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C&K St Lucia Kindergarten


The program offered by the kindergarten is designed and implemented by teachers who have university qualifications in Early Childhood Education.
 Affiliation with C&K requires the centre to meet high standards in relation to:

  • Curriculum
  • Staff qualifications
  • Adult/child ratios
  • Building and playground environment

We are located opposite Ironside State School and very close to the University of Queensland. Our centre offers educational programs for children aged 3 to 5 and may have 22 children enrolled in each group.

For more information, please visit our website: www.stluciakindergarten.com.au

Operating Hours 

In 2022, we are offering multiple models of care to cater to the diverse needs of families within our community.

Magpie 1: Five Day Fortnight Model

– Mon, Tues & alternate Wed

8:30am to 2:40pm

Magpie 2: Five Day Fortnight Model

– Thurs, Fri & alternate Wed

8:30am to 2:40pm

Kookaburra 1: Three Day Week Model – every Mon, Tues & Wed

8:30am to 2:40pm

Kookaburra 2: Two Long Day Week Model – Thurs, Fri

8:20am to 4:00pm

In 2022, we will also provide an After Kindy Care service from Monday to Wednesday until 5:30 pm (additional fees apply).


We currently have vacancies!

Please download the Waiting list application form and return it by email, post or in person.

As soon as there is a place for your child we will contact you by email.

We recommend placing your child's name on the list from birth.

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.


Many wonderful things have been happening at our kindy!

-       We held our International Breakfast and all families enjoyed some really delicious food from many countries around the world. It is a wonderful opportunity to share the many cultures at St Lucia Kindy.

-       Our visiting art teacher worked with the children to create pieces using inspiration from our beautiful environment.

-        Our vegetable gardens are growing well. The children and educators have been planting some winter vegetables and herbs in the vegetable patch. Everyone is learning to become aware of looking after our natural spaces.The beautiful outdoor spaces foster an appreciation of the natural environment, develop environmental awareness and provide a platform for ongoing environmental education.

 St Lucia Kindergarten is a Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten Program.

St Lucia's Kindergarten's fees are: 

  • Magpie 1 & 2 (5 day fortnight) - $41 per day
  • Kookaburra 1 (3 day week) - $41 per day
  • Kookaburra 2 (2 long day week) - $51 per day

After Hours Care fees are:

  • up to $30/day permanent term booking or $15/hour casual booking.

For more information, please refer to our 2022 Statement of Fees (PDF)