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C&K West Chermside Pre Prep

Operating Hours and Groups

At West Chermside C&K Pre-Prep we have two models of delivery for families to choose from. We operate during QLD school terms.

  • Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays, 8:40am to 2:50pm
  • Thursday, Friday and alternate Wednesday, 8:40am to 2:50pm

We also offer extended hours until 6pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

From 2024, program hours will change to 8:15am to 2:30pm.


West Chermside C&K Pre-Prep offers a pre-prepatory (kindergarten) program for children aged 3½ years to 4½ years.  Providing a play-based curriculum and excellent facilities, the children thrive as they explore, play and interact in our caring, learning environment.

Our high-quality, five day fortnight Kindergarten (pre-prep) program operates during school terms and focuses on each child’s development with the benefit of C&K’s experience and resources.​

We strive to create a wondrous atmosphere for the children above and beyond the norm; be it picking fresh mulberries, caring for the pet chickens, gazing at the fish, enjoying some quiet time on the veranda or creating mini dams with the hand pump and sustainable water course.  

Child-Led Learning  

No two days are the same at West Chermside C&K Pre-prep. 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 C&K Pre-prep.  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.  Please note, limited 5 day per week positions and positions for 3 year olds may also be available on application. 

Simply complete the waiting list form, post, email or return the form in person at the centre during office hours (Monday 9:00am to 11:00am or Tuesday 9:00am to 2:00pm).

A $20 application fee is payable when you submit your application form. This fee can be paid by cash, card, cheque or direct deposit (as detailed on the form). Please use your name as a reference so we can track your payment.

Download Waiting List Form

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.

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