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C&K The Gap Community Kindergarten

Operating Hours

Monday - Friday

8.40am - 2.48pm

Groups

  • Group 1 & 2 A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, 8:40am - 2:48pm
  • Group 1 & 2 B: alternate Wednesdays, Thursdays, Friday, 8:40am - 2:48pm

Welcome

Welcome to C&K The Gap Community Kindergarten, proudly rated as EXCEEDING NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARD as part of the National Quality Framework.

The Gap Community Kindergarten was established in 1972 and in 2009 the kindergarten became a branch centre with direct governance by The Creche and Kindergarten Association. In 2011 the kindergarten located to its present site where The Gap State School was founded. We are a 2 unit centre providing a 5 day fortnight kindergarten program to 4 groups of 22 children with 2 groups attending daily.  Enrolments are for children who are turning 4 years of age by 30 June in the year of attendance.

Our kindergarten is unique in having a large Nature Space that directly adjoins our back playground. Commencing in term 2 of each year we access this space weekly with the children. Nature play provides the children with many opportunities to challenge themselves, explore, create and connect with the natural world.

Queensland Government Approved Program  

Welcome to C&K The Gap Community Kindergarten. We offer a unique kindergarten program based on our own teaching approach - Listening and Learning Together. 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 The Gap 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 The Gap 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.

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

 

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 may be able to 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. 

Our curriculum approach, Listening and Learning Together, aligns with both The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF), and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG).

It 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 and through written documentation in your centre, and in some centres through StoryPark (an app and website). 

Read more about C&K's education program.

News

Go Green for Bilby Day

Welcome to Country/Reconciliation Action Plan Launch

Our kindy community joined together for a Welcome to Country and our Reconciliation Action Plan launch in 2021. Derek Oram-Sandy from the local Yuggera language group shared knowledge, history and culture of the Traditional Custodians. We first connected with Derek at our local Balaangala Community Gardens on an excursion several years ago. The Welcome to Country and RAP launch were followed by activities including, planting an Australian Golden Penda tree to symbolise our journey of Reconciliation, lemon-myrtle tea tasting, painting and tap sticks.  

Meet Bob Bilby

Bob Bilby has been at our kindy for a very long time. Some people say he is a puppet, but shhhh don’t tell him, he thinks he’s real. Bob is always here to help us to be friendly and safe.

Bluey is created by a past Kindy parent and an episode features our very own Bob Bilby and Mrs Retriever (Mrs Kerr’s voice over). Bluey emphasises the importance of play, as do we! 

Click here to find out more about Bob Bilby at our centre. 

Events

2021

Daily Fee

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

$46.60

For 3 year olds *

$46.60

Concession

$12.96

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

$100.00

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?

If there are spaces, we are happy to have three year olds at kindy, who can come for 2 years. Please contact us 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.

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us on 07 3300 2906.

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.