Our Story


Gaythorne Community Kindergarten are proud to acknowledge the Turrbal people as the traditional owners of this land on which we meet, learn and play!  Gaythorne Community Kindergarten also pays respect to all Elders past, present and future.

About Us

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. Gaythorne Community Kindergarten 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).

You can read about Our Philosophy here.

Centre Services

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

We also offer Before Hours Care 7.30am - 8.30am and After Hours Care 2.30pm - 4.30pm.

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 Pre Kindy unit is operational Monday to Friday between 8.30am - 2.30pm, from the first day of school in January through to the last day in December

  • The Pre Prep unit operates during school terms 8.30am - 2.30pm on 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 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 Kindy News section to learn more about events at Gaythorne Community Kindergarten.

We are appreciative of all the support given to our kindy by Local Businesses. We wholeheartedly value the Community Support our wonderful Not-For-Profit Kindy recieves. A list of our 2017 contributors is available through our Community Page.

Our Kindergartens Educators regularly share useful articles and sites for our Families and Visitors to look upon. Visit our Parent Portal for informative links and services for your Preschoolers.




Our Administration Officer is in attendance Monday - Friday 8.30am - 2.30pm on 3355 4193.

Should you wish to contact the Staff directly please call on the numbers below:
Pre Prep - 3355 6181
Pre Kindy - 3355 4193

Our Kindy President is also available via email president@gaythornekindy.com

Phone:07 3355 4193
34 Taurama St
Queensland 4051
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