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C&K Beachmere Community Kindergarten

Operating Hours

Thursdays, Fridays and alternate Wednesdays. 

8:22am - 2:30pm 


Group 1B: Thursday, Friday, and alternate Wednesdays, 8:22am - 2:30pm


Welcome to Beachmere C&K Community Kindergarten

C&K Beachmere Kindergarten is located in the grounds of Beachmere State School. We have a lovely leafy playground and an inviting environment with a very safe and secure Kindy building. The educators are all experienced and we are warm and friendly. We cater for children in the year before they go to school. Please ask about Kindy at NO Cost to see if you are eligible. There is one group of Kindergarten children who attend every Thursday and Friday and alternate Wednesdays from 8.22am to 2.30 pm during school terms.

Beachmere C&K is a small community kindergarten with close partnerships with the schools and community groups. In June 2019, we received our Assessment and Rating results and achieved exceeding across ALL standards in each quality area. We recently received an award from Moreton Bay City Council on our commitment to promoting and embedding sustainable practices. We have also been acknowledged as embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait perspectives into our kindergarten program.  

Families are welcome to call into the kindergarten at any time to see our kindergarten program in action and to meet with us to discuss their children’s learning needs.

Our Philosophy

We see children as unique individuals who are capable and competent learners. We value children’s unique perspectives on life and acknowledge this by allowing them to drive their own learning through a planned and spontaneous curriculum.
We will empower children to drive the learning that is meaningful to them in the knowledge that there is no right or wrong way to learn. We will promote children’s self-esteem, curiosity, and positive attitudes towards collaborative learning, in a safe, nurturing and challenging environment.
We value children’s individual learning styles, personalities and family backgrounds. We acknowledge that parents and guardians are the child’s first and most important teachers and aim to work in partnership with them to promote children’s learning and development.
As educators, we a life-long learners and are dedicated to professional development and continuous education and training. We value each educators’ contributions, thoughts, experiences, abilities, opinions, strengths, and diversity.
We value and respect the cultural heritage and diversity within our community and encourage parents and guardians to share their values and beliefs with us and the children. We acknowledge Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the traditional custodians of lands, waterways, and skies across Australia.
- Teacher and Director Sandra Matthews and Assistant Bec Paewhenua

Don’t miss out on a place, enrol your child today.

Complete our Enrolment Enquiry form to add your child's name to our waiting list (free). You will be added to a queue and contacted as soon as a suitable place is available.

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

Enrolment Enquiry

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.


Kindergarten Fees

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


Daily Fee

Full kindergarten fee.


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 $3,544 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.

Other Fees


Daily Fee

Non-eligible enrolment kindergarten fee* $51.00

A one-off, non-refundable fee when you confirm your enrolment**


(one-off fee)

*Non-eligible enrolments include children born on or after 1 July 2019 (they will not turn four by 30 June 2023), children who are enrolled in two kindergarten groups at the same centre and are therefore ineligible for the Queensland Kindergarten Funding for the second group, and children claiming the Queensland Kindergarten Funding at another centre.

**If you are eligible for the Kindy Plus subsidy your enrolment fee will be waived.

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?

Priority is given to eligible-aged children but if there are places available, we are happy to have 3 year old children at kindy and attend for 2 years.  The subsidies do not apply for 3 year old children, and the non-eligible enrolment kindergarten fee will apply.  Please contact us on 07 5496 8562 for more information on fees for 3 year olds and to discuss your child and your family’s situation.

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.  Please visit our Kindergarten Fees Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.  You can also read more about C&K’s fee policy here

If you have any other questions, please contact us on 07 5496 8562.