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C&K Blackbutt Community Kindergarten

Operating Hours

Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesday's

8:30am - 2:38pm

2023 Operating Hours 

Thursday, Friday, alternate Wednesday's


Welcome to C&K Blackbutt Community Kindergarten. We offer a quality Approved Kindergarten program for children the year before they begin Prep. We are a dedicated kindergarten so your child will take part in a structured program with other children their age.

C&K Blackbutt Community Kindergarten is located in a quiet street, near Blackbutt State School and we run sessions every Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesday.

Hello my name is Sandra Kirby and I am the Teacher / Director at our kindy and I have been working at C&K Blackbutt Community Kindergarten since January 2015. I am a Qualified Teacher registered with the Queensland College of Teachers and have been teaching young children since 2004. I am passionate about each child's right to play and learn and I love providing quality early childhood education and care that empowers children grow and reach their full potential. I believe quality education and care assists children to develop essential skills that will support them when they go to school and provides them with a lifelong love I learning. Something that I was fortunate enough to get from my C&K Kindy Teacher all those years ago. I would like to introduce you to our teaching team which also consists of Sharon Hodges and Jodie Heilig. Two amazing women in our community who are as dedicated to young children and their learning as I am. We look forward to welcoming your family to our service.

Our service has been assessed by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority and received an overall rating of Meeting the Quality Standards. To find out more visit mychild.gov.au.



Free Kindy for 2022 - Enrol Now

C&K Blackbutt Community Kindergarten has secured additional funding from the Queensland Department of Education to offer Free Kindy for 2022. The funding allows families of eligible-aged children to attend C&K Blackbutt Community Kindergarten for 15 hours per week at no cost. Your child must turn four-years-old by 30 June 2022 to be eligible for the funding. Please contact us today for more information or enrol now to secure your child's place.

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K Blackbutt. 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 C&K Blackbutt. We foster our strong ties to the local community by encouraging parent involvement in the daily operations of the kindergarten. We often hold and partake in community events and love connecting with local businesses and groups around us. 

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

Enrol now 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.

Enrol now

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 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025


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.


Join us at our Kindy Meet and Greet on Wednesday, 26 October from 9:30am to 11am. 

We invite you and your child to visit our centre to meet with and engage with our professional and nurturing educators at our special Open Day event.

Explore our indoor and outdoor spaces, where our environments are designed to spark curiosity, ignite imaginations and build confidence.

Talk to our educators to discover how we focus on children being powerful learners and how STEM, literacy, cooperation, and resilience are the foundations of our play-based philosophy.

Learn more about our accredited kindergarten program and how it will provide your child with a lifelong love of learning and prepare them for a successful transition to school.


Daily Fee

For children turning 4 by June 30 of the year attending*

Up to $0.00

For 3 year olds *

Up to $38.30


Up to $0.00

Enrolment fee - a one-off, non-refundable fee when you confirm your place


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 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025

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

If there are spaces, we are happy to have three year olds at kindy, who can come for 2 years. Please contact us to discuss your child and your family’s situation.

Can I get the concession rate?

The concession is funded by the Queensland and Australian governments. You can get the concession if your child is of eligible age and you:

  • have a valid health care card, or
  • have a valid pensioner concession card, or
  • hold a veteran’s affairs gold/white card, or
  • identify as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or South Sea Islander, or
  • have had a multiple birth (three children or more) and all children attend kindy.

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us on 07 4163 0553.

How does C&K decide fees?

As a not-for-profit organisation, C&K reinvests any surplus back into our services and programs to better achieve outcomes for all children and communities. 

We aim to keep fees affordable for families and has developed a fee system to maximise family access to available subsidies. Read more about C&K's fee policies.