Monday - Friday
6:30am - 6:15pm
Room 1: Babies (0-2 year olds)
Room 2: Pre-Kindy (2-3 year olds)
Room 3: Kindy (3-5 year olds)
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.
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 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.