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C&K Corbett Street Community Kindergarten


Operating hours 

  • Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm, open 50 weeks a year
  • 2023 - term starts on 23 January 2023
  • Please click here to download the 2023 kindy calendar.


Our Extended Hours Kindergarten program runs 8:00am to 6:00pm, 5 days a fortnight or 5 days a week. You can choose either:

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

Holiday Kindy is available from 8:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday during the Queensland School Holidays.

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


C&K Corbett St Community Kindergarten (previously C&K West End Community 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.

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

Complete our Enrolment Enquiry form 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.

Enrolment Enquiry

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


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. 

Kindergarten Fees


Daily Fee

Full day kindy (before subsidies)

If you are eligible for Child Care Subsidy, your out-of-pocket daily fee will be reduced by your eligible CCS rate. Depends on your Child Care Subsidy entitlements. Please email us for a quote.

Enrolment Fee

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


(one-off fee)

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 Services Australia.

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?

As a not-for-profit, we aim to keep fees affordable for families and have developed a fee system to maximise family access to available subsidies.  Please visit our Kindergarten Fees Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.  You can also read more about C&K’s fee policy here

If you have any other questions, please contact us on 07 3844 1885.