Lowood And District Community Kindergarten Association Inc | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

Lowood And District Community Kindergarten Association Inc

Operating Hours and Groups

At Lowood and District Community Kindergarten we have two models of delivery for families to choose from. We operate during QLD school terms.

  • Group 1: Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays, 9:00am to 3:10pm
  • Group 2: Thursday, Friday and alternate Wednesdays, 9:00am to 3:10pm

The groups comprise a maximum of 22 children and the staff ratio includes 2 experienced and qualified staff to 22 children.

We are closed for school holidays, public holidays and some pupil free days.

Welcome

We believe that the early part of our up bringing is a fundamental component in our lives, and can be greatly influenced by a caring, safe and stimulating learning environment. At Lowood and District Community Kindergarten we recognise the importance of play within our learning environment. We are guided by C&K's philosophy of a play based curriculum that allows children to learn, grow and develop to their full potential. To enable this to happen the children are learning in an environment that encourages, supports, challenges and provides numerous opportunities for spontaneous learning. We are a community based, not-for-profit organisation.

  • We are managed by a Parent Committee, elected each year.
  • The children's education is our main aim.
  • We provide a fun and exciting educational program for both kindy and preschool aged children.
  • Our priority is to provide for the children and families in the local and wider community.
  • All aspects of the environment provide the highest quality and standards.
  • Play is the main component of our educational program, with the importance of parent, family and community involvement a major focus.

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at Lowood and District Community 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 Lowood and District Community 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 if have any questions.

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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

All our kindergartens deliver C&K Quality Kindergarten Program. Kindergarten, also known as pre-prep or preschool, is a program for children who are turning 4 by June 30 in the year before they attend school. C&K’s kindy programs are government-approved and led by experienced and university qualified teachers. Our program supports children’s curiosity, creativity, problem solving, resilience and real-world knowledge and skills.

At C&K we know that children do not learn in isolation, so we approach learning as a collaborative relationship between teachers, eaducators, children and families. 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. 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). 

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Kindergarten Fees

The Queensland Government provides funding to make kindy free for families with eligible-age children (children turning 4 years old by 30 June in the year they attend kindy). The funding is provided directly to your centre, and if eligible, you will not pay any daily fee.

Free kindy is only available for one kindergarten group, so you may have to pay fees if your child is enrolled in two groups. For example:

  • If your child is enrolled in both kindergarten groups at one kindy.
  • If your child is enrolled in two different kindergartens. You must nominate which kindergarten will receive the funding when you enrol.
  • If your child is enrolled in a kindergarten and a childcare centre, you will only receive free kindy at the kindy and not at the childcare centre.

2024

Daily Fee

Daily fee (eligible-age children) FREE
Daily fee (non-eligible)* - 5 days a fortnight program TBC
Daily fee (non-eligible)* - 2 days a week program TBC

Other Fees

You may also have to pay an enrolment fee and membership fee. These will be one-off fees and paid before your child starts kindergarten.

2024

Fee

Enrolment fee TBC
Membership fee TBC

What if I want my 3 year old to go to kindergarten?*

Priority is given to eligible-age children but if there are places available, we are happy to have 3 year old children at kindy and attend for two years.  The subsidies do not apply for 3 year old children, and the daily fee (non-eligible) will apply. Please contact us on 07 5426 1859 for more information on fees for 3 year olds and to discuss your child and your family’s situation.

I have more questions. Who can I talk to? 

You can find more information on our Kindergarten Fees page or you can download our Fact Sheet.

Please contact us on 07 5426 1859 if you have any other questions.