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: Nursery 1 (6 weeks - 15 months) 
Room 2: Nursery 2 (15 months - 2 year olds) 
Room 3: Toddlers (2-3 year olds)
Room 4: Kindergarten (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. 
We have a 4 room service catering for up to 53 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.

  • Flexible booking options (read more).
  • Storypark
  • C&K Hat
  • C&K Shirt (kindergarten children)
  • Nappies and wipes
  • Sunscreen
  • Food provided (catering to dietary requirements)
  • Onsite kitchenhand
  • Strong connections and resource exchanges with local primary schools to facilitate prep transitions and school readiness

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.

Book a Tour

We welcome you and your child to come and visit and explore our centre. Please contact us directly to confirm a suitable time. We look forward to seeing you!

Don't miss out on a place, enrol your child today.

Complete our Enrolment Enquiry form 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. To learn more about the enrolment process, please click here.

Enrolment Enquiry

C&K has developed a Infant and Toddler 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

Nursery room

Up to $130.00

Toddler room

Up to $127.00

Pre-kindy room

Up to $119.50

Kindy room

Up to $119.50

In 2024 you may be eligible for 15 hours per week free.

Enrolment fee - a one-off, non-refundable fee when you confirm your enrolment $100
Discounts may apply in certain circumstances. Speak to your Centre Director for more information.

Rooms and age groups

Most C&K childcare centres follow the below age groups for each room, but this may vary between centres:  

  • Nursery: 6 weeks to 18 months
  • Toddlers: 18 months to 2 years old
  • Pre-kindy: 2 to 3 years old
  • Kindy: 3 to 5 years old

What subsidies are available?

The Australian Government helps eligible families with the cost of childcare via the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). For more information, please visit Services Australia.

The Queensland Government also provides funding for eligible-aged children (children turning 4 by 30 June, in the year they attend a kindy program), attending a centre delivering a government-approved kindergarten program. If eligible, you could receive up 15 hours of free kindy per week.

How can flexible bookings help?

C&K offers flexible booking options, designed to help eligible families access and maximise the CCS, and minimise out-of-pocket fees. Our 9 and 10 hours 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?

As a not-for-profit, we aim to keep fees affordable for families and have developed a fee system to maximise family access to available subsidies.  Please visit our Childcare Fees page for more information.  You can also read more about C&K’s fee policy here.

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