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Meaningful relationships with children and their families are fundamental to our philosophy. We value a nurturing, healthy environment for the wellbeing of all. We believe that everyone should be treated with respect and dignity. 


No two days are the same at  Craigslea Kindy! 

Our teaching team curates the day’s learnings to the interests and ever-changing needs of the children. After drop-off, we begin the day with a group circle. Following this, children are free to play inside or outside as they choose.


The spacious indoor environment is thoughtfully planned and well resourced. Carefully selected materials engage a range of abilities and interests so children can express their ideas. We have areas for pretend play, visual arts, literature, music, and science. 


Our unique outdoor space overlooks Frederick Annand Park and offers children a peaceful environment to explore and connect to nature. We have an expansive real lawn with a large sandpit, rainforest, areas for water play and climbing frames and swings. 


Meet The Team

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Melissa Rotolone

Position: Service Manager

Workdays: Part-time, Tues/Thurs mornings

Volunteer with us

A volunteer parent Management Committee is elected at the AGM held in February each year. The committee – including President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary – meets each month and is responsible for decisions regarding the operation of the centre. All parents are welcome to attend the meetings. 


Craigslea Kindergarten and Preschool Association Inc. operates under a constitution which is available on request.


We welcome parents and caregivers to join us at the centre. Please let us know if you have a special talent or interest that would be of service.

Community Connections

We see the broader community as an important part of our kindergarten. We believe that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, and discuss this with children as part of the curriculum. They develop a strong and confident social and cultural identity when they connect with their community and country.


C&K Craigslea Kindergarten respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of Meanjin (Brisbane), on which our service is located. We pay our respect to all Turrbal Elders – past, present and future. 


Helping those in need 

We are committed to being a part of our global community and helping those less fortunate. 


Locally, we have assisted ‘Rosies – Friends on the Street’ who provide unconditional acceptance and friendship to people who are marginalised within our community, especially those who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or simply lonely.


Further afield, we have made donations to the ‘Loreto Foundation’ in Vietnam and the ‘New Hope For Children Foundation’ in Cambodia. We have also sponsored a child through ‘World Vision’.

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