​​​​Port Douglas Community Kindergarten

Why Choose a C & K Kindergarten?

C&K is Queensland’s largest early childhood education and care provider with more than 100 years’ experience providing industry leading programs that assist children to learn, grow and thrive.


Our services provide a nurturing, engaging and stimulating education and care environment where our dedicated teaching professionals understand the importance of the early years in assisting children to develop, and have the knowledge and experience to ensure they reach their full potential. Our kindergarten program, delivered through our own curriculum C&K Building waterfalls, helps children develop a wide range of skills and gives them the best preparation for school and future learning through:

  • Our curriculum: The C&K early childhood curriculum C&K Building waterfalls embeds the C&K philosophy in everything  we do and complements the national Early Years Learning Framework.
  • Our educators: Our university qualified educators are passionate about helping children learn through play so they can reach their full potential.  We value children and invest in quality training and professional development for our educators.
  • Our environments: Our services contain large, natural and sustainable outdoor environments that encourage children to explore, discover and learn through nature.  Our services encourage a variety of stimulating experiences that help children build essential skills. Our educators foster a warm, safe and nurturing atmosphere that allows children and families to feel comfortable and reassured.
  • Embracing diversity: C&K embraces and celebrates the diversity that exists within and between our communities and invites and welcomes you to share your culture, background and life experiences with us.
  • Our commitment to quality: C&K services have performed well above the rest of the country in National Quality Standards and have a dedicated team supporting our frontline services to continually improve on the quality outcomes for your children.
  • Parent participation in kindergarten: As the parent of a child at a C&K service, you will be encouraged to participate in your child's early childhood education and care experience through fundraising, working bees and attending parent forums. here.

Maintenance Levy and Energy Points

To encourage parents participation an energy point system was developed, where parents are able to support the kindergarten with a time commitment their maintenance levy will be refunded for that term. If you are unable to commit the time and prefer to pay the maintenance levy it is a charge of $75 at the beginning of each term. Where 3 "Energy Points" have been achieved a refund will appear on your next term invoice usually offsetting the maintenance levy fee.


Energy Pointscan be gained by:

1. Volunteering on the committee

2. Helping with fundraising events

3. Assisting with jobs such as covering books, washing, sewing, playdough making

4. Assisting at Kindergarten and library area

5. Gardening and general grounds maintenance

6. Cleaning at the end of term

Consumables Levy

The consumables levy is to help with the cost of Kindergarten's consumable items such as cleaning supplies bathroom amenities and art & craft supplies, etc. The half yearly levy is payable at enrolment or commencement of your child's attendance and again with term 3 fees.

Health Care Card Subsidy

Families who hold a current Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card fees can be reduced by your entitlement via the Government Subsidy. Please present your current card on enrolment.

Please contact us if you are unsure of your subsidy entitlements.

Management

The management committee, which is made up of parents is responsible for the management of the centre in terms of general management and finance, staffing, maintenance, cleaning, grant applications and fundraising.

At the beginning of the year the entire parent body has the opportunity to elect parents to be members of the Management Committee. The President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Fundraising Organisers, Maintenance Co-ordinators, Workplace Health & Safety Representative and Newsletter Editor must be filled.


Port Kids Inc

Port Kids Inc is the incorporated body and the legal entity, Approved Provider and overseer of the building and its occupants. The Kindergarten program operates as a sub-committee of Port Kids Inc and is governed by the Port Kids Inc constitution. It is a requirement of that constitution that three (3) kindergarten sub-committee members be elected to the Port Kids Inc committee at the annual general meeting.

Connect with us today
Phone: 07 4098 5811
Email: ​info@portdouglaskindergarten.com.au​
Visit: 4 Endeavour Street, Port Douglas, Queensland, 4877
(We are located within Port Douglas State School Grounds)