The Cairns Early Years Centre Kindergarten in Bentley Park will give your child the best start in life and help prepare them for school.
Our approach to early years education is enhanced through use of Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines and our Bachelor-qualified teachers.
Attendance and opening hours
Enrolled children attend kindergarten five days every fortnight for 40 weeks each year during school term. This usually works out at two days one week, and three the following week.
- Group A attends Mondays, Tuesdays and alternate Wednesdays.
- Group B attends Thursdays, Fridays and alternate Wednesdays.
Our hours are 8.30am – 2.40pm.
Information on Fees
Our centre is a Queensland Government approved kindergarten program provider which entitles all of our parents & caregivers who enrol eligible children in our Kindergarten program, subsidised fees provided by the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS). Kindergarten is free for those eligible for the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme Plus. All other QKFS eligible families are provided with a subsidised rate.
You do not need to apply for this funding, rather at the time of enrolment we will request documentation from you in order to process your fee subsidies. As a basic requirement to receive this subsidy, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
Kindergarten fees may vary depending on your circumstances. For 2023, our Kindergarten currently offers FREE kindergarten for those eligible for the Kindy Plus Subsidy. For those that don't qualify for this subsidy but do receive Family Tax Benefit we charge a reduced daily fee of only $2.56 per day. Furthermore, if you don't qualify for these two subsidies we offer a reduced fee of $24.37 per day for eligible aged children under the Standard Subsidy received. Therefore, Kindergarten with the our centre is quite affordable for most families. Enquire today with Simone on 07 40346 800 to confirm your daily fee (if any).
You may also download and access our last statement of fees below
How to enrol
To put your child’s name down on our Wait List please complete the Wait List Application form and return to [email protected]. You will be contacted in the year before your child is due to commence Kindergarten, in the beginning of Term 2 to confirm you still require the position. Offers are made in order of receipt of the wait list application so if you have not heard from us it may be that we have not yet offered spots to those later down the list. By all means please call to enquire and we can let you know where your application is at.
Get in touch
Pick up the phone or come in and have a friendly chat with us for more details about how we can help you and your family. For enquiries please call (07) 4034 6800 or email [email protected]
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