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C&K Moorooka Community Kindergarten

Operating Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 

8.15am - 4.00pm

2019 Groups

Group 1A: Monday - Tuesday, 8:18am - 4:00pm

Group 1B: Thursday - Friday, 8:18am - 4:00pm

Welcome

C&K Moorooka Community Kindergarten is a purpose built kindergarten, proudly "Exceeding" the National Quality Standards.

We are located in a multicultural area, situated behind Moorooka State School in Blomfield Street. Since we are in close proximity to Moorooka State School, the kindergarten uses the school library and other facilities, which helps ease the transition to school for both children and families.

Waiting lists are growing, so it is advised that you put your child on the waiting list today by completing the online form or by visiting our service.

Philosophy

The team at C&K Moorooka Community Kindergarten believe that children are competent, capable and unique individuals. They bring to the centre a wonderful zest of life and lots of knowledge. Our interactions with the children will reflect respect while engaging them intellectually, emotionally and offering them many opportunities for investigation & building creative thought during their play. We provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment where children can make choices and express their thoughts and ideas.

The children have the opportunity to develop empathy and forming trusting relationships with other children and adults. They develop skills to sustain friendships and play including listening and negotiating skills and are able to express what it means to be a friend.

We believe parents are the most important teacher for their child. We focus on collaborative relationships with families that are fundamental to achieving quality outcomes for children and community partnerships that are based on active communication, consultation and collaboration.

Play provides the opportunity for children to absorb essential skills socially, intellectually and emotionally and to gain a sense of belonging in the community. We consider the natural environments as a tool to provide a sense of joy and instil a love of learning. The children have many opportunities to respond to the beauty of the natural world in our environment that is aesthetically pleasing.

As a community of learners, we respectfully acknowledge the traditionally owners of the land (Turbul and Jaggera) on which our kindergarten is placed, along with the multicultural and diverse community and the wider world. We are involved with the local school, for example we collaborate an event for under 8's week and we regularly visit the library and the prep room to encourage a smooth transition from kindergarten to school. This allows the children to build relationships and trust with the prep teachers.

As advocates for Early Childhood Education, the team at C&K Moorooka Community Kindergarten ensures that C&K policies are followed and staff are engaged in ongoing learning and critical reflection. C&K Moorooka Community Kindergarten employs passionate, qualified and experienced educators. We are committed to continuous improvement and professional ethical conduct.

Moorooka Community Kindergarten lives C&K's mission statement: "where children come first" by ensuring our children receive the highest quality education and care possible. We also believe that C&K's purpose is "to maximise children's life outcomes and guide their learning journey"

For more information, please refer to the 2018 Centre Philosophy (PDF)

Don’t miss out on a place, enrol your child today. You can:

1. Enrol now  Please call or email us. You may be able to enrol immediately if a place is available. If a place is not available, we will place your child on our waiting list.

2. Enrol later  Please click the “Enrol online” button above and fill out the form. You will be added to a queue and contacted as soon as a suitable place is available. Places are usually offered for the following year, between May and July the year before.

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 can 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. 

All C&K centres feature Listening and Learning Together: The C&K Curriculum Approach. The learning outcomes in our approach align with both The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF), and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG).

Our approach 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, through written documentation in your centre and through StoryPark (an app and website). 

Read more about C&K's education program.

Events

Play and stay for 2020 families

Tuesday 3rd March 2019 Reunion

 4.00pm – 5:00pm

Wednesday 18th March Parent Information (CAG) night

 6:00pm

 

 

Tuesday 5th May Mother’s Day Breakfast

 Group A 7:15am

Friday 8th Mother’s Day Breakfast

 Group B 7:15am

 

 

Friday 19th June Disco

 5:45pm

 

 

Tuesday 28th July & Friday 31st July

 PJ Day

 

 

Tuesday 11th & Friday 14th Grandparents Day

 9:30am – 10:30am

 

 

Tuesday 1st September Fathers/Special Persons night

 6:00pm – 7:00pm Both  Groups

Art and Music Festival with 10-year Birthday celebration for Moorooka Kindy 

 10:00am – 2:00pm

 

 

Wednesday 28th October 2021 Parent Information night

 6:00pm

 

 

Tuesday 1st December - Celebration of Learning

TBC Group A

Friday 4th - Celebration of Learning

TBC Group B

 

Daily Fee

For children turning 4 by June 30 of the year attending*

up to $50.00

For 3 year olds *

$50

Concession

up to $8.92

Enrolment fee - a one-off, non-refundable fee when you confirm your place

$100

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 2015 to 30 June 2016

2020

1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017

2021
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023

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

If there are spaces, we are happy to have three year olds at kindy, who can come for 2 years. Please contact us to discuss your child and your family’s situation.

Can I get the concession rate?

The concession is funded by the Queensland and Australian governments. You can get the concession if your child is of eligible age and you:

  • have a valid health care card, or
  • have a valid pensioner concession card, or
  • hold a veteran’s affairs gold/white card, or
  • identify as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or South Sea Islander, or
  • have had a multiple birth (three children or more) and all children attend kindy.

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us on 07 3392 7306.

How does C&K decide fees?

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

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