C&K Ravenshoe Community Kindergarten | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

C&K Ravenshoe Community Kindergarten

Operating Hours

7.45am - 3.30pm

Thursdays and Fridays.

Welcome

Hello and welcome to Ravenshoe Kindergarten and Playgroup. Our centre strives to create a safe, nurturing, natural learning environment that recognises the value of play as a catalyst for children's learning. We welcome and respect the uniqueness of each child and their family. We endeavour to make all children and their families feel welcomed and appreciated. We affirm and foster meaningful partnerships with families and the local community. We embrace the heartfelt belief that all children have the right to be treated with loving kindness, dignity and respect.

Ravenshoe Kindergarten aims to provide each and every child with a safe, nurturing, flexible learning environments based on free and self initiated play. Our Educational program aims to allow opportunities to develop self-esteem, independence, curiosity, creativity, cooperation, friendship and tolerance.

The staff at Ravenshoe Kindergarten would like to extend a warm welcome to all the children and families attending Kindergarten this year. We hope that your Child's year here with us is a very happy and exciting one for all of us as we work collaboratively in helping your child develop a natural curiosity for learning and a sense of belonging and self confidence. At Ravenshoe Kindergarten we offer a unique, educational program that supports your child to develop socialisation, communication and early numeracy and literacy skills under the guidance and care of our Early Childhood teachers.

Each C&K Kindergarten has a Director and a team of Early Childhood teaching professionals dedicated to your child's care and education. Our team records how your child learns, interacts and participates so that parents and families can share in and contribute to their child's ongoing learning journey. 

Ravenshoe Kindergarten's staff look forward to meeting you.

Note from the Director

My name is Karen Muller and I am the Director/Teacher here at Ravenshoe Kindergarten. I have worked here since January 2008 as and educator. I have completed studying my Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) (BEDEC1) through the University of New England.

I have worked as an educator since 1990, with children aged 3-5 years throughout NSW and QLD in different preschools and kindergartens. I have also worked in several home-based care situations with children aged 3-12 years. I had break in early childhood in 2000 however returned in 2008 to a position at the Ravenshoe Limited Hours Childcare Centre where at the same time was working at the kindy. 

My interests are walking, swimming, gardening, spectating 4WD racing and storytelling. I live with my husband; Marcel and our two dogs; Peppa and Scruffy. 

My qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching (BEDEC1) 
  • Diploma of Children's Services (CHC50908) at the C&K College of Early Childhood (2014)
  • Certificate 3 in Children's Services (CHC30402) at the ABC National Institute of Early Childhood Education (2009)
  • Completed (3 years) Associate Diploma of Social Sciences (Child Studies) (8932) at NSW Meadowbank TAFE (1997)
  • Current QLD Blue Card, First Aid Certificate, CPR, Anaphylaxis/Asthma certification

Enrol now!

Please register your intent for your child to attend this kindergarten as soon as possible from any age (0-5 years). We are only licensed to accept a maximum of 22 children.

To enrol at this service:

  1. Drop in to our centre any Thursday or Friday between 8:30am – 2:30pm (during school terms) or call (07) 4097 6565 during those times to ask about enrolling your child and to pick up the paperwork you need; or;
  2. You can download and complete the wait list application form for your child as soon as they are born, and either email it to ravenshoekindycnk@bigpond.com, post it, or drop it off. Once your application is received, we may contact you to discuss your application which may include a request for further information and / or clarification. We will contact you when a position becomes available; or;
  3. If your child has already turned three and the Director offers your child a place, you can download and complete the enrolment booklet and either email it to ravenshoekindycnk@bigpond.com, post it, or drop it off.

Which year should my child attend kindy?

  • Children born 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 - 2023
  • Children born 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 - 2024
  • Children born 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 - 2025
  • Children born 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022 - 2026

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, which complements both The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF) and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG), and embraces the vision that all children experience learning that is engaging, inclusive, and builds self confidence and self-esteem. EYLF identifies five Learning Outcomes as fundamental to the wellbeing, engagement, and success of all children:

  • Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
  • Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
  • Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators

The National Quality Framework (NQF) is designed to deliver higher standards of education and care in the areas that impact on a child's development. Ravenshoe Kindergarten gives children the best start in life and learning through positive learning outcomes and works in partnership with families and communities.

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 have 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 to and meaningful for your child.

Your child’s learning journey is shared with you via conversations with your child’s educators and through written documentation in your centre.

Read more about C&K’s education program.

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For more information, please refer to our 2023 Statement of Fees (PDF) and Funding Essentials Guide (PDF) or call our wonderful staff on (07) 4097 6565 for any enrolment enquiries.