C&K Oakey Community Kindergarten | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

C&K Oakey Community Kindergarten

Operating Hours 

Monday - Friday 

8:20am - 2:30pm

2020 Groups 

Group 1A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, 8:20am - 2:28pm

Group 1B: alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday, 8:20am - 2:28pm


The centre is a small rural setting where children are extended to meet their unique learning needs. 

In addition, we are a proud member of the local community with our kindergarten supporting the local community for over fifty years, building a love of learning with generations of families as well as embracing our new families. 

Embracing all families' cultures and heritage is something we are passionate about at C&K Oakey. We acknowledge the Jarowair peoples as traditional custodians of our land. At C&K Oakey we value and respect our Nation’s first peoples culture embedding Indigenous and Torres Strait islander practices within our program and throughout our service. Our service values, our natural environments this learning is embedded throughout our service providing children with interactions in our natural learning environments. Children experience learning through indoor and outdoor programs flexible to children’s interests, learning and developmental needs. We care for chickens, worms, fish and gain a deep understanding of the many wildlife species we have visiting. Children also have the opportunity to encounter frogs, lizards, galahs and lorikeets which visit our kindy space. C&K Oakey are proud to be in partnership with Landcare Australia and have been attending bush kindy for the past few years. Our educators are trained in nature pedagogy and through this each child experiences hands on learning in the open outdoors. During our nature walks and exploration of our bush site children engineer tepees, learn about nature, spot many different wildlife friends inclusive of kangaroos, cockatoos, pelicans and even spotting koala’s. 

Our educators believe children gain a deep understanding and connectedness to country gaining knowledge of our native fauna and flora species in our bush kindy space, whilst embracing the opportunity to be adventurous in their play, assessing risks and contributing to their own and others health, safety and wellbeing in the environment. Our educators and C&K’s curriculum approach value the rich learning and developmental outcomes natural environments provide children. 

Our kindy participates in the ELSA STEM pilot for the second year running, where children experience Science, Technology, English and Mathematics on apps, and this is then transferred into the classroom through their play. Through ELSA children are developing STEM concepts such as inquirers, investigators and engineers. Research around early years STEM learning suggests children in the early years are already using these concepts and introducing them in the kindergarten context sets them up for future learning. 

Learning through play is what C&K is passionate about, all our educators value the role of play and benefits this has on children’s learning and development. C&K’s emphasis on play-based learning and success in creating confident, resilient and capable children has been evident for over a century. At C&K Oakey, we value our children’s voice whilst embracing each family and child working closely to ensure the best for your child during their time with us at C&K Oakey.

To enrol at this service the following options exist:

1. Enrol now – Please call or email us. You may be able to enrol immediately if a place is available. If a place is not available, we will place your child on a waiting list or suggest alternatives.

2. Enrol later – Please click the “Enrol online” button above and fill out the form. 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.

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 can 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. 

All C&K centres feature Listening and Learning Together: The C&K Curriculum Approach. The learning outcomes in our approach align with both The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF), and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG).

Our approach 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, through written documentation in your centre and through StoryPark (an app and website). 

Read more about C&K's education program.


We are a bush kindy service.

ELSA pilot early years learning centre.


Daily Fee

For children turning 4 by June 30 of the year attending*

up to $32.31

For 3 year olds *



up to $5.24

Enrolment fee - a one-off, non-refundable fee when you confirm your place


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 2015 to 30 June 2016


1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017

1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023

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

If there are spaces, we are happy to have three year olds at kindy, who can come for 2 years. Please contact us to discuss your child and your family’s situation.

Can I get the concession rate?

The concession is funded by the Queensland and Australian governments. You can get the concession if your child is of eligible age and you:

  • have a valid health care card, or
  • have a valid pensioner concession card, or
  • hold a veteran’s affairs gold/white card, or
  • identify as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or South Sea Islander, or
  • have had a multiple birth (three children or more) and all children attend kindy.

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us on 07 4691 1075.

How does C&K decide fees?

As a not-for-profit organisation, C&K reinvests any surplus back into our services and programs to better achieve outcomes for all children and communities. 

We aim to keep fees affordable for families and has developed a fee system to maximise family access to available subsidies. Read more about C&K's fee policies.