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Maclagan Windermere Kindergarten Inc

Welcome to Maclagan Windermere Kindergarten

Maclagan Kindergarten was founded in 1970 as a non-profit community educational centre. The Kindergarten premises are kindly donated by the late Mr James Monaghan whose overwhelming generosity of the use of the building.

Our centre is celebrated for its grounds and beautiful outdoor and indoor play areas. Spaces are designed to allow your child to explore, pretend, reflect, run and play - all the essentials for a happy childhood. 

Maclagan Windermere Kindergarten provides access to quality early education and care in a supportive community environment to children from Maclagan, Acland, Quinalow, Kaimkillenbun, Peranga, Kulpi, Cooyar, Evergreen and surrounding areas. Our qualified and dedicated professional staff work in partnership with parents in a caring, safe and inspiring environment to provide experiences that lay the foundations for life-long learning.

Maclagan Windermere Kindergarten hours of operation are between 8:00am and 3:30pm, with children in attendance from 8:45am to 2:45pm. Our Kindergarten operates on a 5 day fortnight of Wednesday, Friday and alternate Thursdays. Open during Queensland State School Terms.

Maclagan Windermere Kindergarten hours of operation are between 7:30am and 4:30pm, with children in attendance from 8:00am to 3:30pm. Our Kindergarten operates on a 2 longer days - Wednesday and Friday each week. Open during Queensland State School Terms.


Maclagan Windermere Kindergarten is a local community Kindergarten providing high quality early education to children aged 2.5 years to 5 years. Maclagan Windermere Kindergarten is a single unit centre. When operating at full capacity we are able to cater for the educational needs of 21 children. Priority is given to children in the year before they start school (Pre-Preps, i.e. children who turn 4 by June 30 in the year they attend Kindergarten).

At our centre any remaining places are offered to our Littlies program. Littlies must be toilet trained and can start from 2.5 years of age. Places are offered depending on waiting list papers and enrolment forms were received. No preference is given to siblings or committee member's children; however the youngest children may have their readiness assessed. Depending on demand, the places are divided amongst the Littlies to give access to as many as possible. Please speak to our Teacher/Director or Management Committee for further information. Please complete a waiting list form and return to the centre. We do not charge a fee to be on our waiting list. 

Waitlist Form

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.


We would particularly like to acknowledge our friends at Vuly Play, Australia's most trusted manufacturer of outdoor play equipment and trampolines, for their generous donation of an Ultra Medium Trampoline (valued at over $799) in support of our fundraising efforts.

Vuly Trampolines and Outdoor Play Equipment are made to outlast Australia’s changing weather conditions, with Vuly priding themselves on design and manufacturing. Their equipment includes a range of built-in safety features designed to protect even the littlest members of your family – including a no-gap safety net and fully enclosed spring system on their Trampolines . The Vuly range is guaranteed to provide endless hours of outdoor family fun! Our sincere thanks for your support Vuly Play!


We'd like to sincerely thank all those who attended and generously donated towards our fundraising.

Recently, we managed to raise over $15,000 with our Mother's & Father's Day raffles, our Trivia Night and our Spring Fling Cent Sale & Auction. The funds raised will help tremendously with the ongoing costs of the kindergarten as well as allow our wonderful teachers to purchase resources to assist in the education of our community's children.


Maclagan Windermere's daily fees are: 

  • Pre-prep $35.00 
  • Littlie $37.50

Government subsidies may be available - if you are eligible, you may have low or no out of pocket fees. Please contact your Director to find out if you are eligible.

For more information, please refer to our 2022 Statement of Fees (PDF)