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C&K Corbett Street Community Kindergarten

Operating hours 

  • Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm, 50 weeks a year
  • 2022 - term starts on 24 January 2022

Groups

Our Extended Hours Kindergarten program runs 8am to 6pm, 5 days a fortnight or 5 days a week. You can choose either:

  • Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, or
  • Alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday, or
  • Monday to Friday

Holiday Kindy is available from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday during the Queensland School Holidays.

You can learn more about the Extended Hours Kindergarten Program here.

Welcome

C&K Corbett St Community Kindergarten (previously C&K West End Commuity Kindergarten & Preschool) has been operating in the heart of West End for over 100 years. Established in 1913 and operating from our current nature – inspired building since 1922, our long-held reputation for providing quality early childhood education in the local community, we appreciate that many children attending our Kindy have parents or older siblings who also attended our Kindy.

Due to the generosity of the Brisbane City Council, our Kindergarten building is insulated and has solar power. Our open plan indoor environment celebrates the Kindy’s history through the thoughtful arrangement of beuatiful, nature inspired, quality learning resources which the children use in a variety of experiences for creative arts, dramatic play, music, project work and quiet learning and reflection.

Our long term outdoor environment upgrade is underway, with the support of Queensland Government grant funding, with our grassed and garden areas already being refreshed, with more work being prepared for outdoor learning spaces.

Children and their families love exploring our substantial outdoor learning environment, which provides a source of natural shade and a haven for birds and insects, as well as a multitude of learning opportunities through active play, sensory play and creative play. This outdoor environment also supports our strong focus on sustainability and the natural world, nature play, and exploring the world through Indigenous ways of learning, knowing and being.

Sustainability, social justice, active community participation and celebrating Indigenous ways of learning and being are the main focus of our curriculum. These underpin all learning experiences at C&K Corbett St Kindy, providing children with opportunities to explore their own identify as an indiividual and as a contributer to the Kindy community and the wider West End community.

Child-Led Learning

No two days are the same at C&K Corbett Street. 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 C&K Corbett St Kindergarten. We foster our strong ties to the local community by encouraging parent involvement in the daily operations of the kindergarten. We often host, promote and participate in community events and love connecting with local non-profit and community groups, schools and local businesses in West End and surrounding areas.

Additional Information on Enrolment and Fees

For more detailed information about enrolment and fees please click here.

Don’t miss out on a place, enrol your child today.

Enrol now to add your child's name to our waiting list (free). 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.

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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 2016 to 30 June 2017

2021
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025

 

All C&K kindergartens feature our quality C&K kindergarten program.

Kindergarten, also known as pre-prep or preschool, is a program for children in the year before they attend school. If spaces are available, the program is also offered to 3-year olds. C&K’s kindergarten programs are guided by university-qualified teachers and support children’s curiosity, creativity, and resilience. 

At C&K we know that children do not learn in isolation, so we approach learning as a collaborative relationship between teachers, children and parents. At C&K we believe children are powerful learners, active citizens, thinkers and theorisers - this is at the heart of our early childhood curriculum. We've designed our indoor and outdoor spaces to ignite imaginations and nurture healthy minds and bodies. 

There will be a half-hour overlap between the core kindergarten program lead and the extended program lead educator each day. Educators will share highlights and continuing plans for the day.

The extended program continues children’s learning into the afternoon and is led by a diploma-qualified educator and supported by an assistant educator. The extended program team will also have access to an Early Childhood Teacher. 

Your child’s learning journey is shared with you via  conversations with your child’s educators, through written documentation and through StoryPark (an app and website). 

Read more about C&K’s education program. 

News

On Monday 4 November, we changed our name from C&K West End Community Kindergarten to C&K Corbett Street Community Kindergarten.

Events

 

2021

Daily fee

Core kindy program – 5 Day Fortnight (before subsidies)

$70.00
5 Day Fortnight - Child Care subsidy Depends on your Child Care Subsidy entitlements. Please email us for a quote.
5 Day Fortnight - Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS) up to $44.00

5 Day Fortnight - Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS), Concession

up to $26.00

Optional

Extended kindy program (before subsidies)

$35.00

Optional

Holiday Kindy program (before subsidies)

$100.00

Enrolment fee - a one-off, non-refundable fee when you confirm your place

$100.00

What subsidies are available?

Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

C&K Corbett Street Community Kindergarten has been approved for the Australian Government's Child Care Subsidy. The amount of subsidy you can get depends on your family's circumstances, please contact Centrelink.

Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS)

The Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme subsidy is available if your child is of elgible age, that is they have turned 4 by June 30 in the year they attend (see table below for more info).

QKFS Concession

The QKFS Concession subsidy is available if your child is of elgible 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.

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 2016 to 30 June 2017

2021
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025

What if I want my 3 year old to go to kindergarten?

C&K Corbett Street Community Kindergarten educates and cares for children aged between 3 and 5 years. 

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

If you have any other questions or concerns, please email our support team or call 07 3513 2560.

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.