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C&K Yungaburra Community Kindergarten

Opening Hours

Thursday, Friday, alternate Wednesday, 8:45am - 2:45pm

The centre is closed every second Wednesday


When you enter C&K Yungaburra Community Kindergarten you will notice …

… the happy “buzz” of children busily engaged in a wide range of activities – playing with friends, building things, making things, painting and drawing, following the obstacle course, swinging, riding bikes, climbing, sliding, gardening, cooking with Kindy Grandma, “reading” books. 

… our wonderful outdoor space, with shady trees, bike tracks, climbing equipment, swings, a children’s garden and lots of room for kids to be kids.

… our friendly and welcoming staff.

We pride ourselves on our relationships with families and the community, our connection to the natural environment and our reputation of being a place “where everybody belongs”.

In 2015 we were delighted to be rated overall as Exceeding National Quality Standard by the Department of Education and Training.



Belinda Fowler is our Teacher/Director in our 4 long day fortnight program, and has been teaching at Yungaburra Kindy since 2014. Majella Osborne is our Teacher/Director in our 5 day fortnight group and has been teaching at Yungaburra Kindy since 2018. Melinda Hosking is our Assistant and she has been at Yungaburra Kindy since the start of 2013.  Sarah Francis is our Administration Officer and looks after our enrolments amongst other things.


Our Philosophy

During their kindy year the children will be learning to:

  • share the continuity, daily life and experiences of the service.
  • engage with the culture of their local community, develop an understanding of the community in which they live and the wider social world.
  • develop a sense of belonging & trusting relationships with others.
  • feel valued as capable individuals who are safe but not overprotected.
  • develop a confident awareness of themselves, identify and express their feelings and needs in individual ways.
  • enjoy achieving and accomplishing with others.
  • explore their physical, social, cultural, emotional, spiritual & cognitive identity.
  • listen to and show concern, consideration and empathy for others.
  • understand and respect differences & similarities, different points of view and  the diversity between people.
  • share their knowledge, ideas, thinking and reasoning while exploring, discussing, questioning and reflecting on their experiences and ideas.
  • contribute their own ideas as they take responsibility for their own learning in a negotiated curriculum.
  • listen to, value and respond to the ideas of others.

All this can be achieved when learning through play.

We look forward to welcoming every family who would like to visit our service and experience the warmth of Yungaburra Kindy for themselves.

Belinda, Melinda & Majella

C&K Yungaburra Community Kindergarten

To enrol at this kindy, the following options exist:

  1. Enrolling for immediate start – please contact either Belinda, Majella or Sarah (on the telephone number or email listed above) to find out if a place is available.  If a place is available, we will assist you to enrol your child immediately.

  2. Placing your child’s name on a waiting list – if there are no places currently available, we will offer to put your child’s name on our waiting list and may also suggest other C&K services where a vacancy may exist.  If the enrolment is for a future year, we will also put your child’s name on our waiting list.  We do not charge a fee for placing your child on our waiting list.

We currently have vacancies!! We are now accepting early entry for 3 year old children. Please add your child to the waiting list from anytime after they are born. There is no cost to add your child. 

C&K Building waterfalls is C&K’s early childhood curriculum framework.  It is Australia’s first collaborative birth to school age curriculum framework and is universally acclaimed as inspiring and thought provoking, taking early childhood education to a new level.  C&K Building waterfalls is based upon enduring C&K philosophy, as well as encompassing contemporary practices and understandings of the early years and it is used by Educators at every C&K service.

C&K Building waterfalls: a guideline for educators, living and learning with children aged birth to three offers all early childhood educators, whether in a Long Day Care, Family Day Care or in-home care setting, an approach to the earliest years of care and education based on enduring C&K philosophy, as well as encompassing contemporary practices and understandings of the early years.

C&K believes that children do not learn in isolation. It is a collaborative process. C&K Building waterfalls teaching and learning guidelines acknowledge the important role Educators, parents, other children and the physical environment play in a child’s learning.  C&K Building waterfalls acknowledges children as competent and capable learners


To read more about C&K Building waterfalls click here.


2019 Daily Fee
Five Day Fortnight - Thursday Friday, alt Wednesdays, 8:45am - 2:45pm during school terms
For children turning 4 by June 30 of the year attending $26.00
For 3 year olds* $34.35
Concession rate  $2.70
Enrolment Bond - a one-off, refundable fee when all fees/levies are paid in term 4 $75.00/ once only (refundable)
Association membership fee $10/year

Resource and equipment levy 


*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 2014 to 30 June 2015


1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016


1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017

1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023

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

If there are spaces, we are happy to have three year olds at kindy, who can come for 2 years. Please email Yungaburra Kindergarten or call 4095 3303 to discuss your child and your family’s situation.

Can I get the concession rate?

The concession is funded by the Queensland and Australian governments. You can get the concession if your child is of eligible age and you:

  • have a valid health care card, or
  • have a valid pensioner concession card, or
  • hold a veteran’s affairs gold/white card, or
  • identify as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or South Sea Islander, or
  • have had a multiple birth (three children or more) and all children attend kindy.

2019 Statement of Fees

For more information, please refer to the 2019 Statement of Fees (PDF)