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C&K Oakleigh Community Kindergarten

Operating Hours

Monday - Friday

8.40am - 3.00pm 


Group 1A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, 8:44am - 2:52pm

Group 1B: alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday, 8:44am - 2:52pm


Welcome to C&K Oakleigh Community Kindergarten, located on the grounds of Oakleigh State School in the leafy Brisbane suburb of Ashgrove.

A kindergarten with a rich history, the centre was first established in 1930 as Ashgrove Kindergarten and has been located at a number of different locations in Ashgrove and The Gap.  The current building opened in January 2011, located on the school’s former netball court. The school has generously allowed us to expand our outdoor space and develop unused land, giving us a total area of one acre.  There is a developing focus on the outdoor environment and in creating a family-friendly space.

Our unique outdoor learning environment – complete with large climbing net – provides ample opportunities for nature play, offering children rich learning experiences to explore and play in the natural playground settings.

C&K Oakleigh Kindergarten has 22 children per class with two educators who implement an emergent play based program. Through our programs your child will be assisted 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.

On and off-street parking available.

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K Oakleigh Community Kindergarten. Our teaching team tailor each day’s learning taking into account the interests of the children in the group. The spacious environment at our kindy is thoughtfully planned and well resourced. There is a focus on music, drama, literature and visual arts and time spent discovering the natural environment outdoors.

Community Spirit 

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

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.


Our Parent Advisory Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm, everyone is welcome.

History of the Centre
The kindergarten has been in operation since 1930, having a number of locations in Ashgrove,  from humble beginnings at the Church of England Hall to the wonderful purpose built kindergarten at Buxton St today.

Oakleigh Kindergarten began from a few local women, (Mesdames Kiosen, Hunt, Ladewig, Saunders, Urquhart, Byrne, Hembrow and Williams and led by Mrs.Blunt) who felt the need for a kindergarten in the area to fill the needs of children between babyhood and school age, regardless of creed or financial status. Mrs. Blunt was the driving force behind the venture (which they hoped would be self-supporting), and it was she who canvassed the district, enlightening the parents as to the aims of the kindergarten.

Oakleigh Kindergarten proudly celebrated 90 years in 2020.

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* $54.20

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 3366 0209 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 3366 0209.