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C&K Yungaburra Community Kindergarten

Operating Hours

Our kindy sessions are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and alternate Thursdays from 8.45 am to 2.45 pm during term time.  We are closed during the state school holidays.

 

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 our Teacher/Director and has been teaching at Yungaburra Kindy since 2014.  Melinda Hosking is our Assistant and she has been at Yungaburra Kindy since the start of 2013.  Sarah Francis is our Administration 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

C&K Yungaburra Community Kindergarten

To enroll at this kindy, the following options exist:

  1. Enrolling for immediate start – please contact either Belinda or Sarah (on the telephone number or email listed above) to find out if a place is available.  If a place is available, we will assist you to enroll your child immediately.

  2. Placing your child’s name on a waiting list – if there are no places currently available, we will offer to put your child’s name on our waiting list and may also suggest other C&K services where a vacancy may exist.  If the enrolment is for a future year, we will also put your child’s name on our waiting list.  We do not charge a fee for placing your child on our waiting list.

We do not currently have any vacancies for 2017, however you are welcome to place your child on our waiting list so that we can contact you should any places become available.

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.