C&K Tingalpa & District Kindergarten | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

C&K Tingalpa & District Kindergarten

Our Philosophy
Our centre provides a play based program where children
- learn to question and investigate
- develop independence
- respect others
- become happy and responsible community members
- And have lots of FUN!

Parent Involvement
The centre has always enjoyed and continues to encourage close communication between staff and parents both formally and informally.  Parents are an integral part of life at our centre and have the opportunity of contributing in many ways, including assisting in the running of the centre, participating on roster days, or in contributing expertise or ideas.

About Us
Tingalpa & District Kindergarten & Preschool is a non-profit centre that has been part of the local community since 1968.  Our centre is administered by a management committee elected from the parent body and is proud to be a C&K affiliated centre. This means that our centre has reached and maintains high standards in the areas of staff qualifications, safety, facilities and educational programs.  Our service is rated overall at "Exceeding National Quality Standards".  Tingalpa Kindy achieved an Exceeding rating in all 7 quality areas.

We have two pre-prep programs with 22 children in each group. A teacher and assistant work with each group.

Group A - Monday and Tuesday
8.30 am to 4.00pm
Group B - Wednesday, Thursday and every second Friday
8.30am to 2.40pm

We operate during QLD school terms


We are now taking enrolments for 2019 and beyond.

Waiting List Applications
Enrolments are taken from birth.  Waiting list can be downloaded from our website, this website, or obtained from the centre. Enrolments are taken strictly in order of entry on the list.  Applications can be made at the centre between the hours of 9.30am and 2.00pm Monday to Friday (school terms only).
The enrolment process begins in the July prior to year of entry and you will be notified by email if you have a place.

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.

Tingalpa's daily fees are:

  • 5 day fortnight fee: $37.20 (per day)
  • 2 long day fee: $46.50 (per day)

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