55A ELECTRA STREET,
PO BOX 642
PHONE: 4151 2227
14 Edmondstone Street,
Newmarket, Qld, 4051
Tel (07) 3552 5333
Toll free 1800 177 092
THE CRECHE & KINDERGARTEN ASSOCIATION
The Bundaberg Community Kindergarten is a community based association, with all profits reinvested to benefit children and the community. Unlike private centres, or other corporate childcare services who must make profits for shareholders, our centre is not for the profit or gain of individual members and the Association’s constitution prohibits it from making financial distributions to its members. This association and its assets are owned by the parent body which elects a management committee each year to operate the centre effectively.
AFFILIATION WITH C&K
C&K is a voluntary, non-profit organisation responsible for monitoring standards in community kindergartens and preschools. As such, C&K distributes the Department of Education and the Arts DECKAS funding throughout the state, to all approved affiliated community kindergartens which meet specific requirements. This funding contributes to approximately 40- 50% of the overall costs of each individual centre, and the management committee is responsible for the remaining operational costs. These costs are covered by fees and fundraising, and the committee rely upon the personal commitment of the parents to become involved in these efforts.
As an affiliated centre we adhere to the Department of Education and the Arts recognised play-based curriculum. This allows children to problem solve, discover and learn how to be independent thinkers. C&K is committed to providing quality early childhood education. At C&K children come first, not private shareholders.
Founded in 1907, C&K is proud to be the largest and longest established provider of community based early childhood education and childcare services in Queensland. C&K are committed to providing quality education and care for your child’s pre-schooling years. C&K have more than 400 Department of Education and the Arts funded centres and child-related services for families with young children across the state.
A C&K early education consultant (EEC) visits C&K affiliated centres to support the staff, families and children. The role of the early education consultant is a valuable one as they act as an advisor and mentor to staff. Advice to the management committee can also be accessed through M.A.S (C&K Management Advisory service).C&K & the EEC is available throughout the year for advice on any matter related to the functioning of the centre. Few early childhood services in Queensland have such a resource readily available to them. Your child will benefit directly from the support provided by C&K.
The EEC for this region is Sandi Lascelles.
Sandi can be contacted on: PH 4159 1408 or 0427 121970
C&K has been the pioneer in early childhood education and care for nearly a century. We have been advocating for young children and providing community based early childhood services since 1907. C&K opened its first service in Fortitude Valley, a day nursery for 13 children of working women. By 1911, C&K was operating four such centres in Brisbane and had established the Kindergarten Teachers College to provide training for staff. The college grew and evolved to become the Queensland University of Technology’s School of Early Childhood Education (QUT).
LICENSING & REGULATIONS
This kindergarten is licensed by the Office for early childhood under the Child care Act 2002 and must comply with this Act and Child Care Regulation 2003, including for example, the requirements relating to activities, experiences & programs, staff members’ qualifications, numbers of staff members & children.
The Office of Early Childhood Information service contact number:
1800 637 711 (Free call) or 07 41259379
Address: PO Box 1490, Hervey Bay, Qld, 4655, 50-54 Main St Hervey Bay
For further information contact:
Child Care Information service
Telephone: (07) 3224 4225
Free call outside Brisbane: 1800 637 711