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C&K Jelly Beans Community Kindergarten

Operating hours 

Monday - Friday 

8:00am - 3:42pm

Our groups

Kindergarten: Monday & Tuesday 8am to 3:42pm

Limited Hours Daycare: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 8:30am to 3:10pm

Welcome 

Welcome to C&K Jelly Beans.

We offer quality education and care for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years. We offer an approved kindergarten program for children in the year before they attend Prep.

We are located in the centre of Alpha, close to local parks and the local school.

Our centre has stimulating indoor and outdoor environments that offer a range of opportunities for children to learn through play. Read about our centre philosophy

Free Kindy for 2022 - Enrol Now

C&K Jelly Beans Community 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 C&K Jelly Beans Community 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 today for more information or enrol now to secure your child's place.

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&KJellybeans. 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 Jellybeans. 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.

Enrol now to add your child's name to our waiting list (free). 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.

Enrol now

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 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025

 

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.

News

Successes over the years:
  • Grants to enhance outdoor environment, adding gardens, vegetable gardens, arbour, bridge, dry creek bed, pergola, shade sails promoting awe and learning in our natural surroundings
  • Grants to upgrade our centre, adding new curtains, paint, furniture, resources, equipment to create a well equipped and aesthetically pleasing space for play and learning
  • Participation in Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) in 2016 and 2017, learning Indonesian through specifically designed Apps as well as integrated project learning
  • March 2017 7's League Sporting Competition Fundraiser
 
Goals:
  • Create bush tucker garden, providing learning and links to our Aboriginal culture and history of our town
  • Solar system installation to embed sustainability practices within our centre and community
  • Promoting healthy eating within our centre and community as we collaborate to create a Recipe book, tried and tasted by our children, filled with lots of recipes from our community, families, grown produce and other learning projects
  • Art Exhibition, with the help of Community Drought Funding from our local council, to exhibit the children's artworks throughout the year as well as promote our local Art Gallery within our community

2022

Daily Fee

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

Up to $0

For 3 year olds *

Up to $35.20

Concession

Up to $0.00

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 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025

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 4985 1888.

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.