the Centre), Leah Murray and Rebecca Sutherland have dedicated years teaching at Geebung C&K. They provide a warm, positive and encouraging learning environment. Lorraine, Leah and Rebecca are responsible for all details pertaining to the daily curriculum in their unit. All teachers hold:
- University qualifications in Early Childhood Education
- Current registration with the Qld. College of Teachers
- Current First Aid certificates
- Blue cards

The centre actively supports the ongoing professional development of all staff members through their attendance at courses, seminars, workshops and conferences.

Kindergarten and Preschool Education

The preschool years are the most important ones for a child’s later development. For many children, pre-prep may be the first experience of being away from parents, of mixing in numbers with other children and of developing their own personalities. There are many skills, attitudes and concepts that the pre-prep experience provides. The pre-prep year is essentially one of familiarization and socialization.

The pre-prep year encourages your child to explore the environment, to experiment with new experiences and equipment, to learn new songs and rhymes, dance and play games, learn to cut, to do puzzles, to experience all of the art activities offered such as easel painting, finger painting, pasting, threading and stamping. Children are encouraged to explore their understanding of the world through a variety of dramatic play experiences and have a wide variety of dress-up and props to extend their ideas. Children are encouraged to make choices, to be able to follow an activity through to its conclusion and to develop concentration and listening skills. We have a large shady outdoor area where they can experience all of the fun and challenges of the outdoor play area. Your child will also make new friends and learn many of the “social” skills that are part of being in a group situation.

Our Centre follows the curriculum guidelines “Building Waterfalls” – developed by C & K and supported by Education Queensland.

Operating Hours

8.20am to 2.30pm
Staff are available before and after these hours for parent discussions or to give information.

Child Portfolio

Throughout the year, the teachers will put together a portfolio of your child's work. This will include:
- pictures of your child playing or participating in activities;
- drawings your child has completed;
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milestones your child has reached (e.g. writing their own name) and
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many more important memories of your child's time at kindergarten.

Please contact the centre for more information.

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.

News

BRIEF HISTORY
Eight women started our centre originally as a child-minding centre on 24 March 1949. They moved from the Geebung Memorial Hall into an army disposals hut on Robinson Road in 1952. This hut was then moved to Weenga Street in 1960, where a kindergarten and childcare centre was conducted. A big demand for preschool saw an end to our childcare days in 1965. A new centre was built in Maidencombe Street and was officially open on the 5th March 1966. The Association was incorporated in 1986. Today the centre is a two unit kindergarten and pre-school, providing facilities for up to 88 children.

TESTIMONIALS
"The Geebung C&K is well known and respected in the local area as a provider of quality child care and education for almost 40 years. I can personally attest to the dedication of the teaching staff and volunteers who are giving children a flying start in the lead up to primary school." - Neil Roberts MP

"C&K give children a great introduction to their future years of schooling. Geebung C&K has continued for years to give children a warm, loving learning environment." - Cr Fiona King (Councillor for Marchant Ward)

"My daughter loves going to Geebung C&K. She has made a couple of special friends that she plays with regularly and has become more confident in all areas. She enjoys the singing, dancing, craft, drawing and painting and her co-ordination and balance has also improved. She has also learnt to listen to instruction and follow directions from her wonderful teachers. " - Michele Lavery

"Being a stay at home Mum with 2 daughters and having recently moved to Brisbane, I was quite nervous at the thought of sending my eldest daughter to Kindy, particularly when we had little idea of the reputations of Kindergartens and schools. That all changed when I found the Geebung C&K. From the moment I drove past the centre I had a good feeling about it. The layout and facilities were all amazing and so well presented and after meeting Lorraine Douglas and Deborah Gaylard I knew my daughter would be in very safe hands. My daughter even became excited about going. Since attending Kindy I have seen a huge change in my daughter's confidence and independence. She can now write her name, she draws some amazing pictures of our family, she enjoys singing a variety of songs and we have both met some wonderful friends." - Susan Jefferies

"My daughter had informed me that there was no way she was going to kindy but that changed completely after her first day at Geebung C&K. Sophie loves Mrs Douglas and Mrs Gaylard, along with all the activities and opportunities the kindy provides. Many family and friends cannot believe how much Sophie has come out of her shell since attending kindy, the once shy girl has transformed into little Miss Chatterbox." - Sandra McKenzie

"Switching my daughter from daycare to Geebung C&K has been the best decision for my family. My daughter has thrived by interacting with peers her own age and being guided by the same dedicated teachers every day. The activities and events at Geebung C&K are so varied and stimulating, my daughter can't stop talking about them! Financially too, kindy has saved us so much money - one week of kindy is still cheaper than on day of daycare. The commitment and professionalism of the staff and the outstanding quality of the curriculum, learning resources and playing environment have all ensured that our daughter's Pre-Prep experience has been an overwhelmingly positive one. We could not be happier at Geebung C&K". - Christine Stein

Events

Geebung's daily fees are:

  • $30.00

For more information, please refer to the 2019 Statement of Fees (PDF)