About Us

Our Story

Harty Street Kindergarten C&K opened in 1953, became affiliated with the Crèche & Kindergarten Association of Queensland (C&K) in 1967 and changed its name to Harty Street Community Kindergarten & Pre-school Association in 1979. Harty Street Kindergarten C&K is built on the traditional lands of the Yuggera and Turrbal peoples and we wish to acknowledge them as the Traditional Owners of the land. We are also grateful to the past communities of parents who have contributed to the building, management and operation of our kindergarten.

Natural Playground

Our kindergarten is a hidden gem! Tucked away on 2000sqm of land is a beautiful, natural and expansive playground where children can enjoy being children. This adventure playground is truly magical and plays a key role in our play-based curriculum allowing exploration, physical and social development. Our varied activities help children to develop emotionally, physically and academically.
Kindy experiences

President’s Message

“It is our role to nurture and protect our children, provide them with stimulating environments, embrace differences and promote the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of each child. We believe each child is unique in terms of their cultural heritage, development and life experience. Collectively the children and their families each contribute something very special to the relationships and interactions that are shared within our service. We are inclusive of differences and welcome this within our kindergarten community as we believe it will always enrich our learning environment.”

– Harty Street Management Committee President

Classrooms at Harty Street Kindy

Approved Kindy Program

At Harty Street Kindergarten C&K, our programs are designed to meet government guidelines to support children’s participation in quality early childhood education.

Our play-based learning is developed and delivered to ensure that children leave Harty Street Kindergarten C&K prepared for school with a love of learning, as well as socially ready and equipped with newly developed skills useful for life.

Our Harty Street Kindy Staff

At Harty Street Kindergarten C&K, your child will have access to highly qualified early childhood educators who are supported by highly skilled and qualified teaching assistants. Many of our teachers have invested numerous years in the kindergarten and its community, including some of whom have sent their own children for their kindy year.  The team at Harty Street Kindergarten C&K fosters the development of secure, confident children in a nurturing environment.

Mrs Anita Lockland

B.Education (EC), M.Education

Kindergarten Director


Mrs Sara Keneally

Dip. Teaching (EC) and B.Education (EC)

Teacher at Harty Street since 1987 -1992 and 2009 onwards
(Pre-Kindy and Thursday/Friday group)


Mrs Hayley Neal

B. Teaching (EC), B. Education (Inservice)

Teacher at Harty Street since 2007 (Monday/Tuesday group and Thursday/Friday alt. Wednesday group)

Mrs Karen Austin

Cert III Community Services (Children’s Services), Cert III Ed Support, B. Education EC, M.Ed (Special and Inclusive)

Teacher at Harty Street since 2023 (Monday/Tuesday group)


Mrs Liz Colston

Cert III Community Services (Children’s Services)

Teaching Assistant at Harty Street since 1990
(Monday/Tuesday group)


Mrs Yukiko Steley

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Teaching Assistant at Harty Street since 2022
(Monday/Tuesday group)


Mrs Karen Moore

B. Education (Primary)

After-Kindy Care Assistant at Harty Street since 2019


Mrs Jenny Green

Dip Teaching ECE

 After-Kindy Care Assistant at Harty Street since 2019

Mrs Caroline Taylor

B.Engineering (Civil)

Committee Assistant since 2010

Playing with trucks at Harty ST