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C&K Napranum Early Childhood Centre

Program Hours

Monday to Wednesday, 8:30am - 2.30pm

Thursday to Friday, 8:30am - 12.30pm 

Welcome

At Napranum Early Childhood Centre, we pride ourselves in acknowledging and respecting the culture, background and history of each individual child and their families. We want to ensure that each of these individual needs are respected and considered in all aspects of our service.

We believe that children learn best through play and need to develop an understanding and respect for themselves and others. Our staff achieve this by:

  • Providing appropriate materials that consider age and development
  • Ensuring we have a stimulating and responsive indoor and outdoor environment
  • Facilitating learning about our community and the surroundings through excursions and discussions
  • Providing a safe and secure environment that offers acceptable challenges and risk in play
  • Role modelling respectful behaviour
  • Promoting children's confidence, resilience, sense of wellbeing and identity within a stimulating, rich and responsive environment
  • Acknowledging each child as an individual
  • Allowing each child to complete activities at their own pace
  • Ensuring that the children develop a sense of being, becoming and belonging within the immediate environment and the wider community

We believe families are a child's first place of learning and are critically important in the education of their children. Our staff work to achieve this by:

  • Encouraging and supporting parents in their role
  • Involving and respecting parents' ideas when planning
  • Acknowledging parents are an important source of information about each child's needs
  • Ensuring parents always feel welcome to spend time with their child at Napranum Early Childhood Centre

We believe our staff are an integral link in the successful partnership of a child's development and education. Our staff work to achieve this by:

  • Ensuring each staff members skills and ability are acknowledged and supported through a range of specific professional development activities
  • Working together to share ideas and support each other
  • Acknowledge and recognise duty of care towards the children at Napranum Early Childhood Centre

We believe the community are important partners, including parents and staff, in promoting the wellbeing of children at Napranum Early Childhood Centre. Our staff work to achieve this by:

  • Encouraging involvement and support of community in all areas of the Napranum Early Childhood Centre through actively liaising with organisations in the community to maintain the relationship 

For more information about our centre, please refer to the Parent Handbook

Great Start to Kindergarten Pre-kindy Program 2022 

C&K has been successful in securing funding from the Queensland Department of Education for the Great Start to Kindergarten Pre-kindy Program. This program provides funding for community kindergartens selected by the Department to offer no-cost or low-cost three-year-old programs in terms 3 and 4 in 2022. 

To be eligible for the funding, children need to have turned three by 30 June 2022. 

Napranum Early Childhood Centre is offering a Pre-kindy in a kindergarten program for three-year-olds in terms 3 and 4, 2022. 

Please contact the National Translating and Interpreting Service to support families with enrolments, inclusion, and medical needs forms. This service provides clarity to help remove language barriers that impact the child's needs.  

Pre-kindy in a kindergarten program 

Three-year-old children will attend the existing high-quality community kindergarten program alongside four-year-olds, which will complement and extend children's learning at home. It also provides learning opportunities that are not always readily available in a home context – including building relationships with teachers and learning to cooperate with peers in a group environment. 

Attending this program in terms 3 and 4, 2022 will provide children with opportunities to learn alongside older children and provide an individualised and developmentally appropriate approach. 

Please contact us for more information or to enrol and secure your child’s place. 

Waiting list procedure

We have vacancies! Please drop in to our centre Monday to Friday between 8:30am - 2:30pm or call 07 4069 7336 to ask about enrolling your child.

Alternatively, you can download the waiting list application form and either email it to our centre or drop it in.

For enrolment, please download the enrolment booklet.

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 may be able to 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. 

Our curriculum approach, Listening and Learning Together, aligns with both The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF), and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG).

It 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 and through written documentation in your centre, and in some centres through StoryPark (an app and website). 

Read more about C&K's education program.

News

“Walking on Country” helps children explore the world that connects them with their past to influence, and guide and direct learning opportunities for the future. “Walking on Country” supports our children’s rights to educational experiences that are within their own community and cultural contexts and will enable our children to build upon this knowledge to promote rich learning opportunities.

 

Events

Every day is Open Day at Napranum Early Childhood Centre! 

Come and meet our Early Childhood Educators any day, Monday to Friday between 8.30am - 2.30pm. 

Have a stay and play date with your child by prior arrangement with our lovely teachers - please call 07 4069 7336 to arrange a suitable time. 

For ALL eligible aged children (turning/ turned 4yo by 30 June) with SEIFA subsidy applied:

  • 3 days per week fee (Mon-Wed) $22.50 per day
  • 2 days per week fee (Thurs-Fri) $20 per day

To equal a total weekly rate of $107.50

Mon- Wed program is discounted for ALL eligible age children, thanks to a subsidy from the Queensland Government. 

For eligible aged children (turning/ turned 4 yo by 30 June) with a health care card /pensioner card, triplets, or identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (with SEIFA and QKFS Plus Kindy subsidy applied):

  • 3 days per week fee (Mon-Wed) $5.50 per day
  • 2 days per week fee (Thurs-Fri) $20 per day

To equal a total weekly rate of $56.50

The Mon-Wed program is discounted as above thanks to a subsidy from the Queensland Government which applies to Health Care Card Holders, Pension /Veteran card Holders and those whom identifies as Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander.

A $30.00 enrolment fee is to be paid, however this includes a hat, sheets and library bag.

For more information, please speak to your centre director or refer to our 2022 Statement of Fees (PDF)