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Roderick St Community Kindergarten


Group 1: Mondays, Tuesdays and alternate Wednesdays, 8.45am - 2.55pm in school terms.

Group 2: Thursdays and Fridays, 8.00am - 3.30pm in school terms.


Welcome to Roderick Street Kindergarten, located in Ipswich Queensland. We are a C&K affiliated kindergarten with a very large and natural playground.

At Roderick Street Kindergarten we nurture our builders, creators, detectives, nature lovers, risk takers, artists, storytellers and explorers through play! The key features of our philosophy are...

  • An Environment to Inspire Learning
  • Everyone is Welcomed and Included
  • Indigenous Perspectives are Embedded
  • Relationships and Partnerships are Key
  • Play is Paramount
  • Children’s Rights are Crucial

Please read our philosophy for more detail.

Don't miss out on a place, waitlist your child today. 

Contact us to add your child to our waiting list.  You will be added to a queue and contacted as soon as a suitable place is available. 

Places for kindergarten are usually offered for the following year, between May and July the year before.

Please fill out a waiting list form and return it to the kindergarten, or email it to

Click here to download our Waiting list form.

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 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025
1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022 2026
1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023 2027

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.


At the end of January in 2020, the Roderick Street Community Kindergarten Association purchased their premises from their landlords and thereby secured a permanent home for the kindy. This was a tremendous achievement and will go down as a highlight in their 52 year history. 


Our Kindergarten Open Day will be held on Saturday the 26th of August from 9 till 11am.

In 2024 there is the option of sending your child 2 or 3 days per week depending on availability. Our program hours will be 8am until 3.30pm. 15 hours per week of kindy will be free for eligible aged children.

2023 Kindergarten Fees 

The total term fee for eligible age children (children turning 4 by June 30 of the year attending Kindy) is up to $1090.  Depending on your individual family’s circumstances you may be eligible for a subsidy under the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Program to reduce your out-of-pocket expense. 

For more detail, please refer to our 2023 Statement of Fees (PDF). 

For more details on the subsidies available, please visit Kindy Savings. 

For more information on Kindergarten Fees, please visit Kindergarten Fees. 


2024 Kindergarten Fees 

Please see our information brochure for 2024 kindergarten fees.