Early Learning Community

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Important Note:

Kindy 2018 is now full. Please contact Kindy Director, Alicia Shields, on 5655 0910 or 0447 051 902 or email kindy@hillcrest.qld.edu.au to request to be placed on the waiting list. There are still positions available for the Pre-Kindy Room.

Alicia Shields
Director, Early Learning Community

The Early Learning Community is the first stepping stone in your child’s educational journey, and we believe it is our greatest gift to nurture and flourish your child’s learning journey through their early childhood years in our Kindergarten and Long Day Care program.

Our Kindy program implements the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines (QKLG) and is developed in reference to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). At the very heart of the Early Years Learning Framework is the view that early childhood is a time when exploring the notions of being, belonging and becoming are essential to the development of identity, cognitive reasoning and wellbeing.

Our experienced team of Early Childhood Educators see our role as an extension of your family and know the importance of working in partnership with families to see each child’s potential fulfilled.

Children in these early years learn through play; it is the work of childhood. Our Kindergarten curriculum encourages hands on learning, giving each child the thrill of self-discovery.

At Hillcrest Christian College Kindy we believe that the foundations laid in the early childhood years are crucial to a child’s development. It is through these foundations children form who they are as individuals. We believe that each child is a unique creation of God and we strive to encourage each child’s spiritual, physical, social and cognitive development to build a strong foundation for successful learning.

A comprehensive and holistic Kindergarten Program is an essential part of each child’s learning journey and their future transition to school. Our Kindergarten curriculum creates the framework around which all of the interactions, activities and experiences, both planned and unplanned occur. This ensures that your child is fully prepared in every way possible to transition effectively to the new set of learning objectives in our school environment.

Introducing Pre-Kindy in 2018

From 2018 our Early Learning Community will be introducing a Pre-Kindy room which caters for 3-4 year olds. Our Pre-Kindy room will be implementing the Early Years Learning Framework and will be delivered by a qualified early childhood lead educator. The Pre-Kindy class will be run as the long day care program which operates from 6.30am – 6.00pm, 50 weeks a year.

For children to enrol within the Pre-Kindy class for 2018, children need to be 3 by their first day or commencement.

The Pre-Kindy program commencing in 2018 will be $89.00 a day.

Vacancies within Pre-Kindy 2018 are very limited. If you would like to enrol your child into Pre Kindy for 2018 please call the Kindy Director, Alicia, on 5655 0910 or 0447 051 902.

Operating Hours

6.30am – 6.00pm Monday – Friday
Closed Public Holidays

Daily Fee

Kindy Daily Fee - $87.50 per day
Pre-Kindy program commencing in 2018 will be $89.00 a day.

The Kindergarten program now operates a long day care model due to the increasing interest in our current Kindergarten program. Hillcrest Christian College Kindergarten runs three Kindergarten rooms that each cater for 22 children per day with a qualified early childhood lead educator implementing the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines with an assisting educator in each room.

Our daily fee for the Kindergarten program is $87.50 per day, inclusive of incursions, sunscreen and Future Champs program. Under a the long day care model, eligible families are able to claim CCB (child care benefit) and CCR (child care rebate). Hillcrest Christian College Kindergarten is licensed under the Education and Cares Services National Law 2011 and the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2013.

Hillcrest Christian College Kindergarten operates from 6.30am – 6.00pm, Monday to Friday, 50 weeks of the year.