Campus Kindergarten offers programs for children from 2.5 yrs to school age.
You can submit your waitlist application using our EOI form here.
As a not-for-profit entity, 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 from July 2023 are:
- The Jacaranda Room (Pre Kindy) $110 per day
- The Banksia and Cottonwood rooms (Kindy) $110 per day
As the demand for early education 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.
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 most importantly allow your child to be familiar with Campus Kindy.
Families are encouraged to spend time at Campus Kindy prior to a child commencing. This fosters a smooth transition for the children.