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C&K Highland Reserve Community Kindergarten

Operating hours 

Monday - Friday 

8:16am - 2:24pm 

2019 Groups

Group 1A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, 8:16am - 2:24pm

Group 1B:  alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday, 8:16am - 2:24pm

Group 2A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, 8:16am - 2:24pm

Group 2B: alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday, 8:16am - 2:24pm


Welcome to C&K Highland Reserve Community Kindergarten.

Our program is designed to meet each child’s unique interests, needs, development and strengths. Throughout the year children guided towards school readiness as their independence, self-help skills, gross and fine motor skills, social and cognitive skills, and their understanding of the building blocks of literacy and numeracy are nurtured through play. This is achieved through a program that builds on individual children’s interests and strengths and that incorporates children’s own ideas and plans. Our aim is for each child to fulfil their potential and to be happy, caring and resilient.

One of the benefits of being co-located at Highland Reserve State School is that we have access to participate in some school based experiences. We currently have visits to the library, we utilise the oval for games and sports experiences, visit the prep classes and are included in some music, P.E lessons and special assemblies.

We are a community kindergarten and encourage the participation of families in this living and learning environment.

Why not pop in for a visit. We would love to show you around.

Queensland Government Approved Program  

We offer a unique kindergarten program based on our own internationally-recognised teaching guidelines - ‘Building waterfalls’. Our government-approved program is centred around a living and learning community that values children as competent and capable individuals. This play-based curriculum helps children to socialise, build confidence, and develop communication and early literacy and numeracy skills to ensure your child is school-ready.

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K Highland Reserve. Our teaching team tailors each day’s learning, taking into account the interests of the children in the group. The spacious and natural environment at our kindy 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 Spirit 

Community spirit is important to us at C&K Highland Reserve. 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 out into the local community.

Don’t miss out on a place, enrol your child today. You can:

1. Enrol now - Please call or email us. You may be able to enrol immediately if a place is available. If a place is not available, we will place your child on a waiting list.

2. Enrol later  Please click the “Enrol online” button above and fill out the form. You will be added to a queue and contacted as soon as a suitable place is available. Places are usually offered for the following year, between May and July the year before.


C&K Building waterfalls is C&K’s early childhood curriculum framework. It is Australia’s first collaborative birth to school age curriculum framework and is universally acclaimed as inspiring and thought provoking, taking early childhood education to a new level. C&K Building waterfalls is based on enduring C&K philosophy, as well as encompassing contemporary practices and understandings of the early years and it is used by educators at every C&K service.

C&K Building waterfalls: a guideline for educators, living and learning with children aged birth to three offers all early childhood educators, whether in kindy or childcare, an approach to the earliest years of care and education based on enduring C&K philosophy, as well as encompassing contemporary practices and understandings of the early years.

C&K believes that children do not learn in isolation. It is a collaborative process. C&K Building waterfalls teaching and learning guidelines acknowledge the important role that educators, parents, guardians, other children and the physical environment play in a child’s learning. C&K Building waterfalls acknowledges children as competent and capable learners.

To read more about C&K Building waterfalls click here.


C&K Highland Reserve is having a raffle to raise money for breast cancer research, the families and community of Highland Reserve are behind this 100%.  Annette Burcham has been the driving force behind this charity by  hosting a ladies night to raise money and organising this raffle.  So far we have raised over $1000.00 dollars.


From a vision four years ago we have finally been able to create our living arch. Using bamboo and recycled pallets we have created a lovely natural play space for the children to enjoy.



2019 Daily Fee

For children turning 4 by June 30 of the year attending*

up to $38.40

For 3 year olds *



up to $5.54

Enrolment fee - a one-off, non-refundable fee when you confirm your place


*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 2014 to 30 June 2015


1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016


1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017

1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023

What if I want my 3 year old to go to kindergarten?

If there are spaces, we are happy to have three year olds at kindy, who can come for 2 years. Please contact us directly to discuss your child and your family’s situation.

Can I get the concession rate?

The concession is funded by the Queensland and Australian governments. You can get the concession if your child is of eligible age and you:

  • have a valid health care card, or
  • have a valid pensioner concession card, or
  • hold a veteran’s affairs gold/white card, or
  • identify as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or South Sea Islander, or
  • have had a multiple birth (three children or more) and all children attend kindy.

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us.

How does C&K decide fees?

As a not-for-profit organisation, C&K reinvests any surplus back into our services and programs to better achieve outcomes for all children and communities. 

We aim to keep fees affordable for families and has developed a fee system to maximise family access to available subsidies. Read more about C&K's fee policies.

2019 Statement of Fees

5 day fortnight: Statement of Fees (PDF)