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C&K Coorparoo Community Kindergarten

Operating hours

Monday - Friday 

8:30am - 4:00pm

2018 Groups

Group 1A:  Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, 8:45am - 2:45pm

Group 1B: alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday, 8:45am - 2:45pm

Group 2A: Monday - Tuesday, 8:30am - 4:00pm

Group 2B: Wednesday, Thursday and alternate Fridays, 8:45am - 2:45pm


Welcome to C&K Coorparoo Community Kindergarten. We are located in a quiet street off Cavendish Road.

The kindergarten is a branch service of C&K. C&K manages this kindergarten in conjunction with the Director and a Parent Advisory Group (PAG) elected by the parents of children attending the kindergarten. We offer quality education and care for children in the year before they attend prep.
Our kindergarten is unique in it’s double-unit setting. Each unit has separate grounds and facilities. Our beautiful playgrounds are set in a natural tropical environment, which has been developed over 50 years. We continually strive to ensure that both our indoor and outdoor environments are stimulating and offer a range of opportunities for children to learn through play.
In 2011 we celebrated our 50 year anniversary as a C&K service and our kindergarten continues to be an active member of the local community, servicing many generations of families over the years.

Queensland Government Approved Program  

We offer a unique kindergarten program based on our own internationally-recognised teaching guidelines - ‘Building waterfalls’. Our government-approved program is centred around a living and learning community that values children as competent and capable individuals. This play-based curriculum helps children to socialise, build confidence, and develop communication and early literacy and numeracy skills to ensure your child is school-ready.

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K Coorparoo. Our teaching team tailors each day’s learning, taking into account the interests of the children in the group. The spacious and natural environment at our kindy is thoughtfully planned and well resourced. There is a focus on music, drama, literature and visual arts and we allocate plenty of time for outdoor play and discovery.

Community Spirit 

Community spirit is important to us at C&K Coorparoo. We foster 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 and taking the children on excursions out into the local community.

1. Enrol now - Please contact our Enrolments team on 1800 177 092 or email us. You may be able to enrol immediately if a place is available. If no place is available we will place your child on a waiting list or suggest alternatives

2. Enrol laterPlease click the “Online waiting list” button above and fill out the form. 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. Please note, this kindy does not charge a wait list fee.

Which year should my child attend kindy?

  • 2018 - Children born 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014
  • 2019 - Children born 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015
  • 2020 - Children born 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
  • 2021 - Children born 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017

3 and 5 year olds can also attend kindy, depending on your situation. Contact us for more information about early entry and delayed exit to kindy.

We operate 40 weeks per year, during school term.  

C&K Building waterfalls is C&K’s early childhood curriculum framework. It is Australia’s first collaborative birth to school age curriculum framework and is universally acclaimed as inspiring and thought provoking, taking early childhood education to a new level. C&K Building waterfalls is based on enduring C&K philosophy, as well as encompassing contemporary practices and understandings of the early years and it is used by educators at every C&K service.

C&K Building waterfalls: a guideline for educators, living and learning with children aged birth to three offers all early childhood educators, whether in kindy or childcare, an approach to the earliest years of care and education based on enduring C&K philosophy, as well as encompassing contemporary practices and understandings of the early years.

C&K believes that children do not learn in isolation. It is a collaborative process. C&K Building waterfalls teaching and learning guidelines acknowledge the important role that educators, parents, guardians, other children and the physical environment play in a child’s learning. C&K Building waterfalls acknowledges children as competent and capable learners.

To read more about C&K Building waterfalls click here.

There are still a few places available so it's not too late to sumbit your ONLINE WAITING LIST APPLICATON.
If you haven't yet had the opportunity to visit our Kindergarten, please phone us to make an appointment.
If you have any queries, please email coorparoo@candk.asn.au


Term 1: 23/1/17 - 31/3/17

Term 2: 17/4/17 - 23/6/17

Term 3: 10/7/17 - 15/9/17

Term 4: 2/10/17 - 8/12/17

KEY DATES - TERM 4, 2017
Monday 2 October - Public Holiday (Kindy closed)
Tuesday 3 October - First Day of Term (1A & 2A)
Wednesday 4 October - First Day of Term (1B & 2B)
Thursday 5 October - 1B & 2B Grandparents (or other special person) Morning Play and Picnic
Tuesday 10 October - 1A & 2A Grandparents (or other special person) Monring Play and Picnic
Wednesday 11 October - Parent roster commences
Monday 16 October - Pupil free day (kindy closed)
Tuesday 21 November - 1A & 2A end of year celebrations (early evening)
Thursday 23 November - 1B & 2B end of year celebrations (early evening)
Tuesday 5 December - 1A & 2A family play & picnic (last day of kindy)
Thursday 7 December - 1B & 2B family play & picnic (last day of kindy)


2018 Daily Fee
Two long days  

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

up to $48.20

For 3 year olds *



up to $10.22

Five day fortnight


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

up to $38.50

For 3 year olds*

Concession up to $8.27

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 2013 to 30 June 2014


1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015


1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016


1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017

1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022

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 email our Enrolments Team or call 1800 177 092 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.

Can I claim CCB and Child Care Rebate?

C&K Coorparoo is a registered care provider. This means you may be able to claim CCB for Registered Care.

This is not the same as CCB and Child Care Rebate that you can get at childcare.

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

If you have any other questions or concerns, please email our Enrolments Team or call 1800 177 092.

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.

2018 Statement of Fees

Group 1A 2018 Statement of Fees (PDF)

Group 1B 2018 Statement of Fees (PDF)

Group 2A 2018 Statement of Fees (PDF)

Group 2B 2018 Statement of Fees (PDF)