Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8.15am - 4.00pm
Group 1A: Monday - Tuesday, 8:18am - 4:00pm
Group 1B: Thursday - Friday, 8:18am - 4:00pm
C&K Moorooka Community Kindergarten is a purpose-built kindergarten, proudly "Exceeding" the National Quality Standards.
We are located in a multicultural area, right behind Moorooka State School. We have a close relationship with the school and regularly use the library and facilities, which helps ease the transition to school for both children and families.
We're for children
At C&K Moorooka Community kindergarten, your child will:
Be immersed in nature
We explore how to climb trees and jump, safely, and help children build resilience and assess risks. Our mud pit is a popular area where we focus on STEM.
Be part of a community
We work in partnership with Moorooka State School and our local community.
We are proud to be inclusive and offer an indoor/outdoor learning program to children of all abilities and cultures so they can participate in their own way.
Create and experiment
We use AUSLAN as part of our program for greetings, songs and music. We have an artist-in-residence and annual art and music festival showcasing our work.
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 read our 2018 Centre Philosophy (PDF)