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C&K Gaythorne Community Kindergarten Inc.


Gaythorne Community Kindergarten offers a pre prep and pre kindy program for children aged between 2 and 5 years. Before hours care and after hours care is also available Monday - Friday during school terms.
Nestled in a quiet, tree-lined pocket of Gaythorne, you will find Gaythorne Community Kindergarten. Since 1988, this community-based, not-for-profit kindy has been nurturing children's potential through play. Their motto, "play, learn, explore" makes the most of children's innate sense of curiosity and encourages their individual interests. Experienced and caring staff make sure children feel welcomed, supported and valued.
Look closer at this community centre and you will find something that is truly unique. In addition to their kindergarten program, you will find a specific program for children aged 2-4, in their pre kindy room.

The Centre

Pre Prep
The unit operates from 8:30am to 2:30pm Monday to Friday, across the school term. The centre offers a 5 day fortnight program for children that turn four by the 30th of June the year they attend. 

We offer programs for children aged 3.5 to 4.5 years with a maximum of 22 children per group. 

The fees per day are $35.00*
*discounts available for Health Care Card holders.

Childcare/Pre Kindy
The childcare unit offers a unique services to families. We call this our Pre Kindy room. This service is offered to children aged 2 to 5 years and is a great way for your child to have fun, make friends and learn through play in a safe, caring and stimulating environment.

Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 2:30pm, every week from the first day of the Queensland school term in January to the last day of the school term in December (excluding public holidays). The centre is closed for 6 weeks over December/January for school holidays. 

The fees per day are:

  • 2 years - $50.00
  • 3 - 5 years - $47.00

Before and After Hours Care
Before and after hours care is available to all children who attend Pre Prep and Pre Kindy at Gaythorne Community Kindergarten.

Before hours care is offered Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 8:30am during school terms (excluding public holidays).

After hours care is offered Monday - Friday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm during school terms (excluding public holidays).

This service may be used on either a permanent or casual basis for any day your child attends the centre.

The fees are:

  • Before hours care: $15.00/day (1 hour permanent) or $17.50/day (1 hour casual)
  • After hours care: $17.50/day (1 hour permanent) or $20.00/day (1 hour casual)

Administration hours - Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 2:00pm

Gaythorne Community Kindergarten is currently taking applications for 2020 for Pre Prep

To place your child on the waitlist or to make enquires about the centre, please call 3355 4193.

Childcare/Pre Kindy
We currently have vacancies in both our Pre Prep and Pre Kindy room. You can call the centre on 3355 4193 to book a tour and meet our friendly staff. 

To put your child's name on the waitlist, please fill out the waitlist application form and return it to the centre with a $10.00 waitlist fee. We accept waitlist applications from birth. 

Further information can be found at www.gaythornekindy.com

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 can 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. 

All C&K centres feature Listening and Learning Together: The C&K Curriculum Approach. The learning outcomes in our approach align with both The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF), and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG).

Our approach 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, through written documentation in your centre and through StoryPark (an app and website). 

Read more about C&K's education program.

Gaythorne's daily fees are:
  • Pre Prep - $35.00

For more information, please refer to our 2020 Statement of Fees (PDF)

Before Hours Care: $15.00/day permanent
                                $17.50/day casual
After Hours Care: $17.50/day permanent
                             $20.00/day casual
* discounts available for Health Care Card holders