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C&K Nundah Community Kindergarten

Operating hours 

Monday - Friday

8:22am – 2:30pm


Group 1A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, 8:22am - 2:30pm

Group 1B: alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday, 8:22am - 2:30pm


Kindergarten Awards:
Dual Award Winning C&K Kindergarten
2016 winner C&K Excellence in Inclusive Practice
2016 winner of the Emeritus Professor Mary Mahoney AO Award for Excellence

When you enter C&K Nundah the first thing you will notice is the vast space we have…

It is open…

It is welcoming…

It is natural…

We pride ourselves on our connection to the natural environment, our relationships with families and the community, the inclusion of and celebrations of all cultures and our reputation of being a place “Where Everyone Belongs”.

Our kindy is a unique green space in the heart of Nundah and it has recently been updgraded and renovated! 

As you walk through our gates you will instantly feel a sense of space and freedom.  Our spacious garden shaded by beautiful trees allows children and their families an opportunity to sit, observe and reflect in comfort and peace surrounded by nature. We are proud of our natural environment as it offers a safe, stimulating place for all children to be, to extend, to grow, to challenge, to try, to succeed.  

We acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional custodians of the land on which we play. The Turrbul people to the north of the river and the Jagera people to the south of the river. The name “Nundah” means “chain of water holes” in the local Aboriginal dialect.

Rebecca Sowden is our new Director/Teacher. Peta is our Assistant and has been associated with C&K Nundah in various roles since 2009.

Team Vision Statement

We value each and every child who crosses our path or travels with us for a while as a unique individual – one who comes to us with many talents and endless possibilities. Working together with parents we listen to, nurture and respect each child to maximise children’s life outcomes and guide their learning journey.

Philosophy of Education and Curriculum

We acknowledge that each child brings with them a rich history and culture which is shaped by their family upbringing and community attachments. A child’s engagement and response to their environment and their relationship with their “community of learners” provides the foundation of future learning.

Our approach is play based – every child has the right to play, to build on their existing learning from home, to extend on their interests and to share their ideas with others. Our program focuses on individual learning outcomes and interests. Consideration is given to the potential of teaching within any given moment through meaningful interactions, continuous observations, reflection, planning and assessment.

We look forward to welcoming each and every family who would like to visit our service.

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.

Kindergarten Fees

The following table outlines the daily fees for eligible-aged children (children turning at least 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* $54.80

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 3266 6616 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 3266 6616.