C&K West Chermside Pre Prep | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

C&K West Chermside Pre Prep

Operating Hours

We operate during school terms with a 5 day fortnight program, with Wednesday as the alternate day. Our centre is open from 8.40am - 2.50pm.

To avoid disrupting the children’s learning, the centre’s phone may not be answered during program time. Please leave a message or send us an email. The office is attended on Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 9:00am and 11:00am.


Offering a play-based curriculum and excellent facilities, children thrive as they explore, play and interact in West Chermside C&K Pre-Prep’s caring learning environment.

Our high-quality Pre-Prep (kindergarten) program focuses on each child’s developmental needs, and benefits from C&K's expertise and resources.

We are a single unit centre, with two classes of 22 children aged 3.5 years to 4.5 years.

Visit our website www.westchermsidepre-prep.com.au to discover how we can help your child develop a solid foundation for life-long learning.

Child-Led Learning  

No two days are the same at West Chermside Kindy 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 West Chermside Kindy we foster our strong ties to the local community by encouraging parent input and involvement in the daily operations of the kindergarten and programming decisions. 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, waitlist your child today. 

Contact us to add your child to our waiting list.  You will be added to a queue and contacted as soon as a suitable place is available. 

Simply complete the following waiting list form, and visit the centre on either a Tuesday or Thursday morning between 9.00am – 11:00am to return your form (a $10 waiting list fee applies-cash only). Please email us or phone during the above office hours if you have any questions. 

Waiting list form

Places for kindergarten are usually offered for the following year, between May and July the year before. 

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.


Visit our website www.westchermsidepre-prep.com.au for the latest news about our Pre-Prep centre.


Visit our website www.westchermsidepre-prep.com.au for our Pre-Prep centre’s events.

2023 Kindergarten Fees 

The daily fee for eligible age children (children turning 4 by June 30 of the year attending kindy) is up to $48.  Depending on your individual family’s circumstances you may be eligible for a subsidy under the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Program to reduce your out-of-pocket expense. 

For more detail, please refer to our 2023 Statement of Fees (PDF). 

For more details on the subsidies available, please visit Kindy Savings

For more information on Kindergarten Fees, please visit Kindergarten Fees