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C&K Innisfail Community Kindergarten & Preschool


Operating Hours

We operate two groups of children with all sessions beginning at 8.30am and finishing at 2.45pm.

The Peewees group attend every Monday, Tuesday and the first Wednesday of each fortnight.

The Geckos group attend every Thursday, Friday and the second Wednesday of each fortnight.

Innisfail Community Preschool & Kindergarten runs for 40 weeks per year during Queensland school terms.


At Innisfail Community Preschool and Kindergarten, our most important goal is the health, safety and wellbeing of the children. We believe that a safe environment and a happy atmosphere is conducive to learning, to developing positive self-esteem and to acquiring life skills that will enable children to thrive in their future schooling and our ever-changing world.

We offer quality education and care for children aged in the year before they attend prep. We are a dedicated Kindergarten so your child will take part in a structured program with other children their age.
Our centre has stimulating indoor and outdoor environments that offer a range of opportunities for children to learn through play.
Our Kindergarten has been assessed by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority and received an overall rating of exceeding the national quality standard. To find out more visit mychild.gov.au. 

Free Kindy for 2022 - Enrol Now

C&K Innisfail Community Kindergarten & Preschool has secured additional funding from the Queensland Department of Education to offer Free Kindy for 2022. The funding allows families of eligible-aged children to attend C&K Innisfail Community Kindergarten & Preschool for 15 hours per week at no cost.  Your child must turn four-years-old by 30 June 2022 to be eligible for the funding. Please contact us today for more information or to enrol and secure your child’s place today.

To enrol at this service for Kindergarten, the following options exist: Enrolling immediately - If your child is turning/ turned 4 years old by 30 June this year, please contact the Service Director (by phone on 4061 2671, or by email: icpka@bigpond.com, or drop in to the kindy at 14 Scullen Ave, Innisfail ) to determine if a place is available. If a place is available and there is no current waiting list, the Service Director will assist you to enrol your child immediately.

Placing your child’s name on a waiting list - If your child is turning/ turned 4 years old by 30 June this year, and a place is not available for the this year, the Service Director will ask if you would like to place your child’s name on the waiting list. You will be contacted if a position becomes available during the year. We are accepting waiting list applications now for future years . You are welcome to put your child’s name down on our waiting list/s for future years - see the below information for your child’s year of commencement according to their age. 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.

• 2021 (children born 1st July 2016 – 30th June 2017)

• 2022 (children born 1st July 2017 – 30th June 2018)

• 2023 (children born 1st July 2018 – 30th June 2019)

• 2024 (children born 1st July 2019 – 30th June 2020)

• 2025 (children born 1st July 2020 – 30th June 2021)

• 2026 (children born 1st July 2021 – 30th June 2022)


An open morning is held in June/July. Families on our waiting list are invited and it is also advertised locally for any other interested families. Enrolment offers for children to start at the beginning of the following year are made after our open morning has been held. Positions are offered in accordance with the date children's names have been placed on our waiting list.

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.


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For eligible aged children (turning/ turned 4yo by 30 June) with SEIFA subsidy applied:

  • $29.25 per day (5 days per fortnight: 6 hour days) 

For eligible aged children (turning/ turned 4 yo by 30 June) with a health care card /pensioner card, triplets, or identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (with SEIFA and QKFS Plus Kindy subsidy applied)

  • $9.25 per day** (5 days per fortnight: 6 hour days) 

**This is thanks to a subsidy from the Queensland Government which applies to Health Care Card Holders, Pension /Veteran card Holders and those whom identifies as Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander.

Other fees and levies apply. For more information, please refer to our 2022 Statement of Fees (PDF).