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C&K Moorooka Community Kindergarten

Operating Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 

8.15am - 4.00pm

2018 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. The kindergarten is 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.

Here at C&K Moorooka Community Kindergarten, we embrace C&K's nationally acclaimed and highly regarded curriculum titled ‘Building Waterfalls’. This is a play based curriculum that gives emphasis to encourage children to express their own ideas in play. Children are encouraged to think flexibly and creatively as they seek solutions to conflicts and problems.

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.

The C&K Moorooka Community Kindergarten team embraces C&K's Building Waterfalls curriculum & EYLF that is a play based, emergent curriculum which encourages children to express their ideas and understanding through play. 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)

To enrol at this service the following options exist:

1. Enrol now - Please contact our Enrolments team on 1800 177 092 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 a waiting list or suggest alternatives.

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.

Which year should my child attend kindy?

Kindergarten Eligibility:

  • 2019 - Children born 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015
  • 2020 - Children born 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
  • 2021 - Children born 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
  • 2022 - Children born 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018
  • 2023 - Children born 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

C&K Building waterfalls is C&K’s early childhood curriculum framework. It is Australia’s first collaborative birth to school age curriculum framework and is universally acclaimed as inspiring and thought provoking, taking early childhood education to a new level. C&K Building waterfalls is based on enduring C&K philosophy, as well as encompassing contemporary practices and understandings of the early years and it is used by educators at every C&K service.

C&K Building waterfalls: a guideline for educators, living and learning with children aged birth to three offers all early childhood educators, whether in kindy or childcare, an approach to the earliest years of care and education based on enduring C&K philosophy, as well as encompassing contemporary practices and understandings of the early years.

C&K believes that children do not learn in isolation. It is a collaborative process. C&K Building waterfalls teaching and learning guidelines acknowledge the important role that educators, parents, guardians, other children and the physical environment play in a child’s learning. C&K Building waterfalls acknowledges children as competent and capable learners.

To read more about C&K Building waterfalls click here.

Events

2019 Events

26 & 28 March Grandparents Morning 9am - 10am
7 & 10 May Mothers Day Breakfast 7:30am - 8:15am
21 May Under 8's 9am - 11am
5 & 8 August Pyjama Day
17 & 20 September Excursion to Southbank
26 October Art & Music Festival
3 & 6 December Graduation 12pm - 4pm
9 & 12 December Uniform Day
10 & 13 December Wet and Wild at Kindy and a shared party lunch

 

 

2019 Daily Fee

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

$47.10

For 3 year olds *

$47.10

Concession

$7.15

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 2014 to 30 June 2015

2019

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 email our Enrolments Team or call 1800 177 092 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.

Are there any government rebates available?

Prior to 2 July 2018, C&K Moorooka was a registered care provider. This means you may be able to claim Child Care Benefit for Registered Care up to 1 July 2018.

From 2 July 2018, the Child Care Subsidy replaced all assistance payments, and children in kindergarten programs are no longer eligible. For more information on the Child Care Subsidy, visit the Department of Education's website.

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

If you have any other questions or concerns, please email our Enrolments Team or call 1800 177 092.

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.

2019 Statement of Fees

Group 1A 2019 Statement of Fees (PDF)

Group 1B 2019 Statement of Fees (PDF)