C&K QUT Kelvin Grove Community Childcare Centre | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

C&K QUT Kelvin Grove Community Childcare Centre

Operating Hours

Monday - Friday

7:00am - 6:00pm

Rooms 

Room 1: Babies (6 weeks - 15 months) 

Room 2: Toddlers (15 months - 2.5 year olds) 

Room 3: Junior (2 - 3 year olds)

Room 4: Pre-kindy (2 -4 year olds) 

Room 5: Kindy (3 - 5 year olds) 

Welcome

Welcome to C&K QUT Kelvin Grove.

Our centre is a 5 room, Long Day Care (LDC) service with a LDC funded kindergarten program.

The service provides care and education for families who attend and work at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), people who work in the city and Kelvin Grove and inner city residents. We have a very multicultural service, with many of our families from a cultural and linguistically diverse back ground. This diversity enriches our centre as we incorporate into the service the families and educators culture and language through experiences, displays, songs, pedagogical approaches to our educational practice and ways of doing.

We have strong links with QUT and Kelvin Grove (urban village) community. We have worked with the university on a number of projects including our art show and assisting trialling new and innovative technology developed for early childhood education by university departments. In previous art shows students have assisted us from the development of the art show to assisting of the night. We have a strong parent group who are very involved and supportive of our projects and fundraisers, and invest a lot of their own time for the overall benefit of our service.

We are very fortunate to have an outdoor space that allows us to explore, discover and provide opportunities for children to take safe risks.  We have recently been successful in our application for the gambling grant which has allowed us to improve and extend on our outdoor space for the children.

We feel very proud about our centre and being able to share the results of our strong and collaborative relationships with our community.

Queensland Government Approved Program  

We offer a unique kindergarten program based on our own internationally-recognised teaching guidelines - ‘Building waterfalls’. Our government approved program is centred around a living and learning community that values children as competent and capable individuals. This play-based curriculum helps children to socialise, build confidence, develop communication and early literacy and numeracy skills to ensure your child is school ready.

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K QUT Kelvin Grove. 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 Kelvin Grove. 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 3352 4956 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 childcares 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.

Open Week 2019

Come and experience a day at C&K QUT Kelvin Grove!

Let your child engage with our nurturing educators and see how their days will be filled with loving care and wonder.

Discover how our birth to three programs encourage children to experience hands-on active play in our inviting indoor and outdoor spaces.

Our environments provide a both stimulating areas to explore and calming spaces where they enjoy quiet uninterrupted play.

See how our open-ended resources will spark your child's imagination and are perfectly designed for their age and stage of development.

Your child will leave with their own special gift bag from us!

When

  • Saturday 7 September 2019 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Where

9 School Street
Kelvin Grove QLD 4059

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.

C&K Kelvin Grove's daily fees are:

  • Kindy Room (3-5 year olds): $115.00
  • Other Rooms (0-3 year olds): please contact us

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

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