Campus Kindergarten offers programs for the age group of 2.5 yrs to school age,
Cost: A family waitlist fee of $20.00 is required (per family) to be paid upon returning the wait list form. (Methods of payment are Credit Card, EFT or Direct Deposit. NO cash please)
It is the parents responsibility to ensure the contact details on the waitlist form are kept up to date. This will ensure your waitlist position is secure for your child.
Campus Kindergarten relies on fees as its main source of income. The Board of Management has a responsibility to ensure that fees are determined within the annual budget so that the centre is able to operate efficiently. The fees for 2017 are:
- Pre Kindy $92 per day
- Kindy $86 per day
- Vacation Care $92 pre day
(Fees structure effective as of 1st January 2017)
Campus Kindergarten is committed to high quality education and care. This handbook introduces you to Campus Kindergarten, outlining the centre’s history, philosophy, curriculum, management and staffing structures.
Upon enrolment all families receive a handbook that covers a range of information to assist families settle into the Campus Kindy environment. This document is revised and re-issued from time to time as major changes occur. It should be read in conjunction with other Campus Kindy related information such as newsletters and other correspondence sent to you. Please feel free to click and download a copy of the parent handbook for your reference.
As the demand for places at Campus Kindy outweighs supply, there is a waiting list. Due to the high demand for child care Priority of Access Guidelines have been set by the Commonwealth Government Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (Children’s Services Handbook 2006-2007).
In accordance with these guidelines Priority of Access is as follows:
- A child at risk of serious abuse or neglect;
- A child of a single parent, who satisfies, or of parents who both satisfy, the work/training/study test under section 14 of the Family Assistance Act;
Within these main categories the centre is required to give priority of access as follows:
- Children in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families;
- Children in families with a disabled person;
- Children in families which include an individual whose taxable income percent under clause 7 of Schedule 2 to the Family Assistance Act is 100 percent;
- Children in socially isolated families;
Priority of access is also given to siblings of children who have attended the service
Campus Kindergarten has a long tradition of providing Kindergarten and Pre-Kindy places to the families of the UQ community. To strengthen our commitment, we have worked with the University and now operate under a policy that prioritises places to UQ staff and students.
This will take affect on all waitlist applications from 1st September 2015.
The main offer of enrolment places takes place in August/ September for the following January.
Enrolment interviews are held during the September vacation care period to provide parents and children with further information about the teaching team and centre.
A child and family’s enrolment and orientation to the centre is given careful thought and planning in order to ensure that this process supports a positive move into the Campus Kindergarten community
A meet and greet will be organised prior to your child starting at Campus Kindy, this provides a valuable opportunity for parents and teachers to meet together and share the Campus Kindergarten culture, philosophy and curriculum, and mostly importantly allow your child to be familiar with Campus Kindy.
Enrolment interviews are held in September/October , where individual families meet with the Services Manager and the classroom Curriculum Lead Teacher. This is also a valuable time to share information and for both Campus Kindergarten and each family to start on our journey as partners in your child’s education and care.
Families are encouraged to spend time at Campus Kindy prior to a child commencing. This fosters a smooth transition for the children.