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C&K West End Community Kindergarten & Preschool

Operating hours 

Monday - Friday 

8.20am - 2.30pm

2019 Groups

Group 1A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, 8:22am - 2:30pm

Group 1B: alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday, 8:22am - 2:30pm

Welcome

C&K West End Kindergarten has been operating for 100 years. With our long-held reputation for providing quality early childhood education in the local community, it's heartening to note that many children in our care have parents who also attended the service.

The original building has a lot of character and dates back to 1919. Inside, it is open planned and spacious, so the children have a large environment to explore. Two substantial outdoor spaces are also utilised by the children.

Sustainability is a priority at C&K West End. Our centrehas been insulated thanks to a Brisbane City Council Sustainability Grant and solar panels were installed on our roof so that in the future we will be able to generate our own power. We incorporate sustainability practices and projects into our curriculum which are embraced upon by the children.

Music is at the heart of our curriculum and this is supported by a Kodaly trained music teacher who visits both groups each week.

Queensland Government Approved Program  

Welcome to C&K West End Community Kindergarten. We offer a unique kindergarten program based on our own internationally-recognised teaching guidelines - ‘Building waterfalls’. Our government approved program is centred around a living and learning community that values children as competent and capable individuals. This play-based curriculum helps children to socialise, build confidence, develop communication and early literacy and numeracy skills to ensure your child is school ready.

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K West End Community Kindergarten & Preschool. 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 natural environment outdoors.

Community Spirit 

Community spirit is important to us at C&K West End Community Kindergarten & Preschool. 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.

To enrol at this kindy, you can either: 

1. Enrol now - Please contact our Enrolments team on 1800 177 092 or email us. You may be able to enrol immediately if a place is available. If no place is available we will place your child on a waiting list or suggest alternatives

2. Enrol later  Please click the “Enrol online" button above and fill out the form. You will be added to a queue and contacted as soon as a suitable place is available. Places are usually offered around May the year prior.

Which year should my child attend kindy?

Kindergarten Eligibility:

  • 2019 - Children born 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015
  • 2020 - Children born 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
  • 2021 - Children born 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
  • 2022 - Children born 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018
  • 2023 - Children born 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

C&K Building waterfalls is C&K’s early childhood curriculum framework. It is Australia’s first collaborative birth to school age curriculum framework and is universally acclaimed as inspiring and thought provoking, taking early childhood education to a new level. C&K Building waterfalls is based on enduring C&K philosophy, as well as encompassing contemporary practices and understandings of the early years and it is used by educators at every C&K service.

C&K Building waterfalls: a guideline for educators, living and learning with children aged birth to three offers all early childhood educators, whether in kindy or childcare, an approach to the earliest years of care and education based on enduring C&K philosophy, as well as encompassing contemporary practices and understandings of the early years.

C&K believes that children do not learn in isolation. It is a collaborative process. C&K Building waterfalls teaching and learning guidelines acknowledge the important role that educators, parents, guardians, other children and the physical environment play in a child’s learning. C&K Building waterfalls acknowledges children as competent and capable learners.

To read more about C&K Building waterfalls click here.

Open Week 2019

Come and experience a nature play date at C&K West End!

Let your child engage with our professional and nurturing educators, as they explore our indoor and outdoor spaces.

Our environments are designed to spark curiosity, ignite imaginations and build confidence.

Talk to our educators to discover how we focus on children being powerful learners and how STEM, literacy, cooperation and resilience are the foundations of our play-based philosophy.

Learn more about our accredited kindergarten program and how it will provide your child with a lifelong love of learning and prepare for them for a successful transition to school.

When

  • Saturday 7 September 2019 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Where

34 Corbett Street,
West End QLD 4101

 

2019 Daily Fee

For children turning 4 by June 30 of the year attending*

up to $39.70

For 3 year olds *

$39.70

Concession

up to $7.74

Enrolment fee - a one-off, non-refundable fee when you confirm your place

$100

*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 2014 to 30 June 2015

2019

1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016

2020

1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017

2021
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023

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

If there are spaces, we are happy to have three year olds at kindy, who can come for 2 years. Please email our Enrolments Team or call 1800 177 092 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?

Prior to 2 July 2018, C&K West End was a registered care provider. This means you may be able to claim Child Care Benefit for Registered Care up to 1 July 2018.

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.

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

If you have any other questions or concerns, please email our Enrolments Team or call 1800 177 092.

How does C&K decide fees?

As a not-for-profit organisation, C&K 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. Read more about C&K's fee policies.

Statement of Fees

2019 Statement of Fees (PDF)