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C&K Seven Hills Community Kindergarten

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Friday, 8:15am to 6:15pm, 50 weeks a year
  • 2022 - term starts on 24 January 2022
  • Please click here to download the 2022 kindy calendar.

Groups

Please see below for our Core Kindergarten program groups.  You can choose either:

  • Group 1A: MondayTuesday, and alternate Wednesdays, 8:15am to 2:23pm, or
  • Group 1B: Thursday, Friday, and alternate Wednesdays, 8:15am to 2:23pm, or
  • Group 2A: Monday, Tuesday, and alternate Wednesdays, 8:15am to 2:23pm, or
  • Group 2B: Thursday, Friday, and alternate Wednesdays 8:15am to 2:23pm

In addition to the Core Kindergarten program, you can enrol your child in our Extended Hours Kindergarten program from 2:24pm to 6:15 pm on the days your child attends core kindy.

Holiday Kindy is available from 8:15am to 6:15pm, Monday to Friday during the Queensland School Holidays.

You can learn more about the Extended Hours Kindergarten Program here.

Welcome

Welcome to C&K Seven Hills Community Kindergarten.

We offer quality education and care for pre-prep children. We are a dedicated kindergarten that offer a structured program, while allowing time for play.

We are located on Seven Hills State School grounds, tucked in a natural bush setting near the school oval, behind the tennis courts. We have a close relationship with the school and take part in many of their school events including sports days and under 8's day. Together with Seven Hills State School, we provide a transition to school program throughout term 4 with regular visits to the school to spend time with the prep students and explore the library.

We have a strong focus on nature play, developing environmental awareness, developing independence and resilience, cooperative learning and early literacy and numeracy whilst supporting each child in their social and emotional development. Each educator instils routine and structure into the daily program, providing regular opportunities for whole group reflective learning. 
 
There is a vast array of learning opportunities for the children to explore their potential through the arts, cooking, numeracy, literacy, tinkering and engineering, manual construction, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), science and nature exploration. At C&K Seven Hills, each child is encouraged and supported to become and educational risk taker with the confidence to explore multiple disciplines for maximum learning opportunities. 
 
As a team of educator's, our current focus is on early science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning and we are working towards becoming a certified 'little scientist house'. Through the provision of open ended resources and learning opportunities the children are encouraged to ask questions, seek answers, share ideas and develop a deeper understanding of STEM which improves cognition and develops higher order thinking processes in young children.

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K Seven Hills 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 Seven Hills Community Kindergarten. We foster our strong ties to the local community by encouraging parent input and involvement in the daily operations of the kindergarten and programming decisions. We often hold and partake in community events and love connecting with local businesses and groups around us. Throughout the year, the children learn about our traditional ancestors and Indigenous perspectives through appreciation and respect for the land. They engage in many outdoor learning opportunities such as sustainability, gardening and growing and process art experiences. 

Additional Information on Enrolment and Fees

For more detailed information about enrolment and fees please click here.

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

Enrol now to add your child's name to our waiting list (free). 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.

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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 2016 to 30 June 2017

2021
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025

 

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. 

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

In 2019, we became a certified Little Scientists House highlighting our excellence in delivering a STEM based learning program.

STEM learning is the foundation for critical thinking, problem solving, reflexive thinking, inquiry and co-constructive learning. Research indicates that children exposed to early STEM learning have greater academic successes when they commence formal schooling.

2022

Daily fee

Core kindy program – 5 Day Fortnight (before subsidies)

$80.00
5 Day Fortnight - Child Care subsidy Depends on your Child Care Subsidy entitlements. Please email us for a quote.
5 Day Fortnight - Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS) up to $46.00

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

up to $11.86

Optional

Extended kindy program (before subsidies)

$41.00

Optional

Holiday Kindy program (before subsidies)

$115.00

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

$100.00

What subsidies are available?

Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

C&K Seven Hills Community Kindergarten has been approved for the Australian Government's Child Care Subsidy. 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 2016 to 30 June 2017

2021
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025

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

C&K Seven Hills Community Kindergarten 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.