C&K Blackwater Community Childcare Centre | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

C&K Blackwater Community Childcare Centre

Operating Hours

Monday - Friday

6.30am - 6.00pm


Room 1: Babies (6 weeks - 15 months) 

Room 2: Toddlers (15 months - 2 year olds) 

Room 3: Kindy (3-5 year olds) 


C&K Blackwater Community Childcare Centre is a Branch Centre 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 3 room service catering for up to 49 children per day, 5 days per week. All of our rooms are air conditioned and built to provide natural lighting and cooling.

We are surrounded by natural environments, including natural shade provided by our large trees, have a wonderful bushtucker garden, swings, bike tracks, and a very large sandpit, shaded verandahs and natural gardens.
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.

Child-Led Learning 

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 

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.

Enrol now to add your child's name to our waiting list (free). Places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis so get in early to secure your place.

We will contact you when a place is available for your child. 

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C&K has developed a Birth to Three approach which informs the way we care for and educate our babies and toddlers. Our philosophy for this age is to “slow down” and be in the moment with your child as they learn and explore the world. We focus on developing a deep and trusting relationship with each child.

All C&K childcare centres feature the quality C&K kindergarten program. Kindergarten, also known as pre-prep or preschool, is a program for children who are turning 4 by June 30 in the year before they attend school. C&K’s kindy programs are guided by University qualified teachers and support children’s curiosity, creativity, problem solving, resilience and real-world knowledge and skills.

At C&K we know that children do not learn in isolation, learning is a collaborative process between teachers, children and parents. The physical indoor and outdoor environment also plays a part. At C&K we believe children are competent and capable learners, and approach our education program with this in mind.



Daily Fees

Kindy room (4-5 year olds)


Other rooms (0-3 year olds)

Please contact us on 07 4982 5665
Enrolment fee - a one-off, non-refundable fee when you confirm your place $100
* no fee increases before 1 July 2022

What subsidies are available?

The Australian Government helps families with the cost of childcare. For more information, please visit Services Australia.

How can flexible bookings help?

C&K offers flexible booking options, designed to help you maximise your Child Care Subsidy and access to early childhood education and care while minimising family's out-of-pocket costs. Our 9 and 10 hour sessions work in with your schedule and start once your child is signed in, not a set start and finish time. 

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us on 07 4982 5665.

How does C&K decide fees?

As a not-for-profit organisation, C&K reinvests any surplus back into our centres and programs to better achieve outcomes for all children and communities. 

We aim to keep fees affordable for families and have developed a fee system to maximise family access to available subsidies. Read more about C&K's fee policies.