C&K Taranganba Community Kindergarten | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

C&K Taranganba Community Kindergarten

Operating Hours

Monday to Friday, 8:20am to 2:28pm


Group 1A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, 8:20am - 2:28pm

Group 1B: alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday, 8:20am - 2:28pm


The kindergarten is located in a multicultural area, situated behind Taranganba State School in Taranganba Road. We have two large spaces where we run a Nature Play Cirriculum. 


C&K Taranganba Community Kindergarten is a purpose built kindergarten. Since we are in close proximity to Taranganba State School, the kindergartens uses the school library, visit the prep classes, play on the prep playground and joins the school for special performers. All these visits help ease the transition to school for both children and families..

C&K Taranganba Community Kindergarten believes that all children have the right to an excellent learning environment. All children are unique with individual needs in relation to learning and learn skills at individual rates. The underlying foundation for our Centre’s Philosophy stems from the C&K philosophy “Where children come first.” Our Kindergarten is inclusive of all children, including, cultural diversity, additional needs and varying, socio-economic levels. A safe and nurturing environment enables all children to develop to their full potential. Children are encouraged to take time with activities and individual learning is extended upon. A deep respect for nature and the use of sustainable practices are embedded within the daily program where both educators and children work together to consciously care for the world around them.

We acknowledge that children require a learning environment that provides opportunities for creativity, cooperation, individual choice and open-ended experiences. We plan environments where children can enjoy their childhood, whilst developing skills in leadership, decision making, problem solving, asking questions, initiating and reflecting. Our centre highlights the true importance of play. Through play, children will connect, listen, enlarge and explore all aspects of their environment. Play meets outcomes from the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline and Early Years Learning Framework.

We will listen, answer, respect and support young children in their development. We will empower children to make decisions and act on them. We believe the learner is a citizen of our community, incorporating family, schools, community and culture. We invite the community into our kindy to share and contribute to the learning and development of the child as a WHOLE being. We take pride in the integration and involvement with our neighbouring school. We value and welcome the input of families and community as an inaugural part of a child’s development.

Bushcraft Program

Here at C&K Taranganba, we identified a need for children to create and have access to long-term Bushcraft structures. This allows children opportunities to visit a structure, so they can extend their ideas. This is our second year working with children to create Bushcraft projects. Last year we built a selection of shelters, and Bushcraft ladders, made a Bushcraft seat, and navigated using the sun. 

We love teaching children real-life skills such as knot tying and building which develops fine and gross motor skills and problem-solving skills. At our kindergarten, we believe it is important to give children the resources, times and space to explore their building choices. Many children learn building strategies from their peers and as a result, become more competent and capable themselves. We brainstorm ideas in a small and while group to extend children's project builds. 

Child-Led Learning 

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

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

Complete our Enrolment Enquiry form to add your child's name to our waiting list (free). 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.

Enrolment Enquiry

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.

Kindergarten Fees

The following table outlines the daily fees for eligible-aged children (children turning at least 4 by June 30 of the year attending kindy). 


Daily Fee

Full kindergarten fee.


If you are eligible for Kindy Plus, your child will attend kindy for FREE.


If you are eligible for the Family Tax Benefit, you will receive a subsidy of $3,544 per year.


If you are not eligible for Kindy Plus or Family Tax Benefit, you will receive a subsidy of $1,500 per year.


Only one centre can claim the relevant funding subsidy for your child.  If your child is enrolled in another kindergarten program (for example, in a childcare centre or another kindergarten) while they are enrolled at our centre, you need to choose which centre receives the funding.

Other Fees


Daily Fee

Non-eligible enrolment kindergarten fee* $52.50

A one-off, non-refundable fee when you confirm your enrolment**


(one-off fee)

*Non-eligible enrolments include children born on or after 1 July 2019 (they will not turn four by 30 June 2023), children who are enrolled in two kindergarten groups at the same centre and are therefore ineligible for the Queensland Kindergarten Funding for the second group, and children claiming the Queensland Kindergarten Funding at another centre.

**If you are eligible for the Kindy Plus subsidy your enrolment fee will be waived.

Am I eligible for the Kindy Plus or Family Tax Benefit subsidy?

Subsidies are funded by the Queensland and Australian governments.  All children of eligible age (turning at least 4 by June 30 in the year they attend kindy) are eligible for a subsidy of $1,500 per year.

Please visit the Kindy savings website and select sessional kindy for Step 1 to check your eligibility for the Kindy Plus and Family Tax Benefit subsidy.

You will need to show proof of your eligibility when you enrol, which will differ depending on the subsidy you are eligible for.

What if I want my 3 year old to go to kindergarten?

Priority is given to eligible-aged children but if there are places available, we are happy to have 3 year old children at kindy and attend for 2 years.  The subsidies do not apply for 3 year old children, and the non-eligible enrolment kindergarten fee will apply.  Please contact us on 07 4930 2084 for more information on fees for 3 year olds and to discuss your child and your family’s situation.

I have more questions.  Who can I talk to? 

As a not-for-profit, we aim to keep fees affordable for families and have developed a fee system to maximise family access to available subsidies.  Please visit our Kindergarten Fees Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.  You can also read more about C&K’s fee policy here

If you have any other questions, please contact us on 07 4930 2084.