Jandowae Kindergarten Assoc Inc | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

Jandowae Kindergarten Assoc Inc

Operating Hours and Groups

At Jandowae Kindergarten, we operate during QLD school terms and are closed for school holidays, public holidays and some pupil free days.

  • Group 1A: Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays, 8:40am to 2:50pm


Our early childhood educators acknowledge that their work with children, families, staff and communities is driven by a desire and passion to support children in their learning and development. Our educators and management committee together, strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome and respected. We aim to provide an environment where there is a strong sense of belonging and therefore, we place great importance in building relationships that are open, collaborative, trusting and supportive.
When children come into our care, we ensure they feel a strong connection to the educators thus instilling a feeling of trust, security and safety. We value each individual and family as being unique with different culture, knowledge, skills and ideas about life that are explored and responded to.We put emphasis on creating an environment that is safe, unique and inspiring, therefore encouraging children to question, experiment, hypothesise, create, imagine and wonder.
We want children to feel supported and valued so they are empowered to question and contribute their thoughts and ideas with their peers, educators and families. We are committed to providing an enriching, meaningful and engaging program that supports children to grow and learn, develop a love for learning and inspires them to achieve their goals. 
We see play as being a powerful tool for learning. Children are inquisitive and active and hands on learners. Play is the foundation of our inquiry approach towards learning.
As educators, we will provide engaging spaces, time, quality resources and support to enhance their learning. We also respect that children come to our kindergarten equipped with knowledge, ideas, culture, abilities and interests that form the foundation of our emergent program. 
Our program here at the Jandowae Kindergarten is guided by the Queensland Kindergarten learning guidelines as we see this curriculum as the most appropriate to guide the learning and development of your Queensland children. We base our teaching approaches on the documented theories of Vygotsky (1978), Bandura (1977) and Maslow (1943). These theorists underpin our teaching strategies within this service. 
Together, we are accepting of all, have open minds and unite for the prosperity of our Jandowae children.

Great Start to Kindergarten Pre-kindy Program 2023 

Jandowae Kindergarten offers a subsidised pre-kindy program for three-year-olds in terms 3 and 4, 2023.  To be eligible for this program, children need to have turned three by 30 June 2023. 

Your three-year-old child can attend Jandowae Kindergarten's high-quality community kindergarten program alongside four-year-olds. Attending kindergarten provides learning opportunities for your child in a safe and nurturing environment, including building relationships with teachers and growing their confidence and social skills to engage with other children. 

For more information, click here

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at Jandowae Kindergarten. 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 Jandowae Kindergarten. We foster our strong ties to the local community by encouraging parent input and involvement in the daily operations of the kindergarten and programming decisions. We often hold and partake in community events and love connecting with local businesses and groups around us.

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Don't miss out on a place, waitlist your child today.

Waitlist now to secure your place at our centre. You will be added to a queue and contacted as soon as a suitable place is available. 

Places for kindergarten are usually offered for the following year, between May and July the year before.

Please contact our centre directly via phone or email to enquire about waitlisting your child.

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 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025
1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022 2026
1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023 2027

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.

2023 Kindergarten Fees 

The daily fee for eligible age children (children turning 4 by June 30 of the year attending Kindy) is up to $38.50. Depending on your individual family’s circumstances you may be eligible for a subsidy under the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Program to reduce your out-of-pocket expense.

For more detail, please refer to our 2023 Statement of Fees (PDF).

For more details on the subsidies available, please visit Kindy Savings

For more information on Kindergarten Fees, please visit Kindergarten Fees