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C&K Rosalie Community Kindergarten And Preschool

Operating Hours

Monday - Friday, 8am - 6pm, open 50 weeks of the year. (Term starts on January 28, 2020.)

Groups

From 2020, we will be open until 6pm, and offer Holiday Kindy​.

Core kindergarten program: 8am - 2:08pm

Group 1A and 2A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays
Group 1B and 2B: Alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday

Extended kindergarten program available: Monday- Friday 2:08 - 6pm.

Holiday kindy will be available from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday. 

Holiday dates: 

  • 5 April - 18 April 
  • 29 June - 10 July 
  • 21 September - 2 October
  • 14 December - 25 January 2021 (Closed for two weeks over Christmas and New Year)

Welcome

C&K Rosalie Community Kindergarten respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which our service is placed. C&K Rosalie Community Kindergarten also pays our respects to all Elders past, present and emerging

Give your child a great start to their education and become a part of our Kindergarten community.

C&K helps to create a lifelong love of learning and supports’ your child’s transition into school. We provide a curriculum/play-based, pre-prep program, lead by 4 year qualified teachers. C&K Rosalie has beautiful, large landscaped gardens and inspiring indoor learning environments. Parents are an integral part of our community and are always welcome to contribute to the educational program.

Children are active collaborators and contributors to their own learning and to that of others. We value being open and sensitive to new possibilities and perspectives, and encourage the children to be kind, caring and respectful of each other as they learn how to live, play and work together harmoniously.

Our young children are capable thinkers, investigators and inquirers. They come to kindergarten with a range of prior experiences and understanding of the world them. They present with differing abilities and interest, languages, cultural heritage and traditions.

We celebrate our diversity and embrace our differences, for we are all special in our own individual way.

Additional Needs Assistants are employed as required in accordance with C&K’s policy of equity and opportunity for all children.

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K Rosalie Community Kindergarten. 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 Rosalie Community Kindergarten. 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.

Don’t miss out on a place, enrol your child today. You can:

1. Enrol now - Please call or email us. You may be able to enrol immediately if a place is available. If a place is not available, we will place your child on a waiting list.

2. Enrol later – Please click the “Enrol online" button above and fill out the form. You will be added to a queue and contacted as soon as a suitable place is available. Places are usually offered for the following year, between May and July the year before.

All C&K kindergartens feature our quality C&K kindergarten program.

Kindergarten, also known as pre-prep or preschool, is a program for children in the year before they attend school. If spaces are available, the program is also offered to 3-year olds. C&K’s kindergarten programs are guided by university-qualified teachers and support children’s curiosity, creativity, and resilience. 

At C&K we know that children do not learn in isolation, so we approach learning as a collaborative relationship between teachers, children and parents. 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. 

At C&K Rosalie the core kindergarten program is led by a university-qualified, Early Childhood Teacher: 

  • Rebecca Sowden, and
  • Emily Harper

Supported by assistant educators: Jane Patullo, Kathryn Green, and Nadyne McKinty.

There will be a half-hour overlap between the core kindergarten program lead and the extended program lead educator each day. Educators will share highlights and continuing plans for the day.

The extended program continues children’s learning into the afternoon and is led by a diploma-qualified educator and supported by an assistant educator. The extended program team will also have access to an Early Childhood Teacher. 

Your child’s learning journey is shared with you via  conversations with your child’s educators, through written documentation and through StoryPark (an app and website). 

Read more about C&K’s education program. 

News

SunSmart
C&K Rosalie is a SunSmart Centre, which means that it has a sun protection policy in line with advice from The Cancer Council Queensland. One of these important recommendations is that, when outside, children MUST wear headwear that effectively protects them from the sun.

How hats protect you
Common sites of skin damage and skin cancer are the neck, ears, temples, lips, face and nose. Wearing a broad-brimmed, legionnaire or bucket hat can help protect these areas from ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

Recommended hats
Hats should shade the whole face, neck, ears and head.

These types of hats provide excellent protection from the sun:
More information is available at The Cancer Council Queensland website:

http://www.cancerqld.org.au/

Events

 

Daily fee

Core kindy program – 5 Day Fortnight (before subsidies)

$76
5 Day Fortnight - Childcare subsidy Depends on your family's circumstances. For example if your family's subsidy is 50%, your fee is $38
5 Day Fortnight - Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS) $44

5 Day Fortnight - Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS), Concession

$11.14

Optional

Extended kindy program (before subsidies)

$40

Optional

Holiday Kindy program (before subsidies)

$110

Enrolment fee - a one-off, non-refundable fee when you confirm your place

$100

What subsidies are available?

Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

C&K Rosalie Community Kindergarten And Preschool is CCS eligible, starting in January 2020. The amount of subsidy you can get depends on your family's circumstances, please contact Centrelink.

Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS)

The Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme subsidy is available if your child is of elgible age, that is they have turned 4 by June 30 in the year they attend (see table below for more info).

QKFS Concession

The QKFS Concession subsidy is available if your child is of elgible age and you: 

  • have a valid health care card, or
  • have a valid pensioner concession card, or
  • hold a veteran’s affairs gold/white card, or
  • identify as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or South Sea Islander, or
  • have had a multiple birth (three children or more) and all children attend kindy.

What year should my child attend kindy?

This table shows the year the Queensland government recommends your child attends kindergarten. Children aged 4 years old by June 30 in the year they attend kindy are also called ‘Eligible age’ or ‘Target age’.

Year born Kindy year

1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016

2020

1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017

2021
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023

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

C&K Rosalie Community Kindergarten And Preschool educates and cares for children aged between 3 and 5 years. 

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

If you have any other questions or concerns, please email our support team or call 07 3513 2560.

How does C&K decide fees?

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.