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C&K Sherwood Community Kindergarten

Operating Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:45am - 2:45pm 

Children attend a 5 day fortnight, either:

  • Group 1 (Red Apple Group): Monday, Tuesday and Alternate Wednesdays 
  • Group 2 (Green Apple Group): Thursday, Friday and Alternate Wednesdays 

Days of attendance calendars are provided to enrolled families. Both Groups have a maximum of 22 children.

To be eligible age for Kindy (pre-prep), children must be turning 4 years of age by the 30 June, in the year in which they are enrolling.


Welcome to Sherwood Community Kindergarten. Established in 1958, Sherwood Community Kindergarten has been providing high quality early education for more than 60 years.  

At Sherwood Community Kindergarten we are passionate about educating and caring for our pre-prep aged children through play that encourages, supports and challenges children with fun, friendship and learning. All within an environment where each child feels valued, safe and supported.

We are lucky to be located in a lovely street next to Hives Park, Sherwood. Our kindergarten has been designed to provide generous spaces for children to play, inside and outside, in our large natural play area.

Sherwood Kindergarten is a not-for-profit community kindergarten and is guided by a management committee made up of family volunteers. Families make our kindergarten special and we always encourage families to be involved in our Kindy program on a daily basis.

We are positive your child will enjoy their time here with us and look forward to sharing time with you and your family as well. We offer an open invitation to families to play an active role in the centre and input to our programming. 

Please contact us for more information. 

Child-Led Learning  

No two days are the same at Sherwood Kindy. 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 Sherwood Kindy. We foster our strong ties to the local community by encouraging parent input and involvement in the daily operations of the kindergarten and programming decisions. We often hold and partake in community events and love connecting with local businesses and groups around us 

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

Waitlist now to secure your place at our centre. You will be added to a queue and contacted as soon as a suitable place is available.  

Please contact our centre directly via phone or email if have any questions. 

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

A $25 non-refundable waiting list fee applies per child joining the waiting list.

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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.


"Jumping in muddy puddles? It's all in a day's work at Sherwood Community Kindy. The beautiful garden and playground (including the muddiest of mud patches!) provide hours of fun for everyone."


2023 Kindergarten Fees 

The daily fee for eligible age children (children turning 4 by June 30 of the year attending kindy) is up to $46. 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. 

If your family has a valid Health Care Card (HCC) or government concession card, identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or have Multiple births (triplets or more Kindy age children) a family can also have their fees reduced each term, by the QKFS Kindy plus subsidy. The subsidy is paid directly to the kindy to reduce the amount of out of pocket expenses of the family. 

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