Choosing which type of early childhood education and care service is right for your child and family is a very personal decision. Your work or study commitments may necessitate that a service with longer, more flexible hours is required, meaning long day care or family day care will be your preferred option.
Existing C&K parents have told us what they looked for when choosing an early childhood education service include:
- staff (are they friendly, welcoming and caring)
- quality and reputation
- look and feel (indoor and outdoor play spaces, safety)
- early learning program
- location (for drop off and pick up)
C&K offers long day care, kindergarten and family day care programs throughout Queensland. We have close to 400 services and we are growing. And we are proud to have educated more than one million Queensland children.
You can be confident that every C&K service:
- employs Qualified Educators
- will guide your child’s learning using Building waterfalls, C&K’s curriculum framework approved by the Queensland Studies Authority
- encourages your child to learn through play.
Long Day Care
C&K currently offers long day care (child care) in 31 locations throughout Queensland, for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years. C&K childcare services operate every day of the week (excluding public holidays) for 52 weeks per year and offer an approved kindergarten program, taught by a qualified early childhood teacher.
To find a C&K long day care service near you please use the “Find a C&K near you” and choose the service type “Childcare” and enter your preferred suburb or post code.
Children typically attend kindergarten in the year before they commence Prep at school. C&K has more than 320 kindergartens located throughout Queensland, many in regional and remote areas. C&K kindergartens offer 15 hours of education per week, for 40 weeks of the year (most aligning with state school terms). Children will usually attend either a five (5) day fortnight (e.g. between 8.30am – 2.30pm on Monday, Tuesday the first week and then Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday the following week) or two (2) long days (e.g. 8.30am – 4.00pm Monday and Tuesday).
To find a C&K kindergarten service near you please use the “Find a C&K near you” and choose the service type “Kindergarten” and enter your preferred suburb or post code.
Family Day Care
C&K offers a home-based, small group education and care program through our five family day care services, located in South East Queensland. If your family requires care for children aged 6weeks to 12 years, and outside of the operating hours of long day care / childcare and kindergarten, then family day care might be the best option for your family. Each family day care educator has the required qualifications and delivers C&K’s Building waterfalls curriculum in a home setting, with lower educator to child ratios.
To find a C&K Family Day Care service near you please use the “Find a C&K near you” and choose the service type “Family Day Care” and enter your preferred suburb or post code.