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C&K The Gap Community Kindergarten

Operating Hours

Monday - Friday

8.40am - 2.48pm


  • Group 1 & 2 A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, 8:40am - 2:48pm
  • Group 1 & 2 B: alternate Wednesdays, Thursdays, Friday, 8:40am - 2:48pm


Welcome to C&K The Gap Community Kindergarten, proudly rated as EXCEEDING NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARD as part of the National Quality Framework.

The Gap Community Kindergarten was established in 1972 and in 2009 the kindergarten became a branch centre with direct governance by The Creche and Kindergarten Association. In 2011 the kindergarten located to its present site where The Gap State School was founded. We are a 2 unit centre providing a 5 day fortnight kindergarten program to 4 groups of 22 children with 2 groups attending daily.  Enrolments are for children who are turning 4 years of age by 30 June in the year of attendance.

Our kindergarten is unique in having a large Nature Space that directly adjoins our back playground. Commencing in term 2 of each year we access this space weekly with the children. Nature play provides the children with many opportunities to challenge themselves, explore, create and connect with the natural world.

Queensland Government Approved Program  

Welcome to C&K The Gap Community Kindergarten. We offer a unique kindergarten program based on our own teaching approach - Listening and Learning Together. Our government approved program is centred around a living and learning community that values children as competent and capable individuals. This play-based curriculum helps children to socialise, build confidence, develop communication and early literacy and numeracy skills to ensure your child is school ready.

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K The Gap Community Kindergarten. 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 The Gap Community Kindergarten. 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 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.


C&K The Gap Kindy enjoyed a wonderful community event to celebrate 50 years! 

Go Green for Bilby Day

Welcome to Country/Reconciliation Action Plan Launch

Our kindy community joined together for a Welcome to Country and our Reconciliation Action Plan launch in 2021. Derek Oram-Sandy from the local Yuggera language group shared knowledge, history and culture of the Traditional Custodians. We first connected with Derek at our local Balaangala Community Gardens on an excursion several years ago. The Welcome to Country and RAP launch were followed by activities including, planting an Australian Golden Penda tree to symbolise our journey of Reconciliation, lemon-myrtle tea tasting, painting and tap sticks.  

Meet Bob Bilby

Bob Bilby has been at our kindy for a very long time. Some people say he is a puppet, but shhhh don’t tell him, he thinks he’s real. Bob is always here to help us to be friendly and safe.

Bluey is created by a past Kindy parent and an episode features our very own Bob Bilby and Mrs Retriever (Mrs Kerr’s voice over). Bluey emphasises the importance of play, as do we! 

Click here to find out more about Bob Bilby at our centre. 


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* $55.70

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 3300 2906 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 3300 2906.