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C&K Waterford Community Kindergarten

Operating Hours

Monday - Friday

8:20am - 2:28pm 

Groups

  • Group 1A: Monday, Tuesday, and alternate Wednesdays, 8:20am - 2:28pm
  • Group 1B: Thursday, Friday, and alternate Wednesdays,  8:20am - 2:28pm

Welcome

Welcome to C&K Waterford 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 for your child.

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K Waterford 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 outdoors.

Community Spirit 

Community spirit is important to us at C&K Waterford 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.

Complete our Enrolment Enquiry form 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.

Enrolment Enquiry

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 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025
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 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

We are co-located within the grounds of Waterford State School, which allows us to visit the school to participate in a range of events.

Events

We are very lucky to be co-located within the Waterford State School grounds which allows us to visit the school to participate in a range of events that the school holds. We also have a weekly library visit from term 3 onwards to become familiar with the school community. On our most recent visits we have celebrated Under 8's Day. Junior sports day and book week character dress up day. In term 4 we will be attending Pre-Prep orientation visits and having other one off excursions.

Kindergarten Fees

The following table outlines the daily fees for eligible age children (children turning at least 4 by June 30 of the year attending kindy). 

2023

Daily Fee

Full kindergarten fee (no subsidy).

$47.70

If you are eligible for Kindy Plus, your child will attend kindy for FREE.

$0

If you are eligible for the Family Tax Benefit, you will receive a subsidy of $3,500 per year.

$12.70

If you are not eligible for Kindy Plus or Family Tax Benefit, you will receive a subsidy of $1,500 per year.

$32.70

Only one centre can claim the relevant funding subsidy for your child.  If your child is enrolled in another kindergarten program (for example, in a childcare centre or another kindergarten) while they are enrolled at our centre, you need to choose which centre receives the funding.

Additional Fees or Levies 

Enrolment Fee

Amount

A one-off, non-refundable fee when you confirm your enrolment

$100.00

If you are eligible for the Kindy Plus subsidy your enrolment fee will be waived.

Am I eligible for the Kindy Plus or Family Tax Benefit subsidy?

Subsidies are funded by the Queensland and Australian governments.  All children of eligible age (turning at least 4 by June 30 in the year they attend kindy) are eligible for a subsidy of $1,500 per year.

Please visit the Kindy savings website and select sessional kindy for Step 1 to check your eligibility for the Kindy Plus and Family Tax Benefit subsidy.

You will need to show proof of your eligibility when you enrol, which will differ depending on the subsidy you are eligible for.

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

The subsidies do not apply for 3 year old children, and the daily fee will differ.  If there are places available, we are happy to have 3 year old children at kindy and attend for 2 years.  Please contact us on 07 3299 6401 for more information on fees for 3 year olds and to discuss your child and your family’s situation.

I have more questions.  Who can I talk to? 

As a not-for-profit, we aim to keep fees affordable for families and have developed a fee system to maximise family access to available subsidies.  Please visit our Kindergarten Fees Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.  You can also read more about C&K’s fee policy here

If you have any other questions, please contact us on 07 3299 6401.