Choosing which type of early childhood education and care service is right for your child and family is a very personal decision.
Your work or study commitments may necessitate that a service with longer, more flexible hours is required, meaning childcare will be your preferred option. Some kindys now offer longer hours and outside hours care. Please check your nearest kindy's webpage for more information.
Existing C&K parents have told us what they looked for when choosing an early childhood education service include:
- staff (are they friendly, welcoming and caring)
- quality and reputation
- look and feel (indoor and outdoor play spaces, safety)
- early learning program
- location (for drop off and pick up)
C&K has childcares and kindergartens throughout Queensland. We have close to 400 services and we are growing. And we are proud to have educated more than one million Queensland children.
You can be confident that every C&K service:
- employs qualified educators
- will guide your child’s learning using Building waterfalls, C&K’s curriculum framework approved by the Queensland Studies Authority
- encourages your child to learn through play.
C&K currently offers long day care (childcare) in 31 locations throughout Queensland, for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years. C&K childcare services operate every day of the week (excluding public holidays) for 52 weeks per year and offer an approved kindergarten program, taught by a qualified early childhood teacher.
To find a C&K long day care service near you please use the “Find a C&K near you” and choose the service type “Childcare” and enter your preferred suburb or post code.
Children typically attend kindergarten in the year before they commence Prep at school. C&K has more than 320 kindergartens located throughout Queensland, many in regional and remote areas. C&K kindergartens offer 15 hours of education per week, for 40 weeks of the year (most aligning with state school terms). Children will usually attend either a five (5) day fortnight (e.g. between 8.30am – 2.30pm on Monday, Tuesday the first week and then Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday the following week) or two (2) long days (e.g. 8.30am – 4.00pm Monday and Tuesday).
To find a C&K kindergarten service near you please use the “Find a C&K near you” and choose the service type “Kindergarten” and enter your preferred suburb or post code.