About Us

Welcome to West End Scott Street Community Kindergarten!

Our beautiful kindergarten holds a special place in the hearts of many local families as it has been operating now for over 65 years.

We provide a high quality program for children in an engaging, interesting, well resourced and aesthetically pleasing learning environment.

Our classic Queenslander building was purposefully renovated by award winning Brisbane architects in 2008. It is a attractive and spacious home like environment, where children feel comfortable, welcome and relaxed to learn at their own pace through play.

We are located conveniently across the road from West End State Primary School in the vibrant inner city suburb of West End.

You can find us at 15 Hardgrave Road (corner of Scott Street). We are very close to Davies Street Park and Montague Rd.

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At West End Scott Street Community Kindergarten, is a welcoming place where children, families and teachers are valued and learn together.

Our primary goal is to provide a healthy, nurturing and safe environment in which each child is highly valued as an individual with unique strengths, needs, interests and abilities.


Our spacious, architecturally designed environment provides an atmosphere where children can feel comfortable to explore, play and learn.

There are many learning and play spaces such as nature play, light play, an art studio, construction space, role play area, book corner and library …to name a few.

Our building has a warm, relaxed feeling and it maintains it’s Queenslander character with some of the beautiful, original features such as stained glass windows and fire place.

We have a welcoming front courtyard where parents can wait and meet each other. It is also attached to our Indigenous Bush Tucker garden. Bush tucker is also known as bush food. This garden is full of native Australian plants that have been used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for hundreds of years.

Our physical environment supports the access and full participation of every child. Each area is equipped with high quality resources and furniture, which are presented in an aesthetically pleasing way to create an engaging yet “home like” environment. Children are able to be autonomous and make decisions to follow their interests. Materials and equipment are available for them to select what they need as they discover, invent and create.

Educators arrange all spaces to create areas, which engage children’s interests, and reflect their culture and identity, which aligns with our philosophy.


The outdoor play space provides for both quiet and active play experiences that are safe and inviting.

The large open spaces are wonderful areas for climbing, running, balancing, wonder, exploring and more.

We have a large climbing fort with a rope bridge and the ever popular monkey bars.

We have 2 garden beds with an evolving range of herbs, vegetables and flowers.

We believe that one of our most significant responsibilities is for children to experience, appreciate and protect nature, to see the beauty in the world and develop a respect for it.

And as part of our strong commitment to sustainability, the children have access to an active worm farm and 4 native bee hives. Children are regularly involved in maintaining and caring for our gardens (planting, watering, weeding, pruning and using the worm juice fertiliser and reusing their water from water bottles at the end of the day on our garden).

There are two covered decks for children to build upon with the outdoor blocks or to share morning tea for example. Both our sand and mud pits invite adventure for those who like to dig, play with water and explore with natural materials.

Grass areas are perfect for ball games, building cubbies on and enjoying a picnic.

Organisation and management

Our centre is affiliated with C&K – the childcare and kindergarten association. The kindergarten is managed by a volunteer committee made up of currently enrolled parents. Along with the Director, the committee meets regularly to discuss, plan and vote on relevant matters. Committee participation is vital to the successful management of the kindergarten and is very rewarding. It gives you an insight into the affairs of the kindergarten and input into policy reviews and decisions. Being on the committee will also enable you to get to know other parents and learn some new skills.

Currently the parent management committee is made up of the following positions:


At West End Scott Street Kindergarten, we acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as our nations first people and recognise that our kindergarten is located on the traditional land of the Yaggera and Turrbal people.

We pay our deep respects to the elders of the past, present and the future.

We educate the children about our nations first people through education and example.