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Church Street Kindergarten & Preschool Association Inc

Welcome

Church Street Kindergarten was established in 1958 as Wacol Army Village Kindergarten and serviced Wacol, Camira, Darra and the Centenary Suburbs. After the sale of the Army Village in 1987, the kindergarten relocated to Goodna for the Commencement of the 1988 School Year. 

The kindergarten is situated in a suburban environment amongst houses.  This is a less daunting first step into an educational facility, with only 22 children in attendance unlike hundreds of other children in a school environment. The building is orientated towards a large tree-covered grassy playground with an emphasis on natural materials such as timber and bark. 

Church Street Kindergarten & Preschool provides all of the Library, Music & Movement and Language activities available at schools. The centre has extensive indoor and outdoor play equipment and resources which have been purchased and maintained over many years through parent fundraising efforts.  We value all of our past and present families as being part of our Church Street Community.

Church Street Kindergarten has a long history of stable and consistent Staff members.  Many of our past students return with their own children.

Great Start to Kindergarten Pre-kindy Program 2022 

C&K has been successful in securing funding from the Queensland Department of Education for the Great Start to Kindergarten Pre-kindy Program. This program provides funding for community kindergartens selected by the Department to offer no-cost or low-cost three-year-old programs in terms 3 and 4 in 2022. 

To be eligible for the funding, children need to have turned three by 30 June 2022. 

Church Street Kindergarten and Pre School is offering a Pre-kindy in a kindergarten program for three-year-olds in terms 3 and 4, 2022. 

Please contact the National Translating and Interpreting Service to support families with enrolments, inclusion, and medical needs forms. This service provides clarity to help remove language barriers that impact the child's needs.  

Pre-kindy in a kindergarten program 

Three-year-old children will attend the existing high-quality community kindergarten program alongside four-year-olds, which will complement and extend children's learning at home. It also provides learning opportunities that are not always readily available in a home context – including building relationships with teachers and learning to cooperate with peers in a group environment. 

Attending this program in terms 3 and 4, 2022 will provide children with opportunities to learn alongside older children and provide an individualised and developmentally appropriate approach. 

Please contact us for more information or to enrol and secure your child’s place. 

Opening Hours

8.45am to 2.55pm, Monday to Friday, 5 day fortnight.

  • Green Group– Every Wednesday, Every Friday and alternate Mondays
  • Yellow Group – Every Tuesday, Every Thursday and alternate Mondays.

The same children (maximum of 22) attend for the SAME hours on the SAME days with the SAME Staff.

For more information visit: Church Street Kindergarten and Pre-School, Godna affiliate website.

Waiting lists
Waiting Lists for future years are now open.

Please contact the centre by phone or email. We encourage ALL prospective parents to come into the centre to put their child’s name down on a Waiting List, to see the program in operation and ask any questions they may have.

There is no Waiting List fee.

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.

News

Every day is OPEN DAY at Church Street Kindergarten & Preschool. You are welcome to visit and see our program in operation and talk with staff.

In August, our Centre was assessed and rated "as Exceeding National Quality Standards". We were all pleased with this acknowledgement of our work. 

Church Street's daily fees are:

  • $23.00

For more information, please refer to our 2022 Statement of Fees (PDF)