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C&K Yungaburra Community Kindergarten

Opening Hours

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

5 days per week care is available by utlising our on-site child care centre, open Mon - Fri from 7:30am - 5:30pm and child care subsidies are available for families utilising this service.

Before kindy care from 7:30am 

After kindy care until 5:30pm 

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.

Great Start to Kindergarten Pre-kindy Program 2022 

C&K has been successful in securing funding from the Queensland Department of Education for the Great Start to Kindergarten Pre-kindy Program. This program provides funding for community kindergartens selected by the Department to offer no-cost or low-cost three-year-old programs in terms 3 and 4 in 2022. 

To be eligible for the funding, children need to have turned three by 30 June 2022. 

Yungaburra Community Kindergarten is offering a Pre-kindy in a kindergarten program for three-year-olds in terms 3 and 4, 2022. 

Please contact the National Translating and Interpreting Service to support families with enrolments, inclusion, and medical needs forms. This service provides clarity to help remove language barriers that impact the child's needs.  

Pre-kindy in a kindergarten program 

Three-year-old children will attend the existing high-quality community kindergarten program alongside four-year-olds, which will complement and extend children's learning at home. It also provides learning opportunities that are not always readily available in a home context – including building relationships with teachers and learning to cooperate with peers in a group environment. 

Attending this program in terms 3 and 4, 2022 will provide children with opportunities to learn alongside older children and provide an individualised and developmentally appropriate approach. 

Please contact us for more information or to enrol and secure your child’s place. 

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. 

Free Kindy for 2022 - Enrol Now

C&K Yungaburra Community Kindergarten has secured additional funding from the Queensland Department of Education to offer Free Kindy for 2022. The funding allows families of eligible-aged children to attend C&K Yungaburra Community Kindergarten for 15 hours per week at no cost.  Your child must turn four-years-old by 30 June 2022 to be eligible for the funding. Please contact us today for more information or to enrol and secure your child’s place today.

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

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 our waitlist 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 at kindy. 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 at kindy.
 
Which year should my child attend kindy?
  • 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
  • Children born 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 - 2024
  • Children born 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 - 2025
  • Children born 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022 - 2026

Kindergarten, also known as pre-prep or preschool, is a program for children in the year before they attend school. When places are available, 3-year old children may be able to attend.

C&K's kindergarten programs are guided by university-qualified teachers and support children to be curious, capable, and collaborative learners.

At C&K we know that children do not learn in isolation, for us learning is partnership between teachers, children, parents, and communities. 

Our curriculum approach, Listening and Learning Together, aligns with both The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF), and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG).

It continues the longstanding traditions and philosophical commitments of C&K to our children, families and communities. Read more about the history of C&K.

We've designed our indoor and outdoor spaces to ignite imaginations, nurture healthy minds and bodies, as children explore, experiment, play and learn.

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.

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

Read more about C&K's education program.

News

For information about our news and events, please see our Facebook page.

 

Daily Fee

Five Day Fortnight

Possum Group: Monday, Tuesday, alt Wednesday - 8:45am - 2:45pm during school terms

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

$43.26 (per day)
For children turning 4 by June 30 of the year attending $34.00

Yungaburra Kindy is receiving additional Qld Govt funding in 2022 so that we can provide Fee-Free Kindy to eligible age children in 2022. To be eligible, children must turn 4 by 30 June 2022. Only applies to enrolment in one kindy group or program. 

This funding does not cover the resource and equipment levy $50 per term or $10 annual membership fee. Fees payable where Fee-Free kindy does not apply: 5 Day Fortnight Fee - $43.26 (per day)

For 3 year olds* $43.26
Concession rate  $9.12
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 2017 to 30 June 2018

2022

1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

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

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 07 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.

Statement of Fees

For more information, please refer to our 2022 Statement of Fees. (PDF)