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C&K Paddington Kindergarten

Operating Hours 

2019: Monday - Friday, 8:40am - 3 pm, closed Queensland state school holidays

2020: Monday - Friday, 8:15am - 6 pm, open 50 weeks of the year

Groups

2019

Group 1A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, 8:44am - 2:52pm

Group 1B: alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday, 8:44am - 2:52pm

Group 2A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, 8:44am - 2:52pm

Group 2B: alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday, 8:44am - 2:52pm

2020

Core kindergarten program: 8:15  - 2:23pm

  • Group 1A and 2A : Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays
  • Group 1B and 2B: Alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday

Extended kindergarten program available: Monday- Friday  2:23 - 6 pm on the day your child attends the core kindergarten program.

Holiday kindy will also be available.

Welcome 

C&K Paddington Community Kindergarten, a branch C&K service and  is one of Brisbane’s best kept secrets. Tucked away in tranquil Charlotte Street, in the heart of Paddington, and as a result of community parents hard work, it opened its doors in 1916 as a crèche and kindergarten. C&K celebrated 100 years of operation in 2016.

During the last 100 years the kindergarten has responded to changing community needs. An example of it’s community response was in 1919 when Brisbane was in the grips of the flu epidemic, when it cared for children as a child care service, 24 hours per day for three months as parents stricken by the flu, were unable to care for their own children. In the 70’s and 80’s, it also operated a bus service to collect and return home it’s young kindergartners and preschoolers, when the service provided an educational program for our local indigenous population.

As the area changed and the needs of the community changed so too did C&K Paddington. Today C&K Paddington provides two units with two groups within each unit.

C&K Paddington is housed in two beautiful, spacious buildings in the traditional Queensland style and thanks to successive grants from the Community Gambling Benefit Fund, the children enjoy a new exterior paint job to unit one, filtered water, new shade sails in the playground, a new play structure and recent upgrades to our attractive playground including a dry creek bed and bridges which lend themselves to all manner of creative play and a beautiful garden that has been designed to excite all the senses. We have been successful yet again in 2009 and in 2010 unit two will enjoy new flooring thanks to the generosity of the Gambling community benefit fund.

C&K Paddington embraces C&K’s nationally acclaimed and highly regarded curriculum entitled Building waterfalls - a play based curriculum which gives emphasis to encouraging children to express their own ideas and understandings in play and through the visual and performing arts. In the process of representation, as they play with others, engage with materials and ideas, children’s language and social abilities are fostered. They are encouraged to think flexibly and creatively as they seek solutions to conflicts and problems.


Centre Philosophy

We value each child who travels with us for a while, as a unique individual - one who comes to us with many talents, competencies and endless possibilities.

Working together with parents we will listen to, nurture, respect and guide each child to grow in understanding and responsibility to be an active, participating citizen in life. We firmly believe in the potential of an interested adult in a child's life to foster curiosity, skills in observation, a desire to learn, and to encourage and provide opportunities for investigation.

Working together with parents we will listen to, nurture, respect and guide each child to grow in understanding and responsibility to be an active, participating citizen in life. We firmly believe in the potential of an interested adult in a child's life to foster curiosity, skills in observation, a desire to learn, and to encourage and provide opportunities for investigation.

We strongly believe that ...

"Authentic experiences generate real understandings".

C&K Paddington embraces C&K’s Building waterfalls curriculum which is a play based, emergent and co-constructed curriculum giving emphasis to encouraging children to express and transform their ideas and understandings in play and the many languages of children. Children are encouraged to represent their own world in order to learn about and understand their world. In the process of representation, as they actively play and interact with others, engage with a rich variety of materials and ideas, children’s language and social abilities are fostered. They are encouraged to think flexibly and creatively as they seek solutions to conflicts and problems. Children are empowered to make their own decisions and choices. They have many opportunities to respond to the beauty and order of the natural world, in an environment that is aesthetically appealing, offering opportunities for encounters of all kinds (social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual). Most significantly, children learn best when they have available to them a knowledgeable and informed adult, capable of engaging them intellectually as well as emotionally, and who is in turn capable of being engaged intellectually and emotionally by them.

Unit 2 inclusion brochure

To contact Unit 2 email: paddington2@candk.asn.au

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.

Open Week 2019

Come and experience a morning at C&K Paddington!

Let your child engage with our professional and nurturing educators, as they explore our indoor and outdoor spaces.

Our environments are designed to spark curiosity, ignite imaginations and build confidence.

Talk to our educators to discover how we focus on children being powerful learners and how STEM, literacy, cooperation and resilience are the foundations of our play-based philosophy.

Learn more about our accredited kindergarten program and how it will provide your child with a lifelong love of learning and prepare for them for a successful transition to school.

When

  • Tuesday 3 September 2019 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Friday 6 September 2019 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Where

12 Charlotte Street
Paddington QLD 4064

 

2019 Daily Fee

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

up to $41.50

For 3 year olds *

$41.50

Concession

up to $8.64

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

$100

2020 Extended program- before subsidies*

This fee is per session, in addition to your core kindergarten program, for example 2.23-6pm.

$40

2020 Holiday kindy program - before subsidies*

$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?

C&K Paddington takes children aged between 3 and 5 years. Priority will be given to children who are turning 4 by June 30 in the year they attend.

*Can I get CCS (Child Care Sudsidy)?

C&K Paddington is applying to the Australian government to be CCS eligible, starting in January 2020. The extended hours program may be eligible for CCS. Core kindergarten programs are not eligible for CCS.

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 Paddington 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 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.

2019 Statement of Fees

2019 Statement of Fees (PDF)

 

At C&K we consistently strive to listen to and meet the changing needs of families. We may offer additional hours for children attending this centre at a fee which may attract additional subsidy charges.  Please do not hesitate to contact us or your centre director for further information.