Yamanto Community Kindergarten Inc | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

Yamanto Community Kindergarten Inc

Operating Hours

We operate on a 5 day fortnight.
Yellow Group : Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesday.
Green Group:  Alternate Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Our session times are 8.18am -2.30pm during school terms.
 

Philosophy

We aim to provide an open learning environment which reflects the needs, interests & experiences of individual children, their families & the surrounding community. We work in collaboration with our families & the wider community to enhance the children’s learning in a meaningful way. In a warm & caring atmosphere children experience many opportunities to explore, solve problems, develop friendships, imagine, use their creativity & extend their capabilities in language, literacy & numeracy.  We encourage independent, motivated thinkers who can make choices & learn through play. 
 
Our curriculum guided by C&K's Building waterfalls, Early Years Learning Framework & the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines embodies our philosophy & commitment to learning through play. A play based curriculum allows children to develop their knowledge & skills of investigating, experimenting, problem solving, exploring, discovering & creating.  The expressive, creative & flexible design of our curriculum enables parents, educators & children to negotiate & implement various experiences allowing everyone to be partners in the learning journey thereby maximising a child’s early years potential.
Through our program which has a strong environmental focus we provide numerous opportunities to encourage children to: 
  • find connections & a sense of belonging in their environment. 
  • feel powerful, inventive & confident to shape their learning environment 
  • experience nature & sensory delights
  • actively engage in wonder & curiosity using all their senses
  • have multiple opportunities for expression in their natural  environment
The educators work collaboratively with the children & their families to embed sustainability ideals, concepts & actions into everyday life.  In partnership with the elected committee we promote effective leadership & management of our service which contributes to a quality environment for children’s learning & development.  Suitable staffing arrangements enable every child’s needs to be accommodated.  We promote appropriate health & safety practices for all members of our kindergarten community & regularly review & reflect on health safety aspects of our learning environment.  We recognise & endeavour to accommodate everyone’s individuality in relation to gender, race, religion, disability & culture. We promote culturally, sensitive & inclusive practices that ensure the children’s talents & abilities are developed to the fullest.
 

Goals

We aim to promote a play based curriculum which allows children to develop their knowledge and skills of investigating, experimenting, problem solving, exploring, discovering and creating, and which emerges from the interactions between children and adults based upon shared interests and initiatives.

           

Families may ring the centre on (07) 3288 8713 to place their child on our waiting list any time after the child's birth.

 

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

Over the past 18 months, the kindergarten has been involved in many successful fundraisers, including: a pie drive, hot cross bun drive, toy catalogue sales, raffles, family photo shoots, scholastic book club, Mother's and Father's day stalls, our Xmas/welcome BBQ, tea towel and plate memorabilia and our Bunnings BBQ at West Ipswich. Special thanks must go to all families and community who supported these fundraisers, and to those who supported the kindy through working bees, mowing and gardening, volunteering during the morning sessions and other activities.

It was through these fundraising missions and all centre based activities that the Kindergarten's strong sense of community shone through, as each family found a way to contribute and be involved. This eager involvement aids in enhancing the educational program for all our children. Money from fundraising enabled the purchase of new resources and other educational items including our new swing set, mud kitchen and tepees, shelving, giant books and S.T.E.M (science, technology, engineering and maths) equipment just to name a few. 

Last years voluntary Management Committee were instrumental in some major renovations and upgrades to the building and playground.

The very high standards of early childhood education developed at this centre are a reflection not only of the outstanding personal characteristics of each staff member, but of a very close liasion and good working relationships between the Management Committee and staff.

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Yamanto's daily fees are:

  • $26.00

For more information, please view our 2019 Statement of Fees (PDF)