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C&K Seven Hills Community Kindergarten

Operating Hours

Monday - Friday
 
8:30am - 4:20pm

2019 Groups

Group 1A: Monday - Tuesday, 8:30am - 4:12pm

Group 1B: alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday, 8:30am - 2:38pm

Group 2A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, 8:30am - 2:38pm

Group 2B: alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday, 8:30am - 2:38pm

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.

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 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. 

To enrol at this service the following options exist:

1. Enrol now - Please contact our Enrolments team on 1800 177 092 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 or suggest alternatives.

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.

 

Building Waterfalls

C&K Building waterfalls is C&K’s early childhood curriculum framework. It is Australia’s first collaborative birth to school age curriculum framework and is universally acclaimed as inspiring and thought provoking, taking early childhood education to a new level. C&K Building waterfalls is based on enduring C&K philosophy, as well as encompassing contemporary practices and understandings of the early years and it is used by educators at every C&K service.

C&K Building waterfalls: a guideline for educators, living and learning with children aged birth to three offers all early childhood educators, whether in kindy or childcare, an approach to the earliest years of care and education based on enduring C&K philosophy, as well as encompassing contemporary practices and understandings of the early years.

C&K believes that children do not learn in isolation. It is a collaborative process. C&K Building waterfalls teaching and learning guidelines acknowledge the important role that educators, parents, guardians, other children and the physical environment play in a child’s learning. C&K Building waterfalls acknowledges children as competent and capable learners.

To read more about C&K Building waterfalls click here.

 

STEM

C&K Seven Hills believes strongly in STEM learning from an early age. Our focus is on cross-contextual learning whereby children are provided with the opportunity to explore ideas across a variety of settings whilst simultaneously being supported by educators. Not to show a child how to achieve something, or give them the answer, but guide them in their discovery processes using open ended questions and the provision of provocations that enable them to take their curiosity to the next level.

We are currently in the process of becoming a certified little scientist house; and initiative which is supported and funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training through the national innovation and science agenda.  We are currently undertaking extensive professional development workshops to further develop the implementation of STEM based learning.  This training, along with regular implementation of inquiry based learning projects using authentic resources will enable C&K Seven Hills Kindergarten to be certified and recognised as a quality STEM based learning provider.

To read more, follow this link: https://littlescientists.org.au/

Open Week 2019

Come and experience an afternoon at C&K Seven Hills!

Let your child engage with our professional and nurturing educators, as they explore our indoor and outdoor spaces.

Our environments are designed to spark curiosity, ignite imaginations and build confidence.

Talk to our educators to discover how we focus on children being powerful learners and how STEM, literacy, cooperation and resilience are the foundations of our play-based philosophy.

Learn more about our accredited kindergarten program and how it will provide your child with a lifelong love of learning and prepare for them for a successful transition to school.

Stick around for afternoon tea!

When

  • Wednesday 4 September 2019 2:15 pm to 4:30 pm

Where

148 D'Arcy Road
Seven Hills QLD 4170

 

2019 Daily Fee
Two long days  

For children turning 4 by June 30 of the year attending*

$50.75

For 3 year olds *

$50.75

Concession

$9.67

Five day fortnight

 

For children turning 4 by June 30 of the attending year*

up to $40.60

For 3 year olds*

$40.60
Concession up to $7.74

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

$100

*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 2014 to 30 June 2015

2019

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?

If there are spaces, we are happy to have three year olds at kindy, who can come for 2 years. Please email our Enrolments Team or call 1800 177 092 to discuss your child and your family’s situation.

Can I get the concession rate?

The concession is funded by the Queensland and Australian governments. You can get the concession if your child is of eligible 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.

Are there any government rebates available?

Prior to 2 July 2018, C&K Seven Hills was a registered care provider. This means you may be able to claim Child Care Benefit for Registered Care up to 1 July 2018.

From 2 July 2018, the Child Care Subsidy replaced all assistance payments, and children in kindergarten programs are no longer eligible. For more information on the Child Care Subsidy, visit the Department of Education's website.

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

If you have any other questions or concerns, please email our Enrolments Team or call 1800 177 092.

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.

2019 Statement of Fees

2 Long Days 2019 Statement of Fees (PDF)

5 Day Fortnight 2019 Statement of Fees (PDF)