Dalby Day Nursery & Pre School Assn Inc (Trading as Stuart Street Kindergarten And Preschool) | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

Dalby Day Nursery & Pre School Assn Inc (Trading as Stuart Street Kindergarten And Preschool)

Stuart Street Kindergarten is a community owned centre, which was established in 1972.

We offer 2 five-day fortnight programs. One group attends every Monday, Tuesday and alternating Wednesday. The other group attends every Thursday/Friday and alternating Wednesday.

Hours are from 8:45-2:45 daily and office hours after 2:45pm. Stuart Street Kindergarten runs during school terms.

Under the National Quality Framework, our centre was rated as "EXCEEDING" the National Quality Standard. Our centre has a stimulating indoor and outdoor environment that offer a range of opportunities for children to learn through play.


Vacancies exist for Pre Prep children and a waiting list for children entering Prep in 2023 and onwards. You are able to contact the centre to add your child to the waiting list from birth. Families are encouraged to visit the centre prior to enrolling their child.



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.


Annually, our centre and Dalby Day Care Centre work collaboratively on the children's art exhibition "KAOS". This is held in August. The children visit the art exhibition and the families are invited to an Opening Night.

Stuart Street's daily fees are:

  • 2 long day program: $47.62
  • 5 day fortnight program: $38.10

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