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C&K Weipa Kindergarten & Preschool

Welcome

When you enter C&K Weipa Community Kindergarten you will notice the happy 'buzz' of children busily engaged in a wide range of activities:

  • Playing with friends, building things, making things, paining and drawing, following the obstacle course, swinging, riding bikes, climbing, sliding, gardening, cooking, pretending and reading books

You will also see our wonderful outdoor space overlooking the ocean with shady trees, bike tracks, climbing equipment, boats, mud skitch, swings, children's garden and room for kids to be kids.

Our friendly and welcoming staff pride themselves in their relationships with families and the community, as well as their connection to the natural environment and reputation of being a place where 'everyone belongs'.

Operating Hours

Monday - Friday
8:15am - 2:30pm

2020 Groups

Yellow Group: Monday, Tuesday from 7:50am - 3:30pm

Green Group: Wednesday, Thursday from 7:50am - 3:30pm (operating from Pebbles)

Blue Group: Thursday, Friday from 7:50am - 3:30pm

 

 

We have vacancies for 3- 5 year olds!
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 on any weekday between 8:30am – 2:30pm (during school terms) or call 4069 9293 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 waiting list application form for your child as soon as they are born, and either email it to weipacandk@bigpond.com, 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 weipacandk@bigpond.com, post it, or drop it off.

Which year should my child attend kindy?

Children born 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016 2020
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 2023 2023

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.

News

For information about our News and Events please see our Facebook page

For news and information about the Weipa Playgroup which runs from Pebbles please visit our Facebook page

 

Weipa's daily fees are:

$48.75 (4 days per fortnight for eligible children. Subsidised rate only applies to eligible aged children for one group only)*

Casual extra days available for $60.00/day

*For eligible aged children (turning 4 by 30 June) enrolled in a 4 day fortnight program with a Health Care Card/Pensioner Card, triplets, or whom identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

$7.70 per day (QKFS applied)

The normal daily rate without any subsidies applied (this is the rate for 3 year old children enrolled in a 4 day fortnight group not turning 4 by 30 June and for children wishing to attend a second four day fortnight group)

$60.00

For more information, please refer to the 2020 Statement of Fees (PDF).

 

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

Some 3 year olds are eligible to join our program depending on their date of birth. Three year olds can join our Green Group, and can come for 2 years. Please email our office or call 40699293 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.

Are there any government rebates available?

From 2 July 2018, the Child Care Subsidy replaced all assistance payments, and children in kindergarten programs are no longer eligible. For more information on the Child Care Subsidy, visit the Department of Education's website.

How does Weipa Kindergarten decide fees?

As a not-for-profit organisation, Weipa Kindergarten 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.

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

If you have any other questions or concerns, please email our office or call 40699293.