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Esk And District Kindergarten Assn Inc


Welcome to C&K Esk & District Kindergarten Ass. Inc.

We are a dedicated Kindergarten, offering quality education and care. We are located at 26 South Street, Esk. Our centre has stimulating indoor and outdoor environments that offer a range of opportunities for children to learn through play.

We operate a 30 hour per fortnight program on Tuesdays, Thursdays and alternating Fridays during the Queensland school term. Children attend from 8:30am to 2:40pm on each day of the program to ensure continuity. Staff may be contacted at the centre from 8:00am - 3:00pm.

We are a not-for-profit community Kindergarten, operated and managed by volunteers, affiliated with C&K and licensed through the Office of Early Childhood Education and Care. At the start of each year, a committee of parent volunteers are elected at the AGM to manage the centre. 

We believe that children are competent and capable individuals and their rights are paramount. Our play-based learning provides opportunities for children to explore, solve problems, develop friendships, imagine and create, while also enhancing their language, literacy and numeracy skills.

Outdoor, nature-based connections are highly valued. It is our belief that developing practical, outdoor skills fosters confidence, independence and innovation. The holistic development of all children is supported by educators who observe and facilitate free-play, open exploration and imagination.

It is our aim to encourage active involvement in our Kindergarten community. We embrace the sharing of ideas, skills, experiences and resources. The individual rights of each child, family, staff member and volunteer are respected, valued, protected and promoted. By working together, the educators, management and parents can provide a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn and grow to the best of their abilities.

Free Kindy for 2022 - Enrol Now

Esk and District 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 Esk and District 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 for more information or to enrol and secure your child’s place today.

Your child is eligible to attend our service if they turn four by the 30th of June in the year that they enrol. Children who are three years old may also be accepted for enrolment at the discretion of the director.

To enrol your child, please phone (07) 5424 1377 or email your expression of interest to

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.


  • Containers for Change Recycling using ID# C10214367 - see their website for dates and depots.
  • BBQ at Bunnings Plainland on the 7th of May.
  • Toogoolawah Show Display on the 4th and 5th of June.
  • Esk Show Display and Stall on the 29th and 30th July.
  • Family Portraits by DeeBeez Photography on the 14th of August.
  • Raffles at Esk Grand Hotel on May 27, July 22nd, September 23rd, November 25th.

There is a one-off enrolment fee of $40.00

Our fortnightly fees are:

  • 5 day fortnight fee: $0 The Full Daily Fee is $45.00 but funding is applied: SEIFA $9.26 + Centre Discount $0.74 + Free Access Kindy Program Funding 2022 $35.00 = $45.00
  • 5 day fortnight fee: $175.00 ($35 per day) The Full Daily Fee is $45.00 but funding is applied: Centre Discount $10.00
  • 5 day fortnight fee: $0 For eligible age children The Full Daily Fee is $45.00 but funding is applied: SEIFA $9.26 + Centre Discount $0.86 + QKFS Plus $24.88 + Free Access Kindy Program Funding 2022 $10.00= $45.00

Eligible enrolments participating in the free access to kindergarten program will have no out of pocket fees

For more information, please refer to our 2022 Statement of Fees (PDF)