Sunbird Children’s Centre, Julatten | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

Sunbird Children’s Centre, Julatten

Operating Hours

  • Tuesday to Thursday, 8:00 am to 3:15 pm

Queensland Government Approved Program  

Our government approved program is centred around a living and learning community that values children as competent and capable individuals. This play-based curriculum helps children to socialise, build confidence, develop communication and early literacy and numeracy skills to ensure your child is school ready. We offer a kindergarten program within a Limited Hours Care Service meaning that we are able to offer extended hours of care for your child. This kindergarten program is led by a Bachelor Qualified Early Childhood Teacher. The other benefit of our program is that we are able to offer a mixed aged group so younger siblings can attend altogether and learn from the older children.

Great Start to Kindergarten Pilot Program 2021

C&K has been successful in securing funding from the Queensland Department of Education for the Great Start to Kindergarten Pilot Program. This pilot provides funding for community kindergartens selected by the Department to offer no-cost or low-cost three-year-old programs in terms 3 and 4 in 2021.

To be eligible for the funding, children need to have turned three by 30 June 2021.

Sunbird Children's Centre, Julatten is offering no-cost Pre-kindy in a kindergarten program for three-year-olds in terms 3 and 4, 2021.

Please contact the National Translating and Interpreting Service to support families with enrolments, inclusion, and medical needs forms. This service provides clarity to help remove language barriers that impact the child's needs. 

Pre-kindy in a kindergarten program

Three-year-old children will attend the existing high-quality community kindergarten program alongside four-year-olds, which will complement and extend children's learning at home. It also provides learning opportunities that are not always readily available in a home context – including building relationships with teachers and learning to cooperate with peers in a group environment.

Attending this program in terms 3 and 4, 2021 will provide children with opportunities to learn alongside older children and provide an individualised and developmentally appropriate approach.

For more information, please contact us on 07 4094 2037.

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at Sunbird Children’s Centre, Julatten. 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 Sunbird Children’s Centre, Julatten. We foster our 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.

We have vacancies now! 

Waiting list procedure

Please call 4094 2037 to ask someone about vacancies and enrolling your child. Please register your intent for your child to attend this kindergarten as soon as possible (0-4 years)

To enrol at this service the following options exist:

  1. Enrolling immediately - please contact the service director (on the telephone or email listed above) to determine if a place is available. If a place is available there is no current waitlist, the service director will assist you to enrol your child immediately.
  2. Placing your child's name on a waiting list - if a place is not currently available, the service director will ask if you would like to place your child's name on the waiting list / assist you with identifying alternative C&K services where vacancies may exist. Please complete an online waiting list form for this service. C&K branch services do not charge a wait list fee, however some C&K affiliates services do.

Enrolment offers - Service directors manage the service waiting list and will contact you (using the contact details provided on the waiting list form) when a vacancy becomes available, based on your position on the waiting list. You will be forwarded an enrolment pack to complete to confirm your child's enrolment. 

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

We currently have vacancies and are eager to have more 3-5 year old children! 

We encourage you to drop in for a visit any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

Did you know kindergarten could cost as little as $10.00 per day in fees/levies? For eligible aged children (aged 4 by 30 June) with a health care card/pensioner card, triplets, or those who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Please contact the service to find out more! 

Julatten's daily fees are:

  • $35.00

For more information, please refer to our 2021 Statement of Fees (PDF)