C&K Ashgrove West Preschool | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

C&K Ashgrove West Preschool

Operating Hours

7:15am - 5:30pm, Monday - Friday 50 weeks per year (closed for 2 weeks over Christmas/New Year)


  • Group 1A: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am - 2:30pm
  • Group 2A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays 8:30am - 2:30pm
  • Group 1B: Thursday, Friday 7:45am - 3:30pm
  • Group 2B: alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday 8:30am - 2:30pm

Before Care available from 7:15am and After Hours Care is available between 2:30pm and 5:30pm Monday to Friday during school terms on a permanent or casual booking basis. Vacation Care available 7.15am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday during school holidays (excluding 2 weeks over Christmas/New Year).


Welcome to C&K Ashgrove West Preschool Centre. Ashgrove West Kindy is a not-for-profit preschool, with an Overall Rating of Meeting under the National Quality Framework. Conveniently located opposite Ashgrove State School, our Kindy provides early education for families from Ashgrove, Paddington, Bardon, The Gap, Red Hill and surrounding suburbs.

Set in large, beautiful, natural grounds and large spacious classrooms, each class is run by University qualified Early Childhood Teachers and qualified Assistants who have extensive years’ experience teaching pre-prep aged children.

Your child will be taught, nurtured and guided by a University qualified Early Childhood Teacher and qualified Assistant who have extensive years’ experience teaching pre-prep aged children. Our teaching staff work with the same group of children each day to provide the children with stability and continuity during the year.

Additional Needs Assistants are employed as required in accordance with C&K’s policy of equity and opportunity for all children.

Child-Led Learning  

No two days are the same at Ashgrove West Kindy. Our teaching team tailor each day’s learning taking into account the interests of the children in the group. The spacious environment at our kindy is thoughtfully planned and well resourced. There is a focus on music, drama, literature and visual arts and time spent discovering the natural environment outdoors. 

Community Spirit  

Community spirit is important to us at Ashgrove West Kindy. We foster our strong ties to the local community by encouraging parent input and involvement in the daily operations of the kindergarten and programming decisions. We often hold and partake in community events and love connecting with local businesses and groups around us 

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Don't miss out on a place, waitlist your child today. 

Waitlist now to secure your place at our centre. You will be added to a queue and contacted as soon as a suitable place is available.  

Please contact our centre directly via phone or email if have any questions. 

Places for kindergarten are usually offered for the following year, between May and July the year before. 

For any employment opportunities with AWPS, please see our C&K Careers page.

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What year should my child attend kindy?

This table shows the year the Queensland government recommends your child attends kindergarten. Children aged 4 years old by June 30 in the year they attend kindy are also called ‘Eligible age’ or ‘Target age’.

Year born Kindy year
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025
1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022 2026

Kindergarten, also known as pre-prep or preschool, is a program for children in the year before they attend school. When places are available, 3-year old children may be able to attend.

C&K's kindergarten programs are guided by university-qualified teachers and support children to be curious, capable, and collaborative learners.

At C&K we know that children do not learn in isolation, for us learning is partnership between teachers, children, parents, and communities. 

Our curriculum approach, Listening and Learning Together, aligns with both The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF), and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG).

It continues the longstanding traditions and philosophical commitments of C&K to our children, families and communities. Read more about the history of C&K.

We've designed our indoor and outdoor spaces to ignite imaginations, nurture healthy minds and bodies, as children explore, experiment, play and learn.

Learning through play is an integral part of our education program. Our educators skilfully enrich and extend on children's play experiences, creating a learning program that is tailored and meaningful for your child.

Your child's learning journey is shared with you via conversations with your child's educators and through written documentation in your centre, and in some centres through StoryPark (an app and website). 

Read more about C&K's education program.

2023 Kindergarten Fees 

The following table outlines the daily fees for eligible age children (children turning at least 4 by June 30 of the year attending kindy).

Full kindergarten fee (no subsidy).

$41.60 - 5 day fortnight
$44.67- 3 days per week
$52.00 - 2 days per week

If you are eligible for Kindy Plus, your child will attend kindy for FREE.

If you are eligible for the Family Tax Benefit, you will receive a subsidy of $3,500 per year.

If you are not eligible for Kindy Plus or Family Tax Benefit, you will receive a subsidy of $1,500 per year.

Only one centre can claim the relevant funding subsidy for your child. If your child is enrolled in another kindergarten program (for example, in a childcare centre or another kindergarten) while they are enrolled at our centre, you need to choose which centre receives the funding.

Am I eligible for the Kindy Plus or Family Tax Benefit subsidy?

Subsidies are funded by the Queensland and Australian governments. All children of eligible age (turning at least 4 by June 30 in the year they attend kindy) are eligible for a subsidy of $1,500 per year.

Please visit the Kindy savings website and select sessional kindy for Step 1 to check your eligibility for the Kindy Plus and Family Tax Benefit subsidy.

You will need to show proof of your eligibility when you enrol, which will differ depending on the subsidy you are eligible for.

What if I want my 3 year old to go to kindergarten?

The subsidies do not apply for 3 year old children, and the daily fee will differ. If there are places available, we are happy to have 3 year old children at kindy and attend for 2 years.

I have more questions. Who can I talk to?

As a not-for-profit, we aim to keep fees affordable for families and have developed a fee system to maximise family access to available subsidies.

If you have any other questions, please contact us on 07 33661212.

For more detail, please refer to our 2023 Statement of Fees (PDF). 

For more details on the subsidies available, please visit Kindy Savings

For more information on Kindergarten Fees, please visit Kindergarten Fees. ​​​​​