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C&K Harty Street Community Kindergarten

Operating Hours and Groups

At Harty Street Community Kindergarten we offer a number of models of kindergarten education for families to choose from. Our programs are offered for children aged 3 to 5 and a half years and operate during QLD school terms.

5 Day Fortnight (Short-day Kindergarten)

  • Thursday, Friday and alternate Wednesdays, 8:45am to 2:45pm

2 Days per Week (Long-day Kindergarten)

  • Group 1: Monday and Tuesday, 8:30am to 4:00pm
  • Group 2: Thursday and Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm

2 Days per Week with Extended Hours (Extended-day Kindergarten)

  • Monday and Tuesday, 8:00am to 6:00pm (includes after kindy care program from 3:30pm - 6:00pm)

Pre-Kindy Program

  • Wednesdays, 8:45am to 2:45pm


Harty Street is a community kindergarten located in Coorparoo. Our warm, caring and degree-qualified early childhood educators are dedicated to ensuring your child enjoys and benefits from their kindergarten year. At Harty Street your child will be nurtured, protected and will grow into a lifelong learner. Our program is play-based preparing 3 to 5 and a half year olds for their prep year and beyond. 


Our kindergarten is a hidden gem! Tucked away on 2000sqm of land is a beautiful, natural, expansive playgroup where children can enjoy being children. This adventure playground is truly magical and plays a key role in our play-based curriculum allowing exploration, physical and social development. Our varied activities help children to develop emotionally, physically and academically.


Through vaired activities the children develop emotionally and physically. We achieve this by participating in activities and incursions both in and outdoors. These include

  • Outdoor play
  • Language
  • Music, movement & dance
  • History
  • Art experiences
  • Incursions

Sense of Community

At Harty Street our sense of community is strong. Over the years our educators, parents and community have built a wonderful and well known educational environment where children thrive, parents participate and families socialise.

Teaching Philosophy

Our education program maintains its focus on encouraging a love of lifelong learning through play-based activities, continuing the 110+ years of experience C&K has in educating and caring for children.

Teachers & Educators

At Harty Street your child will have access to highly qualifed early childhood teachers who are supported by highly skilled and qualified teaching assistants. Many of our teachers have invested numerous years in Harty Street and its community, including some who have sent their own children for their kindy year here. 

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

Applications for enrolment at Harty Street Community Kindergarten are open from birth. Harty Street is very popular, so with only 108 positions available each year, we advise you to complete our enrolment waitlist form as soon as possible.

Placement offers commence in the year prior to attending, usually in May.

Please contact our centre directly via phone or email if have any questions.

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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 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

All our kindergartens deliver C&K Quality Kindergarten Program. Kindergarten, also known as pre-prep or preschool, is a program for children who are turning 4 by June 30 in the year before they attend school. C&K’s kindy programs are government-approved and led by experienced and university qualified teachers. Our program supports children’s curiosity, creativity, problem solving, resilience and real-world knowledge and skills.

At C&K we know that children do not learn in isolation, so we approach learning as a collaborative relationship between teachers, eaducators, children and families. At C&K we believe children are powerful learners, active citizens, thinkers and theorisers - this is at the heart of our early childhood curriculum. We've designed our indoor and outdoor spaces to ignite imaginations and nurture healthy minds and bodies. 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.

C&K's Kindergartens with Extended Hours offer continued learning after the core program ends for the day. The extended hours program is led by a diploma-qualified educator and supported by an assistant educator. There is a half-hour overlap between the core kindergarten program lead educator and the extended program lead educator each day. Educators will share highlights and continuing plans for the day.

Your child’s learning journey is shared with you via  conversations with your child’s educators, through written documentation and through StoryPark (an app and website). 

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