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C&K Kuranda Community Kindergarten


Program Hours

Group 1 (DJAMA) - Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesday, 8:20am to 2:30pm
Group 2 (BUNDARRA) - Alt Wednesdays, Thursday and Friday, 8:20am to 2:30pm

We run our kindergarten program for 40 weeks per year, the same as school terms.


Kuranda Community Kindergarten is a community managed kindergarten offering quality education and care to children aged in the year before they attend Prep.

Please feel free to drop into our centre and meet our friendly staff, and look around our inviting play environment. We are located in a quiet area next to Kuranda Community Precinct (old school) in the rainforest village of Kuranda.

Free Kindy for 2022 - Enrol Now

C&K Kuranda Community Kindergarten 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 Kuranda Community Kindergarten 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.

We may have vacancies now for any 3.5 - 5 year old year children in both groups!

To enrol at this kindy, the following options exist:

  1. Enrol for this year - Please contact us on 4093 8087 or email us at kcka@westnet.com.au. You may be able to enrol immediately if a place is available. If a place is not available, we will place your child on the waiting list.
  2. Enrol for subsequent years - please fill out the attached waitlist form and return it to the centre. You will be added to a waitlist and contacted as soon as a suitable place is available. Places are usually offered for the following year, in August of the year before.
  3. If your child has already turned three and the Director has already offered your child a place, you can download and complete the enrolment booklet and either email it to kcka@westnet.com.au, post it, or drop it off.

Which year should my child attend kindy? 

Children born 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 2021
Children born 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022
Children born 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023
Children born 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
Children born 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025
Children born 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.


For eligible aged children turning/ turned 4 by 30 June in the year they attend kindy, the daily parent fees are:

  • $43 per day (5 days per fortnight: Mon, Tues, alt Weds; or; alt Weds, Thurs and Fri)
  • Casual/ extra days may also be available to parents, subject to availability.

However, government subsidies available to ALL eligible aged children enrolled in either of the kindergarten groups, resulting in fees as follows:

  • $31 per day (5 Days per fortnight: Mon, Tues, alt Weds; or; Alt Weds, Thurs and Fri)

The membership fee of $5 is still payable normally however is not being charged this year to kindy age kids due to the Free Kindy this year. 

For eligible aged children (turning/ turned 4 by 30 June) where the child or family also hold a concession card such as a health care card / pension card:

  • $0 Fees/Levies – 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.

For more information, please refer to our 2022 Statement of Fees (PDF) or call our wonderful staff on (07) 4093 8087 for any enrolment enquiries.