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C&K Yungaburra Community Kindergarten

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday
8:45am - 2:45pm

Welcome

When you enter C&K Yungaburra 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, painting and drawing, following the obstacle course, swinging, riding bikes, climbing, sliding, gardening, cooking with Kindy Grandma, “reading” books. 

… our wonderful outdoor space, with shady trees, bike tracks, climbing equipment, swings, a children’s garden and lots of room for kids to be kids.

… our friendly and welcoming staff.

We pride ourselves on our relationships with families and the community, our connection to the natural environment and our reputation of being a place “where everybody belongs”.

In 2015 we were delighted to be rated overall as Exceeding National Quality Standard by the Department of Education and Training.

 

Staff

Belinda Fowler is the Teacher/Director for our Possum Group which operates at the start of the week, and she has been teaching at Yungaburra Kindy since 2014. Majella Osborne is the Teacher/Director for our Kangaroo Group, operating at the end of the week. Majella has been with us since 2018. Both our groups operate a 5 day fortnight kindy program.

Melinda Hosking is our Assistant and has been at Yungaburra Kindy since 2013. Sarah Francis is our Adminstration Officer and looks after our enrolments amongst other things. 

Our Philosophy

During their kindy year the children will be learning to:

  • share the continuity, daily life and experiences of the service.
  • engage with the culture of their local community, develop an understanding of the community in which they live and the wider social world.
  • develop a sense of belonging & trusting relationships with others.
  • feel valued as capable individuals who are safe but not overprotected.
  • develop a confident awareness of themselves, identify and express their feelings and needs in individual ways.
  • enjoy achieving and accomplishing with others.
  • explore their physical, social, cultural, emotional, spiritual & cognitive identity.
  • listen to and show concern, consideration and empathy for others.
  • understand and respect differences & similarities, different points of view and  the diversity between people.
  • share their knowledge, ideas, thinking and reasoning while exploring, discussing, questioning and reflecting on their experiences and ideas.
  • contribute their own ideas as they take responsibility for their own learning in a negotiated curriculum.
  • listen to, value and respond to the ideas of others.

All this can be achieved when learning through play.

We look forward to welcoming every family who would like to visit our service and experience the warmth of Yungaburra Kindy for themselves.

Belinda, Melinda & Majella

C&K Yungaburra Community Kindergarten

Enrol now!

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 any Tuesday to Friday between 8:30am – 2:30pm (during school terms) or call 07 4095 3303 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 yburra.kindy@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 yburra.kindy@bigpond.com, post it, or drop it off.
 
Which year should my child attend kindy?
Children born 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015 - 2019
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 2019 - 2023

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.

 

2019 Daily Fee

Five Day Fortnight

Possum Group: Monday, Tuesday, alt Wednesday - 8:45am - 4:45pm during school terms

Kangaroo Group: Thursday, Friday, alt Wednesday - 8:45am - 2:45pm during school terms

 
For children turning 4 by June 30 of the year attending $28.00
For 3 year olds* $36.35
Concession rate  $4.70
Enrolment Bond - a one-off, refundable fee when all fees/levies are paid in term 4 $75.00/ once only (refundable)
Association membership fee $10/year

Resource and equipment levy 

$50/term

*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 Yungaburra Kindergarten or call 4095 3303 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.

2019 Statement of Fees

For more information, please refer to the 2019 Statement of Fees (PDF)