C&K QUT Gardens Point Community Childcare Centre | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

C&K QUT Gardens Point Community Childcare Centre

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Friday, 7:00am to 6:00pm

Rooms

  • Room 1: Babies (0 to 2 year olds) 
  • Room 2: Pre-kindy (2 to 3 year olds) 
  • Room 3: Kindy (3 to 5 year olds)

Location

We are centrally located next to QUT Garden’s Point campus and the Brisbane Botanical gardens.

Welcome to C&K QUT Gardens Point

At C&K QUT Gardens Point Community Childcare Centre, we welcome children from 0 to 5 years old and provide care and early learning five days a week from 7:00am to 6:00pm.

C&K QUT Gardens Point Community Childcare Centre offers a safe, warm and flexible education and care environment. 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

Inclusions

  • Flexible booking options (read more).
  • Storypark
  • C&K Hat
  • C&K Shirt (kindergarten children)
  • Nappies and wipes
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Food provided (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)
  • Regular community visits

Infant and Toddler Approach

At C&K we are exploring new approaches for the educators that care for and educate our littlest people at C&K childcare centres. The Infant and Toddler approach, which we have developed, is all about being in the moment with your child. Our philosophy for this age group is to “slow down” and be in the moment with your child to allow them the opportunity to learn and discover at their own pace. We are focused on spending one-on-one time with babies and toddlers and developing deep and trusting relationships with each individual child.

Child-Led Learning 

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

Book a Tour

We welcome you and your child to come and visit and explore our centre. Please contact us directly to confirm a suitable time.

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Don't miss out on a place, enrol your child today.

Complete our enrolment enquiry form to add your child's name to our waiting list for free. Places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis so get in early to secure your place.

We will contact you when a place is available for your child. To learn more about the enrolment process, please click here.

Enrolment enquiry

C&K has developed a Infant and Toddler 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 deliver C&K's Quality 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 government-approved and led by experienced and university qualified teachers. Our program supports 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, educators, children and families. At C&K we believe children are powerful learners, active citizens, thinkers and theorisers - this is at the heart of our early childhood curriculum. We've designed our indoor and outdoor spaces to ignite imaginations and nurture healthy minds and bodies. 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 and care journey is shared with you via  conversations with your child’s educators, through written documentation and through StoryPark (an app and website).

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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.

 

Childcare Fees

2023-2024

Daily Fees

Nursery room

Up to $164.50

Toddler room

Up to NA

Pre-kindy room

Up to $158.00

Kindy room

Up to $151.50

In 2024 you may be eligible for 15 hours per week free.

Enrolment fee - a one-off, non-refundable fee when you confirm your enrolment $100
Discounts may apply in certain circumstances. Speak to your Centre Director for more information.
 

Rooms and age groups

Most C&K childcare centres follow the below age groups for each room, but this may vary between centres:  

  • Nursery: 6 weeks to 18 months
  • Toddlers: 18 months to 2 years old
  • Pre-kindy: 2 to 3 years old
  • Kindy: 3 to 5 years old

What subsidies are available?

The Australian Government helps eligible families with the cost of childcare via the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). For more information, please visit Services Australia.

The Queensland Government also provides funding for eligible-aged children (children turning 4 by 30 June, in the year they attend a kindy program), attending a centre delivering a government-approved kindergarten program. If eligible, you could receive up 15 hours of free kindy per week.

How can flexible bookings help?

C&K offers flexible booking options, designed to help eligible families access and maximise the CCS, and minimise out-of-pocket fees. Our 9 and 10 hours sessions work in with your schedule and start once your child is signed in, not a set start and finish time.

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

You can find more informaton on our Childcare Fees page.

Please contact us on 07 3012 8211 if you have any other questions.