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C&K Jinibara Community Kindergarten

Operating hours 

  • Monday to Wednesday, 8:22am to 6:15pm
  • Thursday and Friday, 7:48am to 6:15pm
  • Open 50 weeks a year
  • 2022 - term starts on 24 January 2022
  • Please click here to download the 2022 kindy calendar.

Groups

Please see below for our Core Kindergarten program groups.  You can choose either:

  • Group 1A: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 9:00am to 2:08pm, or
  • Group 1B: Thursday and Friday, 7:48am to 3:30pm, or
  • Group 2A: Monday, Tuesday, and alternate Wednesdays, 8:22am to 2:30pm, or
  • Group 2B: Thursday, Friday, and alternate Wednesdays, 8:22am to 2:30pm

In addition to the Core Kindergarten program, you can enrol your child in our Extended Hours Kindergarten program on the days your child attends core kindy. Please see below the operating hours for each group:

  • Group 1A: 2:09pm to 6:15pm
  • Group 1B: 3:31pm to 6:15pm
  • Group 2A and 2B: 2:31pm to 6:15pm

Holiday Kindy is available from 8:15am to 6:15pm, Monday to Friday during the Queensland School Holidays.

You can learn more about the Extended Hours Kindergarten Program here.

Welcome

Welcome to C&K Jinibara.

C&K Jinibara is nestled within the Jinibara State School grounds and is an important part of the school community.  C&K Jinibara is a recognised kindergarten program provider and has been open since 2012.  The kindergarten caters for children attending school the following year and has 4 groups attending a 5 day per fortnight program and a 2 long day program.

We are part of the Jinibara State School community with the kindergarten attending the school’s sports carnival and book parade. The children also visit the school library to borrow books. This supports the children’s important transition to school.

The staff are committed to ensuring a safe and nurturing environment that nurtures the child’s love of learning and exploration. Our approach to learning is to facilitate, extend and enrich the learning experiences and relationships of children.  We encourage families to have valuable input into the program and value their knowledge, experiences and cultural backgrounds. 

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K Jinibara. 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 Jinibara. 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.

Additional Information on Enrolment and Fees

For more detailed information about enrolment and fees please click here

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

 

All C&K kindergartens feature our quality C&K kindergarten program.

Kindergarten, also known as pre-prep or preschool, is a program for children in the year before they attend school. If spaces are available, the program is also offered to 3-year olds. C&K’s kindergarten programs are guided by university-qualified teachers and support children’s curiosity, creativity, and resilience. 

At C&K we know that children do not learn in isolation, so we approach learning as a collaborative relationship between teachers, children and parents. At C&K we believe children are powerful learners, active citizens, thinkers and theorisers - this is at the heart of our early childhood curriculum. We've designed our indoor and outdoor spaces to ignite imaginations and nurture healthy minds and bodies. 

There will be a half-hour overlap between the core kindergarten program lead and the extended program lead educator each day. Educators will share highlights and continuing plans for the day.

The extended program continues children’s learning into the afternoon and is led by a diploma-qualified educator and supported by an assistant educator. The extended program team will also have access to an Early Childhood Teacher. 

Your child’s learning journey is shared with you via  conversations with your child’s educators, through written documentation and through StoryPark (an app and website). 

Read more about C&K’s education program. 

2022

Daily fee

Core kindy program – 5 Day Fortnight (before subsidies)

$80.00

Core kindy program – 3 Short Days

$67.00

Core kindy program – 2 Long Days

$100.00
5 Day Fortnight – Child Care Subsidy Depends on your Child Care Subsidy entitlements. Please email us for a quote.
5 Day Fortnight – Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS) up to $46.00

5 Day Fortnight – Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS), Concession

up to $11.86

3 Short Days – Child Care Subsidy Depends on your Child Care Subsidy entitlements. Please email us for a quote.
3 Short Days – Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS) up to $38.50

3 Short Days – Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS), Concession

up to $10.05

2 Long Days – Child Care Subsidy Depends on your Child Care Subsidy entitlements. Please email us for a quote.
2 Long Days – Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS) up to $57.50

2 Long Days – Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS), Concession

up to $14.82

Optional

Extended kindergarten hours – 5 Day Fortnight (before subsidies)

$41.00

Optional

Extended kindergarten hours – 3 Short Days (before subsidies)

$41.00

Optional

Extended kindergarten hours – 2 Long Days (before subsidies)

$32.00

Optional

Holiday kindy program (before subsidies)

$115.00

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

$100.00

What subsidies are available?

Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

C&K Jinibara Community Kindergarten has been approved for the Australian Government's Child Care Subsidy. The amount of subsidy you can get depends on your family's circumstances, please contact Centrelink.

Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS)

The Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme subsidy is available if your child is of elgible age, that is they have turned 4 by June 30 in the year they attend (see table below for more info).

QKFS Concession

The QKFS Concession subsidy is available if your child is of elgible 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.

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?

C&K Jinibara Community Kindergarten educates and cares for children aged between 3 and 5 years. 

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

If you have any other questions or concerns, please email our support team or call 07 3513 2560.

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.