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C&K Moorooka Community Kindergarten

Operating Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 

8.15am - 4.00pm

Our Groups

Group 1A: Monday - Tuesday, 8:18am - 4:00pm

Group 1B: Thursday - Friday, 8:18am - 4:00pm


C&K Moorooka Community Kindergarten is a purpose-built kindergarten, proudly "Exceeding" the National Quality Standards.

We are located in a multicultural area, right behind Moorooka State School. We have a close relationship with the school and regularly use the library and facilities, which helps ease the transition to school for both children and families.

We're for children

At C&K Moorooka Community kindergarten, your child will:

Be immersed in nature
We explore how to climb trees and jump, safely, and help children build resilience and assess risks. Our mud pit is a popular area where we focus on STEM. 

Be part of a community
We work in partnership with Moorooka State School and our local community.

We are proud to be inclusive and offer an indoor/outdoor learning program to children of all abilities and cultures so they can participate in their own way.

Create and experiment
We use AUSLAN as part of our program for greetings, songs and music. We have an artist-in-residence and annual art and music festival showcasing our work.

Our philosophy

The team at C&K Moorooka Community Kindergarten believe that children are competent, capable and unique individuals. They bring to the centre a wonderful zest of life and lots of knowledge. Our interactions with the children will reflect respect while engaging them intellectually, emotionally and offering them many opportunities for investigation & building creative thought during their play. We provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment where children can make choices and express their thoughts and ideas.

The children have the opportunity to develop empathy and forming trusting relationships with other children and adults. They develop skills to sustain friendships and play including listening and negotiating skills and are able to express what it means to be a friend.

We believe parents are the most important teacher for their child. We focus on collaborative relationships with families that are fundamental to achieving quality outcomes for children and community partnerships that are based on active communication, consultation and collaboration.

Play provides the opportunity for children to absorb essential skills socially, intellectually and emotionally and to gain a sense of belonging in the community. We consider the natural environments as a tool to provide a sense of joy and instil a love of learning. The children have many opportunities to respond to the beauty of the natural world in our environment that is aesthetically pleasing.

As a community of learners, we respectfully acknowledge the traditionally owners of the land (Turbul and Jaggera) on which our kindergarten is placed, along with the multicultural and diverse community and the wider world. We are involved with the local school, for example we collaborate an event for under 8's week and we regularly visit the library and the prep room to encourage a smooth transition from kindergarten to school. This allows the children to build relationships and trust with the prep teachers.

As advocates for Early Childhood Education, the team at C&K Moorooka Community Kindergarten ensures that C&K policies are followed and staff are engaged in ongoing learning and critical reflection. C&K Moorooka Community Kindergarten employs passionate, qualified and experienced educators. We are committed to continuous improvement and professional ethical conduct.

Moorooka Community Kindergarten lives C&K's mission statement: "where children come first" by ensuring our children receive the highest quality education and care possible. We also believe that C&K's purpose is "to maximise children's life outcomes and guide their learning journey"

For more information, please read our 2018 Centre Philosophy (PDF)


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

Complete our Enrolment Enquiry form to add your child's name to our waiting list (free). 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.

Enrolment Enquiry

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 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025
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.


2022 Events 

Monday 7 March 2022

  • 9.45am -10.45am - BCC environmental department will be presenting sustainability focusing on recycling, worm farms and composting

Friday 11 March 2022

  • Teddy's Bear picnic with the preps at Moorooka State School

Week 5 School library visits will start


Friday 6 May and Tuesday 10 May 2022

  • 7.15am-8.15am - Mothers Day breakfast

Monday 23 May and Thursday 26 May 2022

  • 10:00am-11:00am - Under8's event Professor Jelly bean

Tuesday 31 May 2022

  • Kindy Photos Ariba Group

Thursday 2 June 2022

  • Kindy Photos Bungie Group 

Monday 1 August and Thursday 4 August 2022

  • Tooth fairy visits during dental hygiene week

Saturday 20 August and Friday 26 August 2022

  • Book week Local Author Dannika Patterson will visit

Tuesday 30 August 2022

  • 3:30pm - Ariba group Fathers Day picnic 

Friday 2 September 2022

  • 3:30pm - Bungie Group Fathers day picnic 

Tuesday 6 and Friday 9 September 2022

  • Child safety show Renata Jayne

Saturday 12 November 2022

  • 9.30am-1.30pm - Art & Music Festival

Tuesday 29 November 2022

  • Ariba Group Renta Jayne's Christmas Show

Thursday 1 December 2022

  • Bungie Group Renata Jayne's Christmas Show

Friday 2 December 2022

  • 5:30pm - Celebration of learning both groups



Kindergarten Fees

The following table outlines the daily fees for eligible-aged children (children turning 4 by June 30 of the year attending kindy):


Daily Fee

Full kindergarten fee.


If you are eligible for Kindy Plus, your child will attend kindy for FREE.


If you are eligible for the Family Tax Benefit, you will receive a subsidy of $3,544 per year


If you are not eligible for Kindy Plus or Family Tax Benefit, you will receive a subsidy of $1,500 per year.


Only one centre can claim the relevant funding subsidy for your child.  If your child is enrolled in another kindergarten program (for example, in a childcare centre or another kindergarten) while they are enrolled at our centre, you need to choose which centre receives the funding.

Other Fees


Daily Fee

Non-eligible enrolment kindergarten fee* $64.50

A one-off, non-refundable fee when you confirm your enrolment**


(one-off fee)

*Non-eligible enrolments include children born on or after 1 July 2019 (they will not turn four by 30 June 2023), children who are enrolled in two kindergarten groups at the same centre and are therefore ineligible for the Queensland Kindergarten Funding for the second group, and children claiming the Queensland Kindergarten Funding at another centre.

**If you are eligible for the Kindy Plus subsidy your enrolment fee will be waived.

Am I eligible for the Kindy Plus or Family Tax Benefit subsidy?

Subsidies are funded by the Queensland and Australian governments.  All children of eligible age (turning at least 4 by June 30 in the year they attend kindy) are eligible for a subsidy of $1,500 per year.

Please visit the Kindy savings website and select sessional kindy for Step 1 to check your eligibility for the Kindy Plus and Family Tax Benefit subsidy.

You will need to show proof of your eligibility when you enrol, which will differ depending on the subsidy you are eligible for.

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

Priority is given to eligible-aged children but if there are places available, we are happy to have 3 year old children at kindy and attend for 2 years.  The subsidies do not apply for 3 year old children, and the non-eligible enrolment kindergarten fee will apply.  Please contact us on 07 3392 7306 for more information on fees for 3 year olds and to discuss your child and your family’s situation.

I have more questions.  Who can I talk to?

As a not-for-profit, we aim to keep fees affordable for families and have developed a fee system to maximise family access to available subsidies.  Please visit our Kindergarten Fees Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.  You can also read more about C&K’s fee policy here.

If you have any other questions, please contact us on 07 3392 7306.