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C&K Weir Community Kindergarten

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We welcome you and your child to visit and explore our kindy. Please contact us to confirm a suitable time.

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Kindergarten program details

At C&K Weir Community Kindergarten we have four kindy groups to choose from. All groups ensure children receive the same number of hours of education across the year. The groups have a maximum of 22 children and are led by an experienced and qualified early childhood teacher. In addition to the core kindergarten program, you can enrol your child in our extended hours kindergarten program (operating to 6:00pm) on the days your child attends core kindy. We also offer a holiday kindy program during school holidays.

Core kindergarten groups

  • Group 1A: Monday, Tuesday, and alternate Wednesdays, 8:00am to 2:00pm
  • Group 1B: Thursday, Friday, and alternate Wednesdays, 8:00am to 2:00pm
  • Group 2A: Monday, Tuesday, and alternate Wednesdays, 8:00am to 2:00pm
  • Group 2B: Thursday, Friday, and alternate Wednesdays, 8:00am to 2:00pm

Extended hours kindergarten program

In addition to the core kindergarten program, you can enrol your child in our extended hours kindergarten program on the days your child attends the core kindy program. Please see below the operating hours for each group.

  • Group 1A: Monday, Tuesday, and alternate Wednesdays, 2:01pm to 6:00pm
  • Group 1B: Thursday, Friday, and alternate Wednesdays, 2:01pm to 6:00pm
  • Group 2A: Monday, Tuesday, and alternate Wednesdays, 2:01pm to 6:00pm
  • Group 2B: Thursday, Friday, and alternate Wednesdays, 2:01pm to 6:00pm

Holiday kindergarten program

​Holiday kindy is available from 8:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday during the Queensland school holidays.

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About our kindy 

Welcome to C&K Weir Community Kindergarten, where your child will feel safe, make friends and belong. C&K Weir has beautiful, large landscaped gardens and inspiring indoor learning environments. Our teachers and educators focus on nurturing your child's curiosity, building their resilience and developing their confidence - all through the joy of learning through play.

Accredited Forest and Bush Kindergarten

We're proudly accredited with Nature Play QLD, one of only 16 in Queensland for our nature program.

Our centre prides itself on bringing nature into both the indoor and outdoor spaces which include an abundance of native flora and fauna. We have a strong focus on providing loose and recyclable parts within our learning spaces and places. Our flexible program provides opportunities for children to move between the indoor and outdoor environments throughout their day.

Our regular “Beyond the Fence” excursions strengthen our commitment to both conservation and sustainability with a focus on discovering, understanding and protecting our world. At C&K Weir we believe that “If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, then let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it.” - David Sobel.

Location

C&K Weir on Ross River Road in Kirwan, Townsville, on the grounds of Weir State School.

Child-led learning

No two days are the same at C&K Weir. Our teaching team tailors each day’s learning, taking into account the interests of the children in the group. The spacious and natural environment at our kindy is thoughtfully planned and well resourced. There is a focus on music, drama, literature and visual arts and we allocate plenty of time for outdoor play and discovery.

Community spirit

Community spirit is important to us at C&K Weir. We foster 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 and taking the children on excursions out into the local community.

   

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 for 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. To learn more about the enrolment process, please click here.

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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 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025
1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022 2026
1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023 2027

 

All our kindergartens deliver C&K Quality 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 government-approved and led by experienced and university qualified teachers. Our program supports 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, so we approach learning as a collaborative relationship between teachers, eaducators, children and families. At C&K we believe children are powerful learners, active citizens, thinkers and theorisers - this is at the heart of our early childhood curriculum. We've designed our indoor and outdoor spaces to ignite imaginations and nurture healthy minds and bodies. 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.

C&K's Kindergartens with Extended Hours offer continued learning after the core program ends for the day. The extended hours program is led by a diploma-qualified educator and supported by an assistant educator. There is a half-hour overlap between the core kindergarten program lead educator and the extended program lead educator each day. Educators will share highlights and continuing plans for the day.

Your child’s learning journey is shared with you via  conversations with your child’s educators, through written documentation and through StoryPark (an app and website). 

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Kindergarten fees

2024

Daily Fee

Core kindy daily fee (before subsidies)

$85.00

If you are eligible for Child Care Subsidy, your out-of-pocket daily fee will be reduced by your eligible CCS rate.

Depends on your Child Care Subsidy entitlements.

Please email us for a quote.

Other fees

Description

Daily Fee

Optional Extended Kindy Program

(before Child Care Subsidy)

$45.00

Optional Holiday Kindy Program

(before Child Care Subsidy)

$130.00

Enrolment Fee*

$100.00

(one-off, non-refundable)

* A one-off, non-refundable enrolment fee of $100 is payable to confirm your place when you complete your enrolment at your centre. This fee is not subsidised and is issued to cover the administrative costs of your child's enrolment. However, the enrolment fee can be waived if you are an eligible concession care holder. Please discuss this with your centre's Director.

What subsidies are available?

C&K Weir Community Kindergarten has been approved for the Australian Government's Child Care Subsidy. The amount of subsidy you can get depends on your family's circumstances, please contact Services Australia.

The Queensland Government also provides funding for eligible-aged children (children turning 4 by 30 June, in the year they attend a kindy program), attending a centre delivering a government-approved kindergarten program. If eligible, you could receive up 15 hours of free kindy per week.

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

    C&K Weir educates and cares for children aged between 3 and 5 years.

    I have more questions.  Who can I talk to? 

    You can find more information on our Kindergarten Fees page.

    Please contact us on 07 4723 4120 if you have any other questions.