C&K Thornlands Childcare Centre | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

C&K Thornlands Childcare Centre

Opening hours

6.30am to 6.30pm, 52 weeks a year.

Our rooms

  • Nursery 1 & 2
  • Toddlers 1 & 2
  • Pre-Kindy
  • Kindy 1 & 2

Welcome

This new centre has a combination of age-based rooms and welcoming spaces that provide opportunities for a variety of ages to interact.

Our all-inclusive daily fee includes nutritious meals prepared fresh each day, quality nappies, t-shirts and visiting entertainment.

At our centre, we have

  • Large outdoor shaded playground, with natural landscape for children to explore, learn and play
  • Large rooms for all age groups, providing plenty of open spaces to spread out and with fresh light
  • Babies have their own natural playground area
  • Art room for the 3-5 kindergarten rooms to share
  • On-site Chef, providing healthy and nutritious meals for all children
  • Dinning room for all children to come together to engage and sparking conversation while eating.  A chance for siblings to come and eat together. Encouraging independence with low tables and chairs
  • Opportunity for children to learn how to prepare meals with the on-site chef
  • Opportunity for parents to come and learn how to cook healthy meals
  • Pram parking near reception area

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K Thornlands. Each day’s learning is driven by the interests and ideas of the children. The spacious and natural environments within our centre are thoughtfully planned and well resourced, with opportunities to meet the needs and interests of all children who attend. This is achieved through the provision of combined indoor and outdoor play opportunities throughout the day. Play offers children many opportunities to develop friendships, explore, solve problems, help others, imagine, create, and extend on their interests.

Community Spirit 

Community spirit is important to us at C&K Thornlands. We foster strong ties to the local community and encourage parent involvement in the daily operations of the centre. We often hold and partake in community events and love connecting with local businesses and groups around us.

Birth to Three Approach

At C&K we are exploring new approaches for the educators that care for and educate our littlest people at C&K childcare centres. The Birth to Three approach, which we have developed, is all about being in the moment with your child. Our philosophy for this age group is to “slow down” and to slow down some more to allow children the time to learn and discover at their own pace. We are focused on spending one-on-one time with babies and toddlers and developing deep and trusting relationships with each individual child.

Book a Tour

We welcome you and your child to come and visit and explore our centre. Please contact us directly to confirm a suitable time. We look forward to seeing you!

Location

Our centre is located on Beveridge Road. You can easily access our centre via Cleveland Redland Bay Road. 

 

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

Complete our Enrolment Enquiry form to add your child's name to our waiting list (free). Places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis so get in early to secure your place.

We will contact you when a place is available for your child. To learn more about the enrolment process, please click here.

Enrolment Enquiry

C&K has developed a Infant and Toddler approach which informs the way we care for and educate our babies and toddlers. Our philosophy for this age is to “slow down” and be in the moment with your child as they learn and explore the world. We focus on developing a deep and trusting relationship with each child.

All C&K childcare centres feature the quality C&K kindergarten program. Kindergarten, also known as pre-prep or preschool, is a program for children who are turning 4 by June 30 in the year before they attend school. C&K’s kindy programs are guided by University qualified teachers and support children’s curiosity, creativity, problem solving, resilience and real-world knowledge and skills.

At C&K we know that children do not learn in isolation, learning is a collaborative process between teachers, children and parents. The physical indoor and outdoor environment also plays a part. At C&K we believe children are competent and capable learners, and approach our education program with this in mind.

Events

 

2023

Daily Fees

Kindy room (4-5 year olds)

Up to $120.50

Other rooms (0-3 year olds)

Please contact us on 07 3038 1046
Enrolment fee - a one-off, non-refundable fee when you confirm your place $100

What subsidies are available?

The Australian Government helps families with the cost of childcare. For more information, please visit Services Australia.

How can flexible bookings help?

C&K offers flexible booking options, designed to help you maximise your Child Care Subsidy and access to early childhood education and care while minimising family's out-of-pocket costs. Our 9 and 10 hour sessions work in with your schedule and start once your child is signed in, not a set start and finish time. 

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us on 07 3038 1046.

How does C&K decide fees?

As a not-for-profit organisation, C&K reinvests any surplus back into our centres and programs to better achieve outcomes for all children and communities. 

We aim to keep fees affordable for families and have developed a fee system to maximise family access to available subsidies. Read more about C&K's fee policies.