The Chinchilla Community Kindergarten Inc | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

The Chinchilla Community Kindergarten Inc


Chinchilla Kindergarten is housed in our newly opened premises on Colamba Street. The children enjoy a fun and stimulating learning environment where they engage with materials and ideas, they enjoy visual and performing art spaces that encourages a spirit of exploration and learning through play.

The kindergarten is a safe and supportive environment with shade sails in the playground complete with sandpit, creek bed with bridge to cross and beautiful gardens, which lend themselves to all sorts of creative play!

Chinchilla Community Kindergarten is affiliated with The Creche and Kindergarten Association of Queensland (C&K). C&K is a voluntary, non-profit, community controlled organisation.

Chinchilla Kindergarten embraces C&K’s highly regarded curriculum ‘Building waterfalls’ – a play based curriculum evolving from the children’s interests, needs and abilities. The framework consists of four areas of ‘shared understandings’ – connecting, enlarging, listening and exploring. At Chinchilla Kindergarten we enjoy getting to know each and every child as they embark on their kindergarten journey.

Children attending must turn 4 years of age by the 30 of June in the year they are attending the kindergarten. The Chinchilla Community Kindergarten is an approved provider of the Kindergarten program promoted by the Queensland Government.


The kindergarten offers four groups of 22 children.
Group 1: Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesday (5 day fortnight). Sessions commence at 8.40am and end at 2.50pm daily.

Group 2: Alternate Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (5 day fortnight). Sessions commence at 8.40am and end at 2.50pm daily.

School terms only

Staff are present at the centre between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:30pm

Parent Handbook

Please view the Parent Handbook to find out more information about the Chinchilla Kindergarten, the policies and how the kindy operates.


Please download and print the enrolment form and return to the kindergarten along with a $50.00 deposit (or please email form and make payment via direct deposit provided - using name as a reference).


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.


Chinchilla Community Kindergarten is very excited to be operating from our new premises on Colamba Street. The children enjoy such wonderful surroundings to inspire and excite the senses and proudly showed off their new classrooms at our building’s official open day. Member for Warrego, Howard Hobbs cut the ribbon and unveiled a new plaque for the opening. He praised the ‘inspiring’ building and the Chinchilla community spirit.




2023 Kindergarten Fees 

The daily fee for eligible age children (children turning 4 by June 30 of the year attending Kindy) is up to $42.00. 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