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C&K Gordonvale Community Kindergarten

Operating Hours

Monday and Tuesday, 8.20am to 4pm
Wednesday, Thursday and alt Friday, 8.20am to 2.35pm 
Centre is closed every second Friday


Green Tree Frogs Group - Monday, Tuesday (2 long days per week)
Geckoes Group - Wednesday, Thursday, alternate Friday (5 day fortnight)


Welcome to Gordonvale Community Kindergarten.  The kindergarten was built by the community of Gordonvale and officially opened on 31st August, 1971. Our goal at Kindy is to learn through play. We promote a child initiated, child directed, and adult supported play based program.

We offer a safe, secure and fun environment for your child to play, grow and learn.  At Gordonvale Kindy we believe a positive and open relationship with families is a vital in providing a positive experience for your child; therefore we will work together with families to provide an environment in which your child will feel comfortable and safe.  We provide a place of learning and care where your child has access to active, play-based learning and developmentally appropriate resources. We have a strong emphasis on children engaging with the environment and being able to exercise choices which match their interests and capabilities. 

We are positive your child will enjoy their time here with us and look forward to sharing time with you and your family as well. We offer an open invitation to families to play an active role in the centre and input to our programming. 

Please contact us for more information. 

Child-Led Learning  

No two days are the same at Gordonvale Kindy. Our teaching team tailor each day’s learning taking into account the interests of the children in the group. The spacious environment at our kindy is thoughtfully planned and well resourced. There is a focus on music, drama, literature and visual arts and time spent discovering the natural environment outdoors. 

Community Spirit  

Community spirit is important to us at Gordonvale Kindy. We foster our strong ties to the local community by encouraging parent input and involvement in the daily operations of the kindergarten and programming decisions. We often hold and partake in community events and love connecting with local businesses and groups around us 

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

We currently have vacancies for 2023 and encourage parents to put their child’s name on the waiting list if they are looking for placement.

It is advisable to enrol your child on our waiting list as early as possible as enrolments are accepted any time after your child is born. Once waiting list form is completed, names are entered on our waiting list register in date order.

Enrolments are taken strictly in order of entry from the waiting list register. We do not have a sibling policy.

Families of children offered a place at the kindergarten will be contacted from July onwards in the year before their child is due to attend. It is C&K policy that we do not disclose where a child is numbered on the waiting list register. Please update Parental portal should any of your contact details change.

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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 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025
1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022 2026

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.


Each year our Kindergarten participates in events such as:

  • Pyramid Race Day and Fair
  • Anzac Day
  • School Transition days

2023 Kindergarten Fees 

The daily fee for eligible age children (children turning 4 by June 30 of the year attending Kindy) is up to $56.25. 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