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C&K Mourilyan District Kindergarten

Kindergarten Program Hours

Mud Crabs Group
Monday, Tuesday, and alternate Wednesday 8.30am - 2:45pm

Wallabies Group
Thursday, Friday and alternate Wednesday 8:30am  2:45pm.

Children either attend the Mud Crabs group or the Wallabies group. In some cases, there may be an opportunity to attend both groups however eligible aged children only receive the Government subsidies available for one group. You can make your preference known for which group you prefer at the time of enrolment.


At C&K Mourilyan District Kindergarten, we pride ourselves in acknowledging and respecting the culture, background and history of each individual child and their families. We want to ensure that each of these individual needs are respected and considered in all aspects of our service. 

We believe that children learn best through play and need to develop an understanding and respect for themselves and others. Our staff achieve this by:

  • Providing appropriate materials that consider age and development
  • Ensuring we have a stimulating and responsive indoor and outdoor environment
  • Facilitating learning about our community and the surroundings through excursions and discussions
  • Providing a safe and secure environment that offers acceptable challenges and risk in play
  • Role modelling respectful behaviour
  • Promoting children's confidence, resilience, sense of wellbeing and identity within a stimulating, rich and responsive environment
  • Acknowledging each child as an individual
  • Allowing each child to complete activities at their own pace
  • Ensuring that the children develop a sense of being, becoming and belonging within the immediate environment and the wider community.

We believe families are a child's first place of learning and are critically important in the education of their children. Our staff work to achieve this by:

  • Encouraging and supporting parents in their role
  • Involving and respecting parents' ideas when planning
  • Acknowledging parents are an important source of information about each child's needs
  • Ensuring parents always feel welcome to spend time with their child at C&K Cooktown Community Kindergarten.

We believe our staff are an integral link in the successful partnership of a child's development and education. Our staff work to achieve this by:

  • Ensuring each staff members skills and ability are acknowledged and supported through a range of specific professional development activities
  • Working together to share ideas and support each other
  • Acknowledging and recognising duty of care towards the children at C&K Mourilyan District Kindergarten. 

Our staff also encourage involvement and support of our community in all areas of C&K Mourilyan District Kindergarten through actively liaising with organisations in the community to maintain the relationship.

Free Kindy for 2022 - Enrol Now

C&K Mourilyan District 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 Mourilyan District 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.

Enrol now!

Please register your intent for your child to attend this kindergarten as soon as possible from any age (0-5 years). 
To enrol at this service:
  1. Drop in to our centre any Monday to Friday (excluding alternate Wednesdays) between 8:30am – 2:30pm (during school terms) or call 07 4063 2485 during those times to ask about enrolling your child and to pick up the paperwork you need; or;
  2. You can download and complete the waiting list application form for your child as soon as they are born, and either email it to mourilyankindy@bigpond.com, post it, or drop it off. Once your application is received, we may contact you to discuss your application which may include a request for further information and / or clarification. We will contact you when a position becomes available; or;
  3. If your child has already turned three and the Director offers your child a place, you can download and complete the enrolment booklet and either email it to mourilyankindy@bigpond.com, post it, or drop it off.

Which year should my child attend kindy?

Year born Kindy year

1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017

1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025


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.


Mourilyan Kindergarten were the winners of the 2012 C&K Innovative Sustainable Practice Award in association with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

We are honoured and delighted by this achievement which is reflective of the many recycle and sustainable practices we actively involve the children in our care with.

We strongly believe in developing a lasting connection to our natural world and ensuring that the children and our wider community benefit from this awareness through positive practice and actions which care for our world now and for other generations of children in the future.


Mourilyan Kindergarten holds an open day in October every year. Please phone our Kindergarten for details.

Mourilyan Kindy gets Sun Smarter
Mourilyan Kindergarten is smarter than it used to be - it has become a Sun Smart Early Childhood Centre!

As part of the National sun Smart Early Childhood Centre Program run by The Cancer Council Australia in Conjunction with the Cancer Council of Queensland, Mourilyan Kindergarten has developed and implemented a comprehensive Sun Protection Policy which actively protects the children from dangerous overexposure to the sun.

Our Sun Smart strategies include: 
The compulsory wearing of broad-brimmed or legionnaire hats during outdoor playing and learning activities and the availability of sunscreen for the children and staff.

C&K Mourilyan District 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 Mourilyan District 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. 

For eligible aged children (aged 4 by 30 June) (including the SEIFA subsidy):

  • 5 day fortnight program: $30.00/day**

For QKFS Plus Kindy support eligible aged children (aged 4 by 30 June) with a health care card / pensioner card, triplets, or identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander:

  • 5 day fortnight program: $9.75 /day**

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