C&K Mooloolaba Childcare Centre | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

C&K Mooloolaba Childcare Centre

Operating Hours

Monday - Friday 

6:30am - 6:15pm

Rooms 

Room 1: Babies (0-2 year olds)

Room 2: Pre-Kindy (2-3 year olds)

Room 3: Kindy (3-5 year olds)

Welcome

Welcome to C&K Mooloolaba,

C&K Mooloolaba Childcare Centre is a branch service of C&K. This early childhood education centre began with Maroochy Shire Council in 1982 and transitioned to C&K in 2007. Since 1982 this centre has played an important part in the lives of hundreds of children and their families in and around this local area. C&K Mooloolaba caters for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years and includes a Queensland Government approved kindergarten program.

Here at C&K Mooloolaba we have large natural play spaces including trees, scrubs, 2 large sandpits, decks, a vegetable garden with water tank, a bush tucker garden, swings and a fort. We value the importance of playing in and learning from natural environments and encourage the native wildlife with bird feeders and have 2 chickens, Henny Penny and Milly, as well as our own stingless native bees hive in the vegetable garden. Our centre is welcoming and friendly with a homely feel and comprises of three play rooms and we provide nappies for the children in our Nursery and Pre-Kindy age groups.

C&K Mooloolaba embraces C&K’s nationally acclaimed and highly regarded Building Waterfalls curriculum and the Early Year Learning Framework. We believe a play-based approach is vital for children to learn and grow. We recognise that C&K’s Building Waterfalls Curriculum and the Early Years Learning Framework promotes optimal development when educators respect and respond to each child’s learning opportunities in conjunction with their families and communities.

We believe learning is most meaningful when it occurs in the context of the child’s everyday life experiences at home and at the centre. Learning is fostered in an environment that is facilitated and supported by responsive, experienced educators. Our educators are dedicated to ongoing professional development and teamwork to maximize the potential for each child.

We are a high quality provider of early education and care and we are thrilled that you are considering us for your child’s care and education.

Yours Sincerely

Jacqui Porteous
Director

Child-Led Learning 

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

Birth to Three Approach

At C&K we are exploring new approaches for the educators that care for, and educate our youngest children at C&K childcare centres. The Birth to Three approach which we have developed is all about being in the moment with your child. Our philosophy for this age group is to “slow down” and allow children the time to learn and discover at their own pace. We are focused on spending one-on-one time with babies and toddlers and developing deep and trusting relationships with each individual child.

Book a Tour

We welcome you and your child to come and visit and explore our centre. Please contact us directly to confirm a suitable time. We look forward to seeing you!

Enrol now to add your child's name to our waiting list (free). Places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis so get in early to secure your place.

We will contact you when a place is available for your child. 

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C&K has developed a Birth to Three approach which informs the way we care for and educate our babies and toddlers. Our philosophy for this age is to “slow down” and be in the moment with your child as they learn and explore the world. We focus on developing a deep and trusting relationship with each child.

All C&K childcare centres feature the quality C&K 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 guided by University qualified teachers and support 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, learning is a collaborative process between teachers, children and parents. The physical indoor and outdoor environment also plays a part. At C&K we believe children are competent and capable learners, and approach our education program with this in mind.

News

Connecting to land and culture.
Hopevale Kindy
C&K staff member's Mardi Hamilton and Ellarna Kidd, had been involved in a life changing project called" Embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Perspectives into child care settings". This involved meeting once a month in Brisbane with inspiring people from around Queensland, working in long day care, Occasional, Family Day Care and After School Care. The experience taught us ways to, stop, listen and observe and to allow time to take in what nature has to offer while learning the history of Australia's first people. By understanding and learning the history of Australia we are better prepared to share this with our colleges.

Determined to help close the gap, we, as a centre started to put in place small changes, including installing an acknowledgement plaque, holding a Harmony Day, erecting flags from the federal department, and embedding these ideas throughout our programming and observations.

We realised C&K is a big organisation and what better way to close the gap than to start doing this throughout our centres. By contacting our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representative, we were able to make contact with Hopevale Kindy. As you could imagine we were very excited that Hopevale responded. We are in the baby steps of communication but have already shared stories and achievements from both centres.

Read the PenPal letters here.

We are hoping from this connection, we as a centre will learn from Hopevale Indigenous children, about their culture and help to enlarge our knowledge and share our stories.

Events

The La Galleria dei Bambini Art Show gallery night was a wonderful night and enjoyed by everyone.  A special thank you to all the special guests and families who attended and helped to make the night such a great success. Here are some photos from the night.

                   

 

2021

Daily Fees

Kindy room (4-5 year olds)

$113

Other rooms (0-3 year olds)

Please contact us on 07 5444 5433
Enrolment fee - a one-off, non-refundable fee when you confirm your place $0

What subsidies are available?

The Australian Government helps families with the cost of childcare. For more information, please visit Services Australia.

How can flexible bookings help?

C&K offers flexible booking options, designed to help you maximise your Child Care Subsidy and access to early childhood education and care while minimising family's out-of-pocket costs. Our 9 and 10 hour sessions work in with your schedule and start once your child is signed in, not a set start and finish time. 

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us on 07 5444 5433.

How does C&K decide fees?

As a not-for-profit organisation, C&K reinvests any surplus back into our centres and programs to better achieve outcomes for all children and communities. 

We aim to keep fees affordable for families and have developed a fee system to maximise family access to available subsidies. Read more about C&K's fee policies.