C&K Bellbowrie Kindergarten & Preschool | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

C&K Bellbowrie Kindergarten & Preschool

About our centre

C&K Bellbowrie Kindergarten & Preschool, which sits in Jagera and Turrbal land in beautiful Bellbowrie, offers kindergarten for 3.5 to 5.5 year old children.

Our dedicated kindy room and large leafy grounds has a variety of unique, inviting built and natural environments for children to explore and learn.

With an enthusiastiac team of child-centred educators, we are dedicated to providing a high quality pre-school experince in a nurturing, inclusive environment.

An important part of our program is supporting risky play.  Evidence based research shows wide ranging benefits for children who have an opportunity to engage in experiences that contain an element of (or the perception of) risk.  Outcomes including resilience and confidence are essential foundations for happy, healthy children.

Nature play is also integral to our program.  Our wonderful grounds provide ample opportunity to engage with the natural world and to put into practice the explicit teaching and everyday sustainability routines embedded in our practice.  

We pride ourselves on the strong relationships we build here at C&K Bellbowrie and are committed to working in partnership with families and the wider community to nurture and achieve the best outcomes for each child. 

We look forward to welcoming you and your child at our kindy.

Operating hours 

Monday - Friday 
8:22am - 2:30pm 


Group A: Mondays, Tuesdays and alternate Wednesdays
Group B: alternate Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 

Our program

The program offered by the kindergarten is designed and implemented by a University qualified, fully registered Early Childhood teacher.  Affiliation with C&K requires the centre to meet high standards in relation to:
  • Curriculum
  • Staff qualifications
  • Adult/child ratios
  • Building and playground environment

Queensland Government approved kindergarten program  

Our Government approved kindergarten program is centred around a living and learning community that values children as competent and capable individuals. This play-based curriculum helps children to socialise, build confidence, develop communication and early literacy and numeracy skills to ensure your child is school ready.

Listening & Learning Together: The C&K Curriculum Approach is used alongside the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines to support children’s learning. 

Waiting List Procedure
Complete our Waiting List Form and return it via email or in-person to the centre. Names can only be entered onto the waiting list upon payment of a $22 fee.
Age Groupings
3.5 years to 5.5 years.  A child must turn 4 years of age by the 30 June during the year in which they are enrolled.
Opening hours
Bellbowrie Kindergarten offers a 5 day fortnight to 2 groups
- Group A comes Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays.
- Group B comes alternate Wednesdays and Thursday and Friday.

Our hours on all these days are 8:22 am to 2:30 pm

Kindergarten, also known as pre-prep or preschool, is a program for children in the year before they attend school. When places are available, 3-year old children may be able to attend.

C&K's kindergarten programs are guided by university-qualified teachers and support children to be curious, capable, and collaborative learners.

At C&K we know that children do not learn in isolation, for us learning is partnership between teachers, children, parents, and communities. 

Our curriculum approach, Listening and Learning Together, aligns with both The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF), and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG).

It continues the longstanding traditions and philosophical commitments of C&K to our children, families and communities. Read more about the history of C&K.

We've designed our indoor and outdoor spaces to ignite imaginations, nurture healthy minds and bodies, as children explore, experiment, play and learn.

Learning through play is an integral part of our education program. Our educators skilfully enrich and extend on children's play experiences, creating a learning program that is tailored and meaningful for your child.

Your child's learning journey is shared with you via conversations with your child's educators and through written documentation in your centre, and in some centres through StoryPark (an app and website). 

Read more about C&K's education program.

Bellbowrie's daily rate:

  • up to $34.00 per day 

Government subsidies may be available - if you are eligible, you may have low or no out of pocket fees. Please contact your Director to find out if you are eligible.

For more information, please refer to our 2022 Statement of Fees (PDF)