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C&K Springfield Central Community Kindergarten

Operating Hours

  • 2020: Monday to Friday, 8:22am - 2:30pm
  • 2021: Monday to Friday, 8:15am - 6:15pm

2020 Groups

  • Group 1A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, 8:22am - 2:23pm
  • Group 1B: Alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday, 8:22am - 2:23pm

2021 Groups

From January 2021, we will be open until 6:15pm, and offer Holiday Kindy

Our core kindergarten program runs 8:15am - 2:23pm, on a 5 day fortnight. You can choose either:

  • Group 1B: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, or
  • Group 1B: Alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday

We also have extended kindergarten program available from 2:24pm to 6:15pm on the day your child attends the core kindergarten program. 

Holiday Kindy

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

Welcome

Welcome to C&K Springfield Central Community Kindergarten.

The first five years of a child’s life are vital in helping form who they will be as adults.   C&K knows and understands this very well having played a part in the lives of more than a million children over the past century in Queensland.

We are a high quality provider of early education and care and we are thrilled that you are considering C&K Springfield Central for your child.

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K Springfield Central 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 Springfield Central 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.

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.

Which year should my child attend kindy?

Kindergarten Eligibility:

  • 2020 - Children born 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
  • 2021 - Children born 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
  • 2022 - Children born 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018
  • 2023 - Children born 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

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. The learning outcomes in our approach align with both The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF), and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG).

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've 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 and meaningful for your child.

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

Read more about C&K's education program.

2020

Daily Fee

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

up to $37.01

For 3 year olds *

$42.80

Concession

up to $9.94

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

$50

 

2021

Daily fee

Core kindy program – 5 Day Fortnight (before subsidies)

$75
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) $45

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

tbc

Optional

Extended kindy program (before subsidies)

$35

Optional

Holiday Kindy program (before subsidies)

$105

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

$50

Read more information about enrolment and fees.

What subsidies are available?

Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

C&K Springfield Central Community Kindergarten is applying to be CCS eligible, starting in January 2021. 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
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024

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

C&K Springfield Central 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.