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About C&K

C&K - Where Children Come First

With more than 100 years' in early childhood education and care, C&K (The Creche and Kindergarten Association) is regarded as one of Australia's leading providers of childcare and kindergarten.

We have over 330 kindergarten and childcare centres around Queensland, and as a not-for-profit, children come first in everything we do.

We respect each other, we work with integrity and we strive for excellence.

Our passionate, qualified teachers nurture healthy minds and celebrate each child's individual strengths, so they are supported to grow to their full potential.

Our program

In September 2010, the Queensland Studies Authority approved C&K's Building waterfalls teaching and learning guidelines for kindergarten. This was the only independently approved early childhood curriculum in Australia, meeting the standards of the Early Years Learning Framework at the time.

In 2019, we proudly launched Listening and Learning Together: The C&K Curriculum Approach, for children birth to five. Read more about our education program

C&K continues to shine well above National assessment and rating results, with 63% of centres achieving "Exceeding" (31% above the national average).

C&K is also a Central Governing Body (CGB), which manages and disperses federal and state funding to branch and affiliate centres.

  • A branch centre is owned and operated by C&K.
  • An affiliate centre is owned and operated by a volunteer management committee under an incorporated association.

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