Community Zone

ELC Community (Pre-Kindy and Kindy)

This page provides important information, links and forms for parents of children in our Pre-Kindy and Kindy (Pre-Prep) programs.

Kindy Absences

If your child is going to be absent from Pre-Kindy or Kindy, please call the Early Learning Community on 07 5655 0910, text 0447 051 902 or email our ELC Director to let us know.

Please inform the Director if your child is unwell and the symptoms of their illness. This will be recorded on our service's illness register which assists our service in monitoring and eliminating illness within the ELC.

Operating Hours & Session Times
OPERATING HOURS

KIndy is open from 6.30am – 6.00pm, Monday – Friday, 50 weeks per year.Kindy is closed all Queensland and National Public Holidays

SESSION TIMES

The implementation of the new Government Child Care Subsidy (CCS) in 2018 saw a change to the hours that each family is entitled to per fortnight. Our Centre’s full hours of operation are 11.5 hours per day (6.30am – 6.00pm) but we understand that not all families need to utilise our service for the full hours of operation. Our service now offers three different session times to provide families with more flexibility, and to help them make the most of the Child Care Subsidy eligible hours. The session times are as follows:

  • 9 hour session: 7.30am – 4.30pm
  • 10 hour session: 7.00am – 5.00pm
  • All day session: 6.30am – 6.00pm

By selecting a certain session, families are not required to keep their child at the Centre for the entire session duration, but means your child will attend within those hours of your nominated session. Upon enrolment at our Kindy, families will be required to complete a written arrangement, as per CCS requirements, and will be able to select the nominated session times as per your CWA. 

The same daily Pre-Kindy and Kindy fee will be implemented for all session times.

Events Calendar
Term 1 2019 Kindy Events

January 2019
Monday 7th – Kindy opens for 2019

Monday 28th – Australia Day Public Holiday – Kindy closed for Public Holiday

February 2019
Thursday 14th – Sweetheart Day – Wear red and bring gold coin donation to raise awareness and support HeartKids. Teachers and educators will be educating children about healthy choices to keep a healthy heart. Make a donation to HeartKids.

March 2019
Tuesday 5th – Pancake Day – Bring in a gold coin donation. Children will have pancakes for morning tea to raise awareness and support for Uniting Care to help local people in need.

Wednesday 13th – Wildcall wildlife show incursion – Children will engage in an interactive wildlife show where they will get the opportunity to see, touch, and learn about Australia's amazing wildlife.

Thursday 21st – Harmony Day – Promotes cultural diversity. Children will learn about this within the curriculum.

Friday 22nd – World Water Day – Children to learn about the importance of water, the lack of fresh water in some countries and how we can conserve water.