At Next Steps Kindy, we see each child as a valued individual, known intimately by God, uniquely gifted and with a particular learning journey as a creative thinker and learner.

Experience a day at Next Steps Kindy (Everton Park)

Great Early Years Education for Children

Our little explorers, builders, climbers, artists, and adventurers have access to the Northside Christian College facilities, including the Junior School library, oval and playgrounds. We offer:

  • An exceptional, government approved kindy program for young minds
  • Sand and dirt pits for little explorers
  • Gardens for little green thumbs
  • Rock garden for little engineers
  • Colourful play equipment for little climbers
  • Consistent teachers for little learners
  • Modern, bright, air conditioned buildings
Christian Kindy with Government Approved Education Program

Next Steps Kindy is a ministry of Nexus Church and Northside Christian College. The Kindy aims to provide quality early years education. The Kindy staff care for and educate children in a safe, secure and engaging environment from a Christian worldview.

Our Kindy families come from the surrounding suburbs: Everton Park, Everton Hills, McDowall, Mitchelton, Bracken Ridge, Bunya, Albany Creek, Aspley, Carseldine, Chermside, Chermside West, Stafford, Newmarket, Eatons Hill, the Gap, Woolowin and other.

Our location

151 Flockton Street, Everton Park (Campus of Nexus Church and Northside Christian College)

Please follow the ring road until you reach Carpark 8 (on your right). Turn into Carpark 8

Application Process

We invite you to visit us and see for yourself why so many parents love Next Steps Kindy in Everton Park.

Please contact us to book a tour (Thursdays and Fridays), Open Day or Play Date. Call 07 3353 1266 or email info@nextstepskindy.com.au.

Join our free waiting list

We invite you to fill out our free Expression of Interest form. We will send you the application the year prior to your child starting Kindy. 

Fill our the Application Form

You will receive the application form the year prior to starting Kindy. Please contact us for an Enrolment Form for immediate start. 

The Application Form should be submitted with the following:

  • Application Fee – $25
  • Copy of Birth Certificate/Extract
  • Copy of Immunisation Records

Completed applications can be mailed to: Attention: Enrolments Office, Next Steps Kindy at Northside Christian College, PO BOX 599, Everton Park, QLD 4053.

Letter of Offer

Successful families will receive a Letter of Offer. Your placement will be secured upon us receiving your signed documentation and your non-refundable deposit ($200/student).

Orientation

Attend Parent Information Night and Orientation Mornings in the October of the year before your child starts. You will receive your parent handbook, key policies and other important information.

Childcare rebate

You will need to contact The Family Assistance Office (CentreLink) to have your eligibility for Childcare Benefit and Childcare Rebate assessed.

Kindy vs Prep age in Queensland

The education system in Australia offers one to two years of preparatory schooling with 12 years of formal schooling (K-12). 

  • Childcare - From age 0 - 3
  • Kindy (or Kindergarten) - From age 4 - 5 (please note that this is called Prep in other Australian states)

Compulsory schooling in Queensland is for students aged 6 to 16

  • Prep (entry to Primary school) - From age 5-6 (Please note that this is called Kindy in other Australian states)
  • Primary School - Prep - Year 6 
  • Middle School - Years 7 - 9 
  • Senior School - Years 10-12

For more details visit our Christian Schools in Brisbane page

Enrolment age requirements in Queensland

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