C&K has a long and proud history of managing community childcare / long day care and kindergarten services in Queensland. We have more than 180 C&K Branch Services and almost the same number of Affiliated Services.
We have two membership options available (To learn more about each membership option including membership benefits and frequently asked questions, 'Becoming part of C&K' brochure coming soon):
C&K becomes the licensee of the service, assuming the day to day operations including, staff management, financial matters, IT, professional development, National Quality Framework, facilities management and legislative responsibilities.
Many volunteer Parent Management Committees are finding that the time commitment, pressure and increased legal, financial and regulatory demands of running a kindergarten service are too great. Management committees can find it challenging to recruit parents to volunteer the time and skills necessary to operate, what is in effect, a complex small business.
Becoming a Branch helps ease this burden, significantly reduces potential risk and provides increased benefits to parents, staff and most importantly the children attending the Service.
Benefits for staff
C&K becomes the employer of staff at the service and accrued entitlements (e.g. sick leave, annual leave and long service leave) are transferred to C&K, ensuring continuity for staff. Favourable employment conditions, ongoing professional development, career progression opportunities, portability of service and secure staff entitlements, ensure a smooth transition for employees.
Benefits for children, parents and community
Children benefit as staff and parents are able to focus on the educational program, a key component to the successful delivery of Listening and Learning Together: C&K Curriculum Approach. Parent involvement with their child’s Branch Service is expected and encouraged via a Parent Advisory Group, assuring parent body involvement.
The service is operated as an independent incorporated association and day to day management of the service is undertaken by a Management Committee made up of volunteer parents elected annually. As an approved C&K Affiliate, your service will receive support to manage funding, training for management committees and educators, access to C&K resources including policies and your service is also able to use the highly respected and well-established C&K brand. Find out more at becoming a C&K Affiliate.