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C&K Dimbulah Community Kindergarten

Kindergarten Program Hours

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and alternate Mondays
8:30am - 2.40pm (during Queensland school terms)

Dimbulah Community Kindergarten operates a five-day fortnight.  The first week we operate on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; on the second week we run a program on Tuesday and Wednesday. Dimbulah Limited Hours Daycare operates from the same centre on Thursdays and Fridays from 9am-3pm.


At C&K Dimbulah  Community Kindergarten, we pride ourselves in acknowledging and respecting the culture, background and history of each individual child and their families. We want to ensure that each of these individual needs are respected and considered in all aspects of our service. Dimbulah Community Kindergarten was officially opened on 4th September, 1993 by an enthusiastic and dedicated group of parents. We provide a Queensland Government approved kindergarten program which services children in the Dimbulah, Mutchilba and Chillagoe areas. As a community of learners we respectfully acknowledge the Bar-Barrum people who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which our kindergarten is placed, along with the multicultural and diverse community we are part of. We believe that children learn best through play and need to develop an understanding and respect for themselves and others. Our staff achieve this by:
  • Providing appropriate materials that consider age and development
  • Ensuring we have a stimulating and responsive indoor and outdoor environment
  • Facilitating learning about our community and the surroundings through excursions and discussions
  • Providing a safe and secure environment that offers acceptable challenges and risk in play
  • Role modelling respectful behaviour
  • Promoting children's confidence, resilience, sense of wellbeing and identity within a stimulating, rich and responsive environment
  • Acknowledging each child as an individual
  • Allowing each child to complete activities at their own pace
  • Ensuring that the children develop a sense of being, becoming and belonging within the immediate environment and the wider community
We believe families are a child's first place of learning and are critically important in the education of their children. Our staff work to achieve this by:
  • Encouraging and supporting parents in their role
  • Involving and respecting parents' ideas when planning
  • Acknowledging parents are an important source of information about each child's needs
  • Ensuring parents always feel welcome to spend time with their child at C&K Dimbulah  Community Kindergarten.
We believe our staff are an integral link in the successful partnership of a child's development and education. Our staff work to achieve this by:
  • Ensuring each staff members skills and ability are acknowledged and supported through a range of specific professional development activities
  • Working together to share ideas and support each other
  • Acknowledging and recognising duty of care towards the children at C&K Dimbulah  Community Kindergarten. 
Our staff work to achieve this by:
  • Encouraging involvement and support of community in all areas of the C&K Dimbulah  Community Kindergarten through actively liaising with organisations in the community to maintain the relationship.

Free Kindy for 2022 - Enrol Now

C&K Dimbulah Community Kindergarten has secured additional funding from the Queensland Department of Education to offer Free Kindy for 2022. The funding allows families of eligible-aged children to attend C&K Dimbulah Community Kindergarten for 15 hours per week at no cost.  Your child must turn four-years-old by 30 June 2022 to be eligible for the funding. Please contact us today for more information or to enrol and secure your child’s place today.

We have vacancies now for 3 to 5 year old children!

Please register your intent for your child to attend this kindergarten as soon as possible from any age (0-5 years). 

To enrol at this service:


  1. Drop in to our centre on any Tuesday or Wednesday between 9:00am - 3:00pm (during school terms) or call 4093 5450 during those times to ask about enrolling your child and to pick up the paperwork you need; or;
  2. You can download and complete the waiting list application form for your child as soon as they are born, and either email it to dimb.kindy@bigpond.com, post it, or drop it off. Once your application is received, we may contact you to discuss your application which may include a request for further information and / or clarification. We will contact you when a position becomes available; or;
  3. If your child has already turned three and the Director offers your child a place, you can download and complete the enrolment booklet and either email it to dimb.kindy@bigpond.com, post it, or drop it off.

Which year should my child attend kindy?

Children born 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 - 2021

Children born 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 - 2022

Children born 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 - 2023

Children born 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 - 2024

Children born 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 - 2025

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.



For children not turning 4 by the 30 June in the year they attend kindy, the daily parent fees are: $31 per day* (Subsidies available as per below for eligible aged children) (alt Mon, Tues, Wed group).

Queensland Government subsidies are available to ALL eligible aged children (turning 4 by 30 June of the kindy year) resulting in fees as follows: $21 per day (alt Mon, Tues, Wed group) or $525 per term.

For eligible-aged children who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, or where the child or family also hold a concession card such as a health care card / pension card, or who are one triplets or more: $1.50 per day ($37.51 per term). (alt Mon, Tues, Wed group) 

This is thanks to a subsidy from the Queensland Government which applies to children who are one of triplets or more, Health Care Card Holders, Pension /Veteran card Holders and those whom identifies as Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander. In addition to the Kindergarten fees stated above, there is a once off enrolment fee of $30.00 and a $30 per term maintenance/ resources levy.

For more information, please refer to the 2021 Statement of Fees (PDF) 
or call our wonderful staff on (07) 4093 5450 for any enrolment enquiries.