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

C&K Carina Kindergarten

Operating Hours and Groups

Kindy A - Mondays and Tuesdays 8.00am to 3.30pm
Kindy B - Thursdays and Fridays 7.50am to 3.30pm

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

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.


Carina Kindy is community kindergarten nestled in the heart of Brisbane’s south side; on the border of Camp Hill and Carina. Our grounds are lush and green with great play equipment and facilities. If you are interested in seeing the kindy please contact us and arrange a time to visit, we would love to meet you!

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 offer a safe, secure and fun environment for your child to play, grow and learn.  At Carina Kindy we believe a positive and open relationship with families is a vital in providing a positive experience for your child; therefore we will work together with families to provide an environment in which your child will feel comfortable and safe.  We provide a place of learning and care where your child has access to active, play-based learning and developmentally appropriate resources. We have a strong emphasis on children engaging with the environment and being able to exercise choices which match their interests and capabilities. 

We are positive your child will enjoy their time here with us and look forward to sharing time with you and your family as well. We offer an open invitation to families to play an active role in the centre and input to our programming. 

Please contact us for more information. 

Child-Led Learning  

No two days are the same at Carina 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 Carina 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. 

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. 

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

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 daily fee for eligible age children (children turning 4 by June 30 of the year attending kindy) is up to $49.75.  Depending on your individual family’s circumstances you may be eligible for a subsidy under the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Program to reduce your out-of-pocket expense. 

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