Monday - Friday
6.30am - 6.00pm
Room 1: Babies (6 weeks - 15 months)
Room 2: Babies (6 weeks - 15 months)
Room 3: Toddlers (15 months - 2 year olds)
Room 4: Pre-kindy (2-3 year olds)
Room 5: Kindy (3-5 year olds)
C&K Blackwater Community Childcare Centre is a Branch Service located in Blackwater in Central Queensland. Blackwater is a community located approximately 2 hours inland from Rockhampton and is ideally located to support the coal mines in the local area. The C & K Blackwater Community Childcare Centre is very fortunate to contain large indoor and outdoor play spaces supporting natural play environments for children and families to enjoy.
C&K Blackwater Community Childcare Centre caters for Children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age, including a government approved Kindergarten Program. At the C&K Blackwater Community Childcare Centre, we provide a connected and caring environment for children and families to feel welcome, connected and engaged.
After renovations approximately 4 years ago, we have a 5 room service catering for up to 70 children per day, 5 days per week. All of our rooms are air conditioned and built to provide natural lighting and cooling.
We are surrounding by natural environments, including natural shade provided by our large trees, have a wonderful bushtucker garden, swings, biketracks, and a very large sandpit, shaded verandahs and natural gardens.
C&K Blackwater Community Childcare Centre supports C&K's nationally acclaimed and highly regarded Building waterfalls curriculum, which is a curriculum supporting play based learning which encourages and supports children to express their own ideas and understandings through supported experiences. We value the connections with families, and the wealth of experience and knowledge that they are able to provide to support children's learning.
Children are valued for their thoughts, ideas and interests and are nurtured to extend and develop their knowledge and understandings of the world around them by quality educators.
The target age for kindergarten is 3.5 - 5 years, children turning four before 30 June in the year attending kindergarten.
Queensland Government Approved Program
We offer a unique kindergarten program based on our own internationally-recognised teaching guidelines - ‘Building waterfalls’. Our government-approved 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, and develop communication and early literacy and numeracy skills to ensure your child is school-ready.
No two days are the same at C&K Blackwater. Our teaching team tailors each day’s learning, taking into account the interests of the children in the group. The spacious and natural environment at our kindy is thoughtfully planned and well resourced. There is a focus on music, drama, literature and visual arts and we allocate plenty of time for outdoor play and discovery.
Community spirit is important to us at C&K Blackwater. We foster strong ties to the local community by encouraging parent involvement in the daily operations of the kindergarten. We often hold and partake in community events and love connecting with local businesses and groups around us and taking the children on excursions out into the local community.
Birth to Three Approach
At C&K we are exploring new approaches for the educators that care for, and educate our youngest children at C&K childcare centres. The Birth to Three approach which we have developed is all about being in the moment with your child. Our philosophy for this age group is to “slow down” and allow children the time to learn and discover at their own pace. We are focused on spending one-on-one time with babies and toddlers and developing deep and trusting relationships with each individual child.