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C&K Moranbah Community Kindergarten And Preschool

Operating Hours

  • 2020: Monday to Friday, 8:08am - 2:16pm
  • 2021: Monday to Friday, 8am - 6pm

2020 Groups

  • Group 1 & 2A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, 8:08am - 2:16pm 

  • Group 1 & 2B: Alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday, 8:08am - 2:16pm

  • Group 3A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, 8:08am - 2:16pm

  • Group 3B: alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday, 8:08am - 2:16pm

2021 Groups

From January 2021, we will be open until 6pm, and offer Holiday Kindy

Our core kindergarten program runs from 8am - 2:08pm, on a 5 day fortnight. You can choose either:

  • Group 1-3 A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, or

  • Group 1-3 B: Alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday

An extended kindergarten program is available from 2:09pm - 6pm, on the day your child attends the core kindergarten program. 

Holiday Kindy

Holiday Kindy will be available from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, during the Queensland School Holidays.

Welcome

Welcome to C&K Moranbah Community Kindergarten.

C&K Moranbah Community Kindergarten has been a proud member of the community for 60 years. Our nature based service works closely with the wider community to support farmers and the mental health of children. Reducing our carbon footprint is a high priority for all staff and CAG members of our service. This is evident is our continued upgrade of sustainable practice and spaces within our kindergarten yard.

We focus on teaching children to reduce, reuse and recycle. The addition of a yarning circle, fire pit, gardens, green house, water tanks and much more have allowed us to meet these goals. Nature play is a key component of our daily play and allows our children to explore their limits in a safe engaging environment

We are one of the largest C&K kindergarten's in Queensland, boasting a 132 places in total. We have three units each with two alternative groups that operate a five day fortnight program. 

We, at C&K Moranbah Community Kindergarten believe the purpose of an early childhood educational program is to have the wellbeing and holistic development of children as the core motivating force of all that we do. This means that our programme grows out of experiences which are meaningful and relevant for children to promote their physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth, while expressing their specific interests, needs and abilities with respect for their cultural background.

In 2015 our service received four meeting exception and three exceeding expectations in the assessment and rating process. These results are a credit to the hard work and passion of our amazing educators

Child-Led Learning 

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

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 a 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

Recently, C&K Moranbah celebrated the Moranbah Hero May Day Fair. Parents made play dough and lucky dips that were for sale. The children painted and drew pictures of their heroes to create our bunting for the stall. We also did face painting, here are some photos from the fantastic day we had!

                         

The director Rebecca Norman and one of their lead educators, Crystal Cairns participated in McHappy Day in Moranbah on the 12th of November - such a fun day!

   

2020

Daily Fee

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

up to $37.30

For 3 year olds *

$37.30

Concession

up to $4.44

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

$100

 

2021

Daily fee

Core kindy program – 5 Day Fortnight (before subsidies)

$70
5 Day Fortnight - Child Care subsidy Depends on your Child Care Subsidy entitlements. Please email us for a quote.
5 Day Fortnight - Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS) $39.90

5 Day Fortnight - Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS), Concession

tbc

Optional

Extended kindy program (before subsidies)

$35

Optional

Holiday Kindy program (before subsidies)

$100

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

$100

Read more information about enrolment and fees.

What subsidies are available?

Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

C&K Moranbah Community Kindergarten And Preschool is applying to be CCS eligible, starting in January 2021. The amount of subsidy you can get depends on your family's circumstances, please contact Centrelink.

Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS)

The Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme subsidy is available if your child is of elgible age, that is they have turned 4 by June 30 in the year they attend (see table below for more info).

QKFS Concession

The QKFS Concession subsidy is available if your child is of elgible 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.

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
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024

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

C&K Moranbah Community Kindergarten And Preschool educates and cares for children aged between 3 and 5 years. 

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

If you have any other questions or concerns, please email our support team or call 07 3513 2560.

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.