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C&K Woodridge North Community Kindergarten

Operating Hours

Monday - Friday

8:22am - 2:30pm

Groups

We operate two kindergarten groups in a 5 day fortnight program.

Turtle Group: Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesday, 8:22am - 2:30pm

Starfish Group: alternate Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:22am - 2:30pm

Welcome

We are located on the grounds of Woodridge North State School in a beautiful natural bush setting. We have strong links to our school and community networks with an aim to work in partnership to provide our kindergarten children many opportunities to experience 'big school', providing them with a positive, confident and successful transition to Prep.

Families are invited to visit our kindergarten throughout the year to speak with our Director about our program.
Families and children are welcome to come in and visit us anytime. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Queensland Government Approved Program  

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 Woodridge North 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 natural environment outdoors.

Community Spirit 

Community spirit is important to us at C&K Woodridge North 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.

To enrol at this service the following options exist:

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 “Online waiting list” 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 for the following year, between May and July the year before.

Which year should my child attend kindy?

Kindergarten Eligibility:

  • 2017 - Children born 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013
  • 2018 - Children born 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014
  • 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

We hold information nights, play and stay sessions and orientations from October through to January. Early enrolment is advised to make your child's start to kindy an exciting, comfortable and most of all fun! We also run 'play and stay' sessions for children between October and January so it important to enrol early to save your place.

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 upon 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 a Long Day Care, Family Day Care or in-home care setting, 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 Educators, parents, 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.

News:

Term 3 2016
Our team focuses on learning about helpers in our community. Our dramatic play area has been transformed into a shop for the children so they can engage with the concepts of numeracy while having fun. 

Both groups are working hard on creating surprises for their special people for Father's Day. We are busy getting creative and learning new songs for our Father's and Special People Night.

Library Borrowing - Term 3 2016
Kindy library borrowing has been embraced by both groups. Each week the children are encouraged to bring in their own library bags to select a special book from the kindy library. Often children will choose the same stories, and as they become familiar with the text we see them re-telling stories to their friends. Characters are recalled. All educators have a strong desire to see all of our kindy friends as confident speakers and readers, with an understanding that skills in oral knowledge are crucial step towards writing and reading.

Future Events for Term 3
Oral health visit from the dentist, library visits at Woodridge North State School and the Henny Penny Chicken Hatching Program

Events:

Visits to the "Big School"
In Term Two Kindergarten children participated in regular visits to the school library and playground to become familiar with the opportunities and experiences of school life.  Kindy friends also joined in with the schools cross country day as well as celebrating Under 8's day and participating in a rotation of activities including story-telling, water play, obstacle courses and wand making.  

GARDENING, GROWING AND COOKING
Kindy children worked with a special grandparent visitor to plant our sunflowers.  This had followed on from investigating how plants grow best, as well as understanding the water cycle.  Children have also been involved in a range of healthy cooking experiences such as making vegetable chips and creating their own vegetarian pizzas incorporating herbs from our Kindergarten garden.

Library Borrowing
Kindy library borrowing has been embraced by both groups. Each week the children are encouraged to bring in their own library bags to select a special book from the kindy library. Often children will choose the same stories, and as they become familiar with the text we see them re-telling stories to their friends. Characters are recalled. All educators have a strong desire to see all of our kindy friends as confident speakers and readers, with an understanding that skills in oral knowledge are crucial step towards writing and reading. 

What is coming up in Term 3 2015
Evergreen puppet theatre show, Father's and Special people celebrations, Book Week events and Kindy Sharing Bag commences!

 

Daily Fee

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

$27.98

For 3 year olds *

$36.00

Concession

$4.86

  One-off fee

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

$50

Concession Enrolment fee - a one-off, non-refundable fee when you confirm your place $10

*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 2012 to 30 June 2013

2017

1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014

2018

1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015

2019

1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016

2020

1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017

2021

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.

Can I claim CCB and Child Care Rebate?

C&K Woodrige North is a registered care provider. This means you may be able to claim CCB for Registered Care.

This is not the same as CCB and Child Care Rebate that you can get at childcare.

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.

Download C&K Woodridge North's 2017 Statement of Fees (PDF).