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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.

 

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 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
Children born 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2015 - 2024

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 can 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. 

All C&K centres feature Listening and Learning Together: The C&K Curriculum Approach. The learning outcomes in our approach align with both The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF), and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG).

Our approach 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, through written documentation in your centre and through StoryPark (an app and website). 

Read more about C&K's education program.

 

2020 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 $30.00
For 3 year olds* $38.91
Concession rate  Free
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 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
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024

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.

2020 Statement of Fees

For more information, please refer to the 2020 Statement of Fees (PDF)

Kindy at No Cost 

The kindy will waive all fees and levies for any NEW enrolments for any:

  • Guardian or child who holds a current Australian Government Health Care Card (or have a child who does)
  • Foster family with a current Australian Government Health Care Card
  • Guardian who holds a Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card or White Card
  • Guardian or child who identify as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander o Guardian who have 3 or more children, of the same age, enrolled in the same year.
  • Children must be eligible age and enroll at Yungaburra Kindergarten program to claim this offer
  • QKFS Plus Subsidy will be commence for any new enrolments in the Kindergarten program in 2020 (will not be backdated). 
  • The subsidy can be claimed once only, a family can attend two groups at ours or a different kindy for additional cost.
  • Documentation must be provided and current. If any documentation expires during the kindy year, updated document copies must be provided to the kindergarten immediately or normal fees will apply.
  • This offer is not redeemable for cash.
  • The offer is only valid for the HCC/Concession card start and end dates. Normal fees will apply if the card expires.