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C&K Oaks Beach Community Kindergarten

Operating Hours 

Thursday & Friday

8:00am - 3:42pm

Our Groups

Group 1B: Thursday & Friday  8:00am - 3:42pm

Welcome

Welcome to C&K Oaks Beach 

The first five years of a child’s life are vital in helping form who they will be as adults. C&K knows and understands this very well having played a part in the lives of more than a million children over the past century in Queensland.

We are a high quality provider of early education and care and we are thrilled that you are considering C&K for your child.

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K Oaks Beach. Our teaching team tailor each day’s learning taking into account the interests of the children in the group. The spacious environment at our kindy is thoughtfully planned and well resourced. There is a focus on music, drama, literature and visual arts and time spent discovering the natural environment outdoors.

Community Spirit 

Community spirit is important to us at C&K Oaks Beach. We foster our 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. 

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

1. Enrol now - Please call us on 07 4159 4566. 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.

News

Events

A delivery came for the kindy children, a mysterious and very beautiful egg.

It was found at Mon Repo and is visiting lots of children in Bundaberg. What is inside is unknown and has already begun some curious conversations guessing what is inside….chickens, dinosaur, turtle, dolphin??

The kindy children brainstormed their own rules for caring for this ‘surprise’, shared our own ‘Acknowledgement to country’, sung some favourite songs, read stories and touched it lovingly hoping it would hatch today! Aboriginal landowner Dorothy Brown, Aunty Lester (Woorabar Elder) came to see the egg arrive by Aboriginal friend James. Angela and Barbie came too and we all felt so important being the first to see this amazing Indigenous egg at C&K Coral Coast Community Kindergarten, Burnett Heads.

The egg is part of the ‘Paint Bundy Read’ and is a ‘Reading egg’. The more it is read to, rhymed to, sung to, talked to and cared for, the more it will grow. Organised by Bundaberg regional Libraries, First 5Forever and the Family and Baby network, the thinking behind the ‘Reading egg’ project is to promote daily conversations, reading, hugging, singing for parents/adults to do with their child. Research tells us that the first three years of life are crucial for brain development as new connections and pathways are formed which lays an important foundation for language development, including reading and good self-esteem.

You can follow the egg’s adventures on Facebook pages: Bundaberg regional Libraries and Wide Bay Kids @BundyLib and WideBayKids.

 

                  

2020

Daily Fee

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

up to $37.36

For 3 year olds *

$44.60

Concession

up to $3.53

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

$0

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 4159 4566.

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.