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C&K QUT Gardens Point Community Childcare Centre

Operating hours

Monday - Friday

7:00am - 6:00pm

Groups 

Room 1: Babies (0 - 2 year olds) 

Room 2: Toddlers (2 - 3 year olds) 

Room 3: Kindy (3 - 5 year olds) 

Welcome

Welcome to C&K QUT Gardens Point Community Childcare Centre. 

C&K QUT Gardens Point Community Childcare Centre offers a safe, warm and flexible education and care environment for children aged six weeks to five years.

Centrally located next to QUT Garden’s Point campus and the Brisbane Botanical gardens, the centre is C&K’s only service located in the Brisbane CBD.

The professional early childhood educators, assistants and the director ensure your child receives the best care and educational program so you can feel comfortable and confident in your choice. 

At C&K Gardens Point we deliver the four essential elements needed for optimal, emotional, physical, social and intellectual growth and development in early childhood education and care:
- A nurturing, stimulating, caring and fun-filled learning environment
- Qualified teachers and early childhood educators
- Play based learning
- The involvement of parents in their child’s learning

Our early childhood curriculum C&K Building waterfalls teaching and learning guidelines ensures your child will experience many opportunities to explore, solve problems, develop friendships, imagine, use their creativity and extend their capabilities in language, literacy and numeracy. in the areas of Language, Literacy, Numeracy, the Arts and Sciences.

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K QUT Gardens Point Childcare. 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 QUT Gardens Point Childcare. 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. 

Usually C&K offers places at our childcares on a first come, first served basis. 

  1. Enrol now - please call us on 3012 8211 or email us to see if there is a place for your child.
  1. Enrol later - please click "Enrol online" button above to add your child's name to our list.  You will be redirected to an external website, where you will need to create a login and password and complete an online form. You won't be charged a fee. We will contact you when a space becomes available, by the date you added your child to our list and whether your child has been identified as a priority by the Australian government.

C&K has developed a Birth to Three approach which informs the way we care for and educate our babies and toddlers. Our philosophy for this age is to “slow down” and be in the moment with your child as they learn and explore the world. We focus on developing a deep and trusting relationship with each child.

All C&K childcare centres feature the quality C&K kindergarten program. Kindergarten, also known as pre-prep or preschool, is a program for children who are turning 4 by June 30 in the year before they attend school. C&K’s kindy programs are guided by University qualified teachers and support children’s curiosity, creativity, problem solving, resilience and real-world knowledge and skills.

At C&K we know that children do not learn in isolation, learning is a collaborative process between teachers, children and parents. The physical indoor and outdoor environment also plays a part. At C&K we believe children are competent and capable learners, and approach our education program with this in mind.

Events

C&K QUT Gardens Point Community Childcare Centre visit the Botanical Gardens as our nature space twice a week, Mondays and Fridays, with the Kindy group. 

As an extension to our curriculum we have recently introduced a nature play program for the Kindergarten children to access the Botanical Gardens on a regular basis. This is a beautiful, natural garden space within a short walk of the Child Care Centre.  Some of the children attending our centre have a connection with the Botanical Gardens, through previous excursions to the gardens. The children loved engaging with the surrounds and were very excited to be leaving the centre to explore the local community.

Outdoor learning spaces are a feature of Australian learning environments and they offer a vast array of possibilities. These spaces invite open ended interactions, spontaneity, safe-risk taking, exploration, discovery and connection with nature. They foster an appreciation of the natural environment, develop environmental awareness; and provide a platform awareness for ongoing environmental education (Early Years Learning Framework, Learning Environments pgs.15/16).

Our visits to the Botanical Gardens have provided many opportunities for children to further contemplate their relationship with nature and the local environments, beyond the early childhood centre. The visits assist in developing sensitivity towards the natural world through creating a sense of enthusiasm and wonder, while building a consciousness that they too have a role to play in the care and management of the environment.

The benefits for the children in accessing the Botanical Gardens on a regular basis are:

  • to further support their physical, social and emotional development and wellbeing ‘by actively exploring the world around them’,
  • to extend the children’s learning in a natural environment,
  • to connect with their local community and be active participants in the community,
  • to enhance the children’s environmental awareness and develop sensitivity towards the natural world, and
  • to create a ‘sense of wonder’.

Our nature space visits commenced in mid 2016. The parents and children have been enthusiastic about the introduction of these regular nature space explorations.

 

 

 

Daily Fees

Kindy Room (3-5 year olds)

$136

Other Rooms (0-3 year olds)

Please contact us on 07 3012 8211
Enrolment fee - a one-off, non-refundable fee when you confirm your place

Government subsidies may be available - if you are eligible, you may have low or no out of pocket fees. Please speak with Centrelink to find out if you are eligible.

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.