C&K Mossman Community Kindergarten | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

C&K Mossman Community Kindergarten

Operating Hours 

Monday - Thursday

8:30am - 4:12pm 

Mossman C&K runs for 40 weeks per year, during the school terms.

We are located on 9 Foxton Avenue (just before Foxton Bridge) Our centre has stimulating indoor and outdoor environments that offer a range of opportunities for children to learn through play.

2020 Groups

Group 1A: Monday - Tuesday, 8:30am - 4:12pm

Group 1B: Wednesday - Thursday, 8:30am - 4:12pm

2021 Groups

Group 1A: Monday - Tuesday, 8:30am - 4:12pm

Group 1B: Thursday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:12pm

Welcome

We offer a play based program for 3-5 year olds, which helps to develop confident and competent learners and school readiness. We are situated in the heart of the rainforest with the creek and sugarcane literally on our doorstep. This location ensures that we are continually inspired by nature, which weaves naturally into our interests and learning program. Sustainability and caring for each other and our environment is something that flows through our community and is embedded in our teaching, learning, investigating and philosophy.  

Feel free to call in and visit us.

Teaching Team

Our staff team are passionate and enthusiastic and would love the opportunity to work with your children. Tammy Millar is the Early Childhood Teacher and holds an ACEQA accredited BA Primary Education Degree (specialising in Early Childhood). Tammy is closely supported by her co-educator Kathy Girgenti (Cert 3). As an educator team, we have considerable experience and a natural creativity for extending learning opportunities. Di Laing supports the teaching team in an admin role on Thursdays. 
 
Please call us to arrange a visit: 9.30am - 10.30am is a great time slot for a visit, as it will give you a great introduction to our program.

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K Mossman. 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, science, nature, literature and sustainability. We allocate plenty of time for outdoor play, investigation and discovery.

Community Spirit 

Community spirit is important to us at C&K Mossman. We foster strong ties to the local community by encouraging parent involvement in the daily operations of the kindergarten. We partake in community events and love connecting with local businesses and groups around us.

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

1. Enrol now - Please call us on [candk:phone]. 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.

2020

Daily Fee

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

up to $41.66

For 3 year olds *

$48.90

Concession

up to $7.83

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

$50

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 4098 1880.

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.