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C&K Paddington Kindergarten

Operating Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:15am - 6:00pm, open 50 weeks of the year. (Term starts on January 28, 2020.)


From 2020 we will be open until 6pm, and offer Holiday Kindy​.

Groups 1 & 2

Core kindergarten hours: 8:15am - 2:23pm

Group 1 & 2A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays
Group 1 & 2B: Alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday

Extended kindergarten hours: 2.23pm - 6pm.

Holiday kindy will be available from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday. 

Holiday dates:

5 April - 18 April
29 June - 10 July
21 September - 2 October
14 December - 25 January 2021 (Closed for two weeks over Christmas and New Year)


C&K Paddington Community Kindergarten respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which our service is placed. C&K Paddington Community Kindergarten also pays our respects to all Elders past, present and emerging

Give your child a great start to their education and become a part of our Kindergarten community.

C&K helps to create a lifelong love of learning and supports’ your child’s transition into school. We provide a curriculum/play-based, pre-prep program, lead by 4 year qualified teachers. C&K Paddington has beautiful, large landscaped gardens and inspiring indoor learning environments. Parents are an integral part of our community and are always welcome to contribute to the educational program.

Children are active collaborators and contributors to their own learning and to that of others. We value being open and sensitive to new possibilities and perspectives, and encourage the children to be kind, caring and respectful of each other as they learn how to live, play and work together harmoniously.

Our young children are capable thinkers, investigators and inquirers. They come to kindergarten with a range of prior experiences and understanding of the world them. They present with differing abilities and interest, languages, cultural heritage and traditions.

We celebrate our diversity and embrace our differences, for we are all special in our own individual way.

Additional Needs Assistants are employed as required in accordance with C&K’s policy of equity and opportunity for all children.

Centre Philosophy

We value each child who travels with us for a while, as a unique individual - one who comes to us with many talents, competencies and endless possibilities.

Working together with parents we will listen to, nurture, respect and guide each child to grow in understanding and responsibility to be an active, participating citizen in life. We firmly believe in the potential of an interested adult in a child's life to foster curiosity, skills in observation, a desire to learn, and to encourage and provide opportunities for investigation.

Working together with parents we will listen to, nurture, respect and guide each child to grow in understanding and responsibility to be an active, participating citizen in life. We firmly believe in the potential of an interested adult in a child's life to foster curiosity, skills in observation, a desire to learn, and to encourage and provide opportunities for investigation.

We strongly believe that ...

"Authentic experiences generate real understandings".

C&K Paddington embraces C&K’s Building waterfalls curriculum which is a play based, emergent and co-constructed curriculum giving emphasis to encouraging children to express and transform their ideas and understandings in play and the many languages of children. Children are encouraged to represent their own world in order to learn about and understand their world. In the process of representation, as they actively play and interact with others, engage with a rich variety of materials and ideas, children’s language and social abilities are fostered. They are encouraged to think flexibly and creatively as they seek solutions to conflicts and problems. Children are empowered to make their own decisions and choices. They have many opportunities to respond to the beauty and order of the natural world, in an environment that is aesthetically appealing, offering opportunities for encounters of all kinds (social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual). Most significantly, children learn best when they have available to them a knowledgeable and informed adult, capable of engaging them intellectually as well as emotionally, and who is in turn capable of being engaged intellectually and emotionally by them.

Unit 2 inclusion brochure

To contact Unit 2 email: paddington2@candk.asn.au

Don’t miss out on a place, enrol your child today. You can:

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.

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.

All C&K kindergartens feature our quality C&K kindergarten program.

Kindergarten, also known as pre-prep or preschool, is a program for children in the year before they attend school. If spaces are available, the program is also offered to 3-year olds. C&K’s kindergarten programs are guided by university-qualified teachers and support children’s curiosity, creativity, and resilience. 

At C&K we know that children do not learn in isolation, so we approach learning as a collaborative relationship between teachers, children and parents. At C&K we believe children are powerful learners, active citizens, thinkers and theorisers - this is at the heart of our early childhood curriculum. We've designed our indoor and outdoor spaces to ignite imaginations and nurture healthy minds and bodies. 

At C&K Paddington the core kindergarten program is led by a university-qualified, Early Childhood Teacher: 

  • Vicki Hall, and
  • Devi Surendran.

Supported by assistant educators: Dena Wright, and Michelle Lyons.

There will be a half-hour overlap between the core kindergarten program lead and the extended program lead educator each day. Educators will share highlights and continuing plans for the day.

The extended program continues children’s learning into the afternoon and is led by a diploma-qualified educator and supported by an assistant educator. The extended program team will also have access to an Early Childhood Teacher. 

Your child’s learning journey is shared with you via  conversations with your child’s educators, through written documentation and through StoryPark (an app and website). 

Read more about C&K’s education program. 


C&K Paddington wishes to thank the Queensland Government for making us a recipient of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund. The funds have been put to great use in the painting of the interior areas of the Kindergarten buildings.

Many thanks!



Daily fee

Core kindy program – 5 Day Fortnight (before subsidies)

5 Day Fortnight - Child Care subsidy Depends on your Child Care Subsidy entitlements. Please email us for a quote.
5 Day Fortnight - Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS) $44

5 Day Fortnight - Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS), Concession



Extended kindy program (before subsidies)



Holiday Kindy program (before subsidies)


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


What subsidies are available?

Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

C&K Paddington Kindergarten is CCS eligible, starting in January 2020. The amount of subsidy you can get depends on your family's circumstances, please contact Centrelink.

Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS)

The Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme subsidy is available if your child is of elgible age, that is they have turned 4 by June 30 in the year they attend (see table below for more info).

QKFS Concession

The QKFS Concession subsidy is available if your child is of elgible 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.

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?

C&K Paddington Kindergarten educates and cares for children aged between 3 and 5 years. 

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

If you have any other questions or concerns, please email our support team or call 07 3513 2560.

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.