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C&K Florence Kindergarten & Preschool

Operating Hours and Groups

Monday to Friday 8:30am to 2:45pm

  • Group Kalim (1 in Gubbi Gubbi Language): Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays, 8:30am to 2:45pm
  • Group Bulla (2 in Gubbi Gubbi Language):  Thursday, Friday and alternate Wednesdays, 8:30am to 2:45pm

We operate in line with the QLD State School Terms (Closed over holidays)


Welcome to Florence Kindergarten!  Florence Kindergarten is a stand-alone service which was established in 1955 by community effort and volunteer labour. We offer a natural, play based learning framework lead by caring, degree qualified teachers and educators. In June 2021 we achieved our 2nd Exceeding Rating all areas of the National Quality Standards.

Our aim is to provide an enriched environment where your children can truly grow as individuals and be prepared for the next important steps in their lives. Our teaching team tailors each day’s learning, taking into account the interests of the children in the group. Our spacious and natural environment 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 involvement is important to us at Florence Kindergarten. 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 to our local beach and other community facilities.

If you would like to view our unique and beautiful centre and meet the teachers, please call and arrange a time to visit. Our Admin Office is available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30am to 2:00pm.

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Don't miss out on a place, waitlist your child today. 

Contact us to add your child to our waiting list. You will be added to a queue and contacted as soon as a suitable place is available. 

Places for kindergarten are usually offered for the following year, between May and July the year before. 

Please download our Waiting List Application form, complete and return to us with your $20.00 application fee. Alternatively, please telephone, email, or visit our Administration Officer on Tuesdays, Wednesday or Thursday between 9:30am - 2:00pm.

More information can be downloaded here about our application process and the enrolment timelines.

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.


Our Recycling Programs

We support the following recycling programs through the year.

Bread Tags for Wheelchairs

We collect bread tags nationally in Australia. The tags are recycled locally to funds to buy wheelchairs for disadvantaged people, mainly in South Africa. Click here for more information.

Oral Health Products

TerraCycle and Colgate® have partnered to create a free recycling program for oral care product packaging. Click here for more information.

Soft Plastics 

RedCycle have teamed up with Coles, Woolworths and some of Australia’s most-loved brands to make it easy for you to keep your plastic bags and soft plastic packaging out of landfill. Click here for more information. 

Containers for Change

When you recycle with Containers for Change, you get a 10 cent refund for every eligible container you return. Click here for more details. 



2023 Kindergarten Fees 

The daily fee for eligible age children (children turning 4 by June 30 of the year attending kindy) is up to $46.89. Depending on your individual family’s circumstances you may be eligible for a subsidy under the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Program to reduce your out-of-pocket expense. 

For more detail, please refer to our 2023 Statement of Fees  (PDF). 

For more details on the subsidies available, please visit Kindy Savings

For more information on Kindergarten Fees, please visit Kindergarten Fees