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C&K Durack Community Kindergarten

Operating hours

Monday - Friday 

8:36am - 2:44pm 

Forty weeks a year, following Queensland state schools’ terms and holidays


Group A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, 8:36am - 2:44pm

Group B:  alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday, 8:36am - 2:44pm


Welcome to C&K Durack Community Kindergarten. We acknowledge and respect the traditional custodians of the land on which our Kindergarten is placed, the Jagera and Yuggera people; this is reflected in our daily practices and program. So “wunya!”, welcome in the Yugara language of the Jagera and Yuggera people.
We value and celebrate the rich cultural diversity of our Kindergarten children and families. Educators work in partnership with families and community organisations to ensure our play and learning spaces, resources and program are culturally representative. All educators are experienced in supporting children with different home languages.  
Educators build relationships with each child and understand their uniqueness. Our program and routines are responsive to both the needs of each child as well as the wider group. Children are encouraged to drive their own play and learning. We ensure long periods of uninterrupted play, allowing children to:
  • interact with each other and develop shared play experiences; 
  • explore and investigate; 
  • develop learning dispositions such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity and imagination. 
Our Kindergarten, opened in 2012, benefits from a contemporary design. It has open indoor and outdoor play spaces, including a long, shady verandah. This allows children to move freely throughout the Service and provides lots of flexibility to our play and learning program. 
We have created an inviting, shady environment that encourages children to connect with the natural world including a water pump and digging patch, sand pit, natives butterfly garden and our sustainable vegetable patch. Natural materials are used throughout Kindergarten wherever possible. 
Our Kindergarten is located on the grounds of Durack State School. We have a strong working partnership with the school and enjoy access to the school playground, oval and natural spaces, as well as the library. Together we ensure a smooth transition from Kindergarten to Prep. 

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K Durack. 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 Durack. 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.

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 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025
1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022 2026
1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023 2027


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.


The Queensland Government Department of Education has recently rated our Kindergarten Service as overall “Exceeding National Quality Standard” (May 2019).



Kindergarten Fees

The following table outlines the daily fees for eligible-aged children (children turning at least 4 by June 30 of the year attending kindy). 


Daily Fee

Full kindergarten fee.


If you are eligible for Kindy Plus, your child will attend kindy for FREE.


If you are eligible for the Family Tax Benefit, you will receive a subsidy of $3,544 per year.


If you are not eligible for Kindy Plus or Family Tax Benefit, you will receive a subsidy of $1,500 per year.


Only one centre can claim the relevant funding subsidy for your child.  If your child is enrolled in another kindergarten program (for example, in a childcare centre or another kindergarten) while they are enrolled at our centre, you need to choose which centre receives the funding.

Other Fees


Daily Fee

Non-eligible enrolment kindergarten fee* $52.50

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


(one-off fee)

*Non-eligible enrolments include children born on or after 1 July 2019 (they will not turn four by 30 June 2023), children who are enrolled in two kindergarten groups at the same centre and are therefore ineligible for the Queensland Kindergarten Funding for the second group, and children claiming the Queensland Kindergarten Funding at another centre.

**If you are eligible for the Kindy Plus subsidy your enrolment fee will be waived.

Am I eligible for the Kindy Plus or Family Tax Benefit subsidy?

Subsidies are funded by the Queensland and Australian governments.  All children of eligible age (turning at least 4 by June 30 in the year they attend kindy) are eligible for a subsidy of $1,500 per year.

Please visit the Kindy savings website and select sessional kindy for Step 1 to check your eligibility for the Kindy Plus and Family Tax Benefit subsidy.

You will need to show proof of your eligibility when you enrol, which will differ depending on the subsidy you are eligible for.

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

Priority is given to eligible-aged children but if there are places available, we are happy to have 3 year old children at kindy and attend for 2 years.  The subsidies do not apply for 3 year old children, and the non-eligible enrolment kindergarten fee will apply.  Please contact us on 07 3879 2310 for more information on fees for 3 year olds and to discuss your child and your family’s situation.

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 3879 2310.