Enrolling Your Child

Enrolling your child – Our community Kindergarten is funded by the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS). This covers approximately 70% of the kindergarten running costs. All other costs must be met by fees as well as funds raised by the parent body each year. Our kindergarten is run by a voluntary management committee comprised of parents who are elected each year at the Annual General Meeting

We operate the following Kindergarten programs: 
Monday and Tuesday group (Koala):  8.00am to 4.00pm 
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Group (Kookaburras):  9:00am to 2.15pm 

Both groups operate during school terms only and follow the Qld State School calendar. 

When will my child attend? When was your child born? 

If born between – 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 they will attend in 2024 
If born between – 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 they will attend in 2025 
If born between – 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022 they will attend in 2026 
If born between – 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023 they will attend in 2027 
If born between – 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024 they will attend in 2028 


Fee Structure

Waiting List Fee

A child wishing to attend Kindergarten may have his/her name placed on the waiting list on or after the day on which he/she was born. A non-refundable fee of $15.00 is payable to confirm your place. Children are offered a place strictly in accordance with their position on the waiting list.  

Enrolment Deposit

Once a place has been offered and accepted, a $105.50 enrolment deposit must be received. This includes the $5.50 annual membership fee. 

Free Kindy 

From January 2024 the Queensland government has made Kindergarten free for all children attending who meet the eligibility criteria. Free Kindy applies to those children who turn 4 years of age by the 30th June in the year before they attend Prep. Free Kindy is for 15 hours per week, 40 weeks per year. If your child is of eligible age and attends either the Koala or Kookaburra group in 2024, their Kindy fees will be free for the year. Please note fees will incur if your child is enrolled in two Kindy sessions or is an Early Starter (turns 4 years of age after 30th June in the year starting Kindy). If you have any questions regarding Free Kindy please feel free to give us a call. 

Annual Membership

Each family is required to pay an annual membership fee of $5.50 included in your enrolment deposit. You will then be a financial member of the Upper Mount Gravatt Kindergarten Association, allowing you to vote at the Annual and Special General Meetings. At monthly committee meetings only the executive committee members can vote on decisions.