C&K Carina Kindergarten & Preschool | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

C&K Carina Kindergarten & Preschool


Our mission is to provide excellence in early childhood education by creating a warm, caring and welcoming environment which affirms the unique worth of each individual. We are licensed under the Education and Care Services Act 2013 and Education and Care Services Regulation.

Our staff consists of two qualified early childhood teachers (Co-Directors) and one qualified assistant. The centre is not for profit and administered by a Management Committee of parents, which is elected at the AGM.

We are a single unit Kindergarten running two groups with a ratio of 22 children to a minimum of 2 carers (a qualified early childhood teacher and teaching assistant) per group.

Our Kindergarten Groups are:

Kindy A - Mondays and Tuesdays 8.00am to 3.30pm
Kindy B - Thursdays, Fridays and alternative Wednesdays 8.25am to 2.30pm

These groups run during Queensland school terms and children must turn 4 by 30 June in the year they attend.

For more information visit our website www.carinakindy.org.au

We would like to acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet today – the TURRBAL to the north of the river and the JAGERA to the south of the Brisbane River. We would also like to acknowledge and pay our respects to all the Elders by past and present.

Please contact the centre regarding places available this year.

If you would like to put your child's name on our waiting list for future years, please phone, email or visit our centre or alternatively fill out our online waitlist application. A $10 non-refundable booking fees is payable. 


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 can 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. 

All C&K centres feature Listening and Learning Together: The C&K Curriculum Approach. The learning outcomes in our approach align with both The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF), and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG).

Our approach 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, through written documentation in your centre and through StoryPark (an app and website). 

Read more about C&K's education program.


Carina Kindergarten will be running an Open Day during the year. Please contact the Kindy in regards to the date or to go on to our mailing list.

If you would like to hear about what is going on around our Kindy, please ‘Like us’ on Facebook ‘Carina C&K Kindy’ or visit our website.

Phone: 07 3398 4904
Email: admin@carinakindy.org.au

Carina's daily fees are: 

Long Day Program
$41.00 per day for 4 days per fortnight

Short Day Program
$32.80 per day for 5 days per fortnight 

For more information, please refer to our 2020 Statement of Fees (PDF)