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

Events

    

Kindergarten Fees

The Queensland Government provides funding to make kindy free for families with eligible-age children (children turning 4 years old by 30 June in the year they attend kindy). The funding is provided directly to your centre, and if eligible, you will not pay any daily fee.

Free kindy is only available for one kindergarten group, so you may have to pay fees if your child is enrolled in two groups. For example:

  • If your child is enrolled in both kindergarten groups at one kindy.
  • If your child is enrolled in two different kindergartens. You must nominate which kindergarten will receive the funding when you enrol.
  • If your child is enrolled in a kindergarten and a childcare centre, you will only receive free kindy at the kindy and not at the childcare centre.

2024

Daily Fee

Daily fee (eligible-age children) FREE
Daily fee (non-eligible)* - 5 days a fortnight program TBC
Daily fee (non-eligible)* - 2 days a week program TBC

Other Fees

You may also have to pay an enrolment fee and membership fee. These will be one-off fees and paid before your child starts kindergarten.

2024

Fee

Enrolment fee TBC
Membership fee TBC

What if I want my 3 year old to go to kindergarten?*

Priority is given to eligible-age children but if there are places available, we are happy to have 3 year old children at kindy and attend for two years.  The subsidies do not apply for 3 year old children, and the daily fee (non-eligible) will apply. Please contact us on 07 4097 6565 for more information on fees for 3 year olds and to discuss your child and your family’s situation.

I have more questions. Who can I talk to? 

You can find more information on our Kindergarten Fees page or you can download our Fact Sheet.

Please contact us on 07 4097 6565 if you have any other questions.