Early Learning Community

Submit Pre-Kindy or Kindy Application Early Learning Community Guide booklet Statement of Fees 2018

Kindy 2019 applications have now closed, as our 2019 Kindy classes are currently at capacity. If you are seeking a Kindy enrolment for 2020, please ensure that you complete a KINDY APPLICATION FORM by March 2019.

Pre-Kindy and Kindy Programs

The Early Learning Community is the first stepping stone in your child’s educational journey, and we believe it is our greatest privilege to nurture your child’s learning journey through their early childhood years in our Kindergarten and Long Day Care program. At Hillcrest 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. Every person is a unique creation of God, and so we aim to develop each child’s spiritual, physical, social and cognitive characteristics to build a strong foundation for successful learning.

Our Kindy program implements the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines (QKLG) and is developed using 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. Children in these early years learn through play; it is the work of childhood, and our Kindergarten curriculum encourages hands-on learning, giving each child the thrill of discovery.

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

Kindy

To be eligible for our Kindy program, your child must be turning 4 years of age by June 30, in their year of commencement.

Our three Kindergarton classrooms each cater for 22 4-5 year old children per day, and implement the Early Years Learning Framework. Kindy operates within a long day care model, and is open from from 6.30am – 6.00pm, 50 weeks a year. Each classroom has a qualified early childhood lead educator who implements the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines, and who is supported by an assistant educator.

A comprehensive and holistic Kindergarten program is an essential part of each child’s learning journey, and their future transition to school and 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 to transition effectively to the new set of learning objectives in our College environment.

Pre-Kindy

To enrol your child in our Pre-Kindy class, they must be at least 3 years of age by their first day of commencement.

Our Pre-Kindy classroom caters for 3-4 year olds, and implements the Early Years Learning Framework. Pre-Kindy also operates as a long day care program and is open from 6.30am – 6.00pm, 50 weeks a year. The program is delivered by a qualified, early childhood lead educator, and incorporates our Kindy Music program and Future Champs Sports Program (on set days), as well as art and craft, outdoor activities and much more.

Vacancies within Pre-Kindy 2019 are very limited, so if you would like to enrol your child, please contact our Kindy Director, Alicia Shields, on 07 5655 0910 or 0447 051 902.

Current Kindy Enrolments

Applications for our Kindy (Pre-Prep) program for 2019 have now closed. Please contact our Kindy Director Alicia Shields, on 07 5655 0910, or kindy@hillcrest.qld.edu.au to join our waiting list.


Operating Hours

6.30am – 6.00pm, Monday – Friday, 50 weeks per year
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.

Daily Fee

The 2019 Daily Fee is inclusive of incursions, sunscreen, our music program, and the Future Champs sports program:

Kindy Daily Fee - $90.50 per day
Pre-Kindy Daily Fee - $92.00 per day

Hillcrest Christian College Kindergarten is licensed under the Education and Cares Services National Law 2011 and the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2013, and under the long day care model, eligible families are able to claim CCB (child care benefit) and CCR (child care rebate).