C&K Tully Community Preschool & Kindergarten | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

C&K Tully Community Preschool & Kindergarten

Operating Hours

Monday - Friday 

8:30am - 2:45pm 

Welcome 

Welcome to C&K Tully Community Kindergarten. We offer quality education and care for children aged in the year before they attend Prep. We are a dedicated Kindergarten so your child will take part in a structured program with other children their age. We have fully qualified Early Childhood teachers and assistants with a lot of years experience between them. We have a beautiful playground fully equipped with the essentials to promote growth and risk play safely. We have recently finalised our Grant. We have installed a water tank, tranquil cascading water feature set among its very own oasis. We recognise that parents are their child's first and lifelong teacher and we value parent participation and involvement. We have an open door policy and encourage parents to take an active part in our Early Childhood Kindergarten.
 
We have four groups you can enrol your child in:
Unit 1 (Koalas): Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesday - 8:30am - 2:45pm
Unit 2 (Possums): Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesday - 8:30am - 2:45pm
Unit 3 (Kangaroos): Thursday, Friday and alternate Wednesday - 8:30am - 2:45pm
Unit 4 (Wombats): Thursday, Friday and alternate Wednesday - 8:30am - 2:45pm
 

Our Philosophy 

At Tully Community Kindergarten, we believe that the early childhood years are a significant period in each child’s life during which the greatest brain development and growth occurs, and a time where early experiences influence attitudes and dispositions to learning.

We acknowledge that a child’s family is his or her first teachers, and we acknowledge the importance of a child’s family to their sense of belonging within our kindergarten community. Our qualified and dedicated staff aim to work closely with families to create a climate of mutual trust and respect where educators, children and families are acknowledged and supported in their role as life long partners in learning for the children.

We believe that early childhood is a time for discovery, adventure, fun and imagination and that learning is most beneficial through play (Froebel), and through experiences that are centred around the children’s interests (Reggio Emilia). Our vibrant outdoor nature play space plays an integral role in the provision of these opportunities and allows daily interaction with nature play pedagogy and environmental awareness. We believe that play based learning assists each child in developing their sense of belonging, being and becoming through relationships and social interactions (Vygotsky) which will provide solid foundations which can be built upon to achieve key learning outcomes, and help prepare children for more formalised learning in years to come. We intend that such learning experiences will promote the achievement of not only the learning outcomes, but also the fostering of key relationships in each child’s learning journey and a respect for themselves, others and their environment.

Our curriculum evolves in a flexible environment and responds to the children’s interests, imagination and creativity and consists of spontaneous moments, planning with the child, intentional teaching, reflection, questioning, implementing and evaluating.

Our learning environment plays a vital role in supporting children’s learning and is inviting, safe and welcoming, providing opportunities to discover, imagine, explore, experiment and interact. Our staff will utilise a wide range of age-appropriate teaching techniques, including nature play pedagogy, to give all children every opportunity to be successful learners. We are committed to the protection of the children and their safety and wellbeing, and we believe in and actively promote sustainable environmental practices.

Nutritious food and physical activity are promoted, encouraged and practiced and lay the foundations for a healthy lifestyle. We will encourage the children to become responsible for their own health and wellbeing by being good role models in demonstrating healthy eating and healthy lifestyles.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are respected and valued. We embrace the social and cultural diversity of all our families. Respectful and thoughtful relationships with families and the community ensure that all are treated with equity, dignity, justice and inclusion.

Our kindergarten’s learning intentions include:

• Fostering a strong sense of self and awareness of each child’s unique identity

• Embedding language, literacy and numeracy throughout the program in meaningful, playful ways based on children’s interests, both indoors and outdoors

• Empowering children to develop self-esteem, resilience, independence and respect the rights and feelings of themselves and others in preparation for their entry to school, and in life and society in general

• Nurturing understandings of social justice, empathy and inclusivity through trusting relationships with staff and peers

We are also dedicated to being recognised as an institutional pillar of our local community, where past, present and future families as well as other members of our local community are encouraged to contribute their time and skills to enrich our kindergarten with local knowledge, contacts and history, further enhancing the experiences we can offer the children, as ‘it takes a village to raise a child’.

Please register your intent for your child to attend this kindergarten as soon as possible from any age (0-5 years). 
 
To enrol at this service:
1. Drop in to our centre any Monday to Friday between 8:30am – 2:30pm (during school terms) or call 4068 1570 during those times to ask about enrolling your child and to pick up the paperwork you need; or;
2. You can download and complete the wait list application form (PDF) for your child as soon as they are born, and either email it to tullykindy@qldnet.com.au, post it, or drop it off. Once your application is received, we may contact you to discuss your application which may include a request for further information and / or clarification. We will contact you when a position becomes available; or;
3. If your child has already turned three and the Director offers your child a place, you can download and complete the enrolment booklet and either email it to tullykindy@qldnet.com.au, post it or drop it off.
 
Which year should my child attend kindy?
  • Children born 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 - 2021
  • Children born 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 - 2022
  • Children born 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 - 2023
  • Children born 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 - 2024
  • Children born 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 - 2025
  • Children born 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022 - 2026

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. 

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

Every day is Open day at Tully Kindergarten! Come and meet our Bachelor qualified Early Childhood Teachers Latisha and Andrea any day, Monday to Friday between 8:30am - 3:30pm.

Have a stay and play date with your child by prior arrangement with the teachers - call (07) 4068 1570 to arrange a suitable time. 

For more information, check out our Kindy Promo Video, and come and say hello to us on Facebook! 

For all eligible aged children who are turning or have turned 4 by 30 June (including a SEIFA subsidy)

  • 5 day fortnight: $25.00/day

For all eligible aged children with a health care card or pensioner card, or who are triplets, or identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander:

  • 5 day fortnight: $0.00/day

Some other fees and levies do apply. For more information, please refer to the 2021 Statement of Fees (PDF)

If you have a 3, 4 or 5 year old child, call now to see if there are vacancies for this year on (07) 4068 1570 or email tullykindy@qldnet.com.au.