About Us

Gaythorne Community Kindergarten and Limited Hours Care Centre

Gaythorne Community Kindergarten and Pre-Kindy Care Centre was established by the Enoggera Army Progress Association and officially opened in 1988. Today we are a proud community based centre. GCK enrolments are largely based on word-of-mouth referrals, demonstrating a community respect for the service, education and care we provide.

Operating as a not-for-profit centre we are managed by an annually elected parent committee, responsible for overseeing the management and finance of the centre, as well as leading the staff team at the standard required for licensing by the Office for Early Childhood Education and Care (OECEC).

Centre Services

Our centre consists of a [Pre-Kindy Care] and a [Pre-Prep] unit. Our Pre-Prep unit is affiliated with the Crèche and Kindergarten Association of Queensland (C&K) and accredited as an Approved Kindergarten Program Provider.

We also offer [After Hours Care] Monday to Friday between the hours of 2:30pm to 5:00

Days and Hours of Operation

In order to provide a convenience to families with children at the centre, the Pre-Kindy Care and Pre-Prep units provide consistent operating hours.

  • The Multi-Age Care unit is operational Monday to Friday between 8:30am - 2:30pm.

  • The Pre-Prep unit operates a five-day fortnight program, sharing the week in two groups.

    • Group A - Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesday
    • Group B - Thursday, Friday and alternate Wednesday.

Please refer to the [Pre-Kindy timetable] and Pre-Prep timetable for complete details.

Community Based

As community based centre we welcome parent participation through centre family events and celebrations, committee volunteering and program roster days. Visit our upcoming events section to learn more about events at Gaythorne Community Kindy.


Our 4-year-old son cried every day when dropped off at his old childcare centre, but since moving to Gaythorne he hasn’t shed a tear. He really loves it.  His older sister also attended here in 2009, and I am delighted to say nothing has changed; it’s just as good! I cannot say enough about the staff.  They are calm, friendly, approachable, responsible and caring; a real asset to this community.

~ Alan Kelly