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C&K Mossman Community Kindergarten

Operating Hours and Groups

At C&K Mossman Community Kindergarten, we have two models of delivery for families to choose from. Both programs ensure children receive the same number of hours of education across the year.  We operate during QLD school terms and are closed for school holidays, public holidays and some pupil free days. 


  • Group 1A (5-day fortnight): Monday, Tuesday, and alternate Wednedays, 8:30am to 2:30pm
  • Group 1B (2 long days): Thursday, Friday, 8:30am - 4:12pm


  • Group 1A (5-day fortnight): Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesday, 8:30am - 2:30pm
  • Group 1B (2 long days): Thursday & Friday, 8:30am - 4:00pm


C&K Mossman Community Kindergarten is located in Foxton Avenue (just before Foxton Brdige).  The kindergarten is located opposite the Mossman Pool and Caravan park, only a few minutes from the Mossman town centre.


Welcome to C&K Mossman Community Kindergarten, where your child will feel safe, make friends and belong.  Our teachers and educators focus on nurturing your child's curiosity, building their resilience and developing their confidence - all through the joy of learning through play.

We have stimulating indoor and outdoor environments that offer a range of opportunities for children to learn through play.  We offer a play-based program which helps to develop confident and competent learners and school readiness. We are situated in the heart of the rainforest with the creek and sugarcane literally on our doorstep. This location ensures that we are continually inspired by nature, which weaves naturally into our interests and learning program. Sustainability and caring for each other and our environment is something that flows through our community and is embedded in our teaching, learning, investigating and philosophy.  We assist children to develop their independence and self-help skills, gross and fine motor skills, social and cognitive skills, and their understanding of the building blocks of literacy and numeracy.

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K Mossman. 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, science, nature, literature and sustainability. We allocate plenty of time for outdoor play, investigation and discovery.

Community Spirit 

Community spirit is important to us at C&K Mossman. We foster strong ties to the local community by encouraging parent involvement in the daily operations of the kindergarten. We partake in community events and love connecting with local businesses and groups around us.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives

Learning around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures is embedded within our service, and we actively work toward reconciliation through understanding and appreciation of our nation’s First Peoples. Every family is invited to share their home culture with us as we continually strive to increase our own knowledge to share with the children.

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 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025
1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022 2026
1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023 2027


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.

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* $62.90

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 4237 8828 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 4237 8828.