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

C&K Clinton Community Childcare Centre

Operating Hours

Monday - Friday 

6:00am - 6:00pm


Nursery 1: (0 - 1 years), 6:00am - 6:00pm

Nursery 2: (1 - 2 years), 6:00am - 6:00pm

Toddler 1: (2 - 3 years), 6:00am - 6:00pm 

Pre-kindy: (3 - 4 years), 6:00am - 6:00pm

Kindergarten: (4 - 5 years), 8:00am - 4:00pm


C&K Clinton Community Childcare Centre offers early childhood education and care for children aged between 6 weeks and school age.

By experiencing our Birth to Three Approach, where relationships form the foundation of the curriculum, your young child will be supported by key educators in an environment that is both calm and engaging. With routines that are flexible to your child's individual needs, our professional education team will assist your child to participate in the program within their age group whilst ensuring that they have plentiful opportunities for respectful, individualised care moments throughout the day.

Being a part of the C&K Clinton Community Childcare Centre allows your child to transition smoothly from our younger rooms to our Kindergarten program. Run by our fully qualified teacher, our government approved kindergarten program is the perfect place for your child to flourish in their pre-prep year. Studies show that children who participate in quality Kindergarten, transition more easily to school and perform better than children who do not participate in a kindergarten program.

At C&K we offer a unique curriculum to guide early learning, known as Building Waterfalls. This internationally renowned framework promotes the importance of the early years in laying the foundation for success in life and learning. Building Waterfalls compliments Australia's Early Years Learning Framework and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines and embraces the vision that all children should experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life. Children, family and educators actively engage in and contribute to building knowledge together to extend learning, promote inclusion and sustain feelings of belonging, Our use of Storypark enables families to access their child's learning stories and photos via their home computer or mobile and to share stories of their own from home. 

Set of a bush block we offer a large, open, natural play space that is much larger than the prescribed minimum standard, where children can explore the natural environment and surroundings. C&K believe in and value the outdoors as a major part of our approach to teaching and learning. Our outdoor play space provides many opportunities to engage children in relationships, learning, fun and recreation whilst encouraging adventure and exploration in a safe and natural environment. 


"Just watned to say how grateful I am to all of the lovely educators at C&K who have cared for and educated my children this past year. What an amazing experience for them and us as a family. Totally recommend C&K to anyone"

C&K Clinton was rated in the top 3 child care centres in Gladstone. For more information, please see the three best rated website. 

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, develop communication and early literacy and numeracy skills to ensure your child is school ready.

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K Clinton. Our teaching team tailor each day’s learning taking into account the interests of the children in the group. The spacious environment at our kindy is thoughtfully planned and well resourced. There is a focus on music, drama, literature and visual arts and time spent discovering the natural environment outdoors.

Community Spirit 

Community spirit is important to us at C&K Clinton. We foster our 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. 

To enrol at this service the following options exist:

1. Enrol now - Please contact our Enrolments team on 3513 2503 or enrolments@candk.asn.au. You may be able to enrol immediately if a place is available. If no place is available we will place your child on a waiting list or suggest alternatives

2. Enrol later  Please click the “Online waiting list” button above and fill out the form. You will be added to a queue and contacted as soon as a suitable place is available. Places are usually offered for the following year, between May and July the year before.

Which year should my child attend kindy?

Kindergarten Eligibility:

  • 2017 - Children born 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013
  • 2018 - Children born 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014
  • 2019 - Children born 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015
  • 2020 - Children born 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
  • 2021 - Children born 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017

C&K Building waterfalls is C&K’s early childhood curriculum framework. It is Australia’s first collaborative birth to school age curriculum framework and is universally acclaimed as inspiring and thought provoking, taking early childhood education to a new level. C&K Building waterfalls is based on enduring C&K philosophy, as well as encompassing contemporary practices and understandings of the early years and it is used by educators at every C&K service.

C&K Building waterfalls: a guideline for educators, living and learning with children aged birth to three offers all early childhood educators, whether in kindy or childcare, an approach to the earliest years of care and education based on enduring C&K philosophy, as well as encompassing contemporary practices and understandings of the early years.

C&K believes that children do not learn in isolation. It is a collaborative process. C&K Building waterfalls teaching and learning guidelines acknowledge the important role that educators, parents, guardians, other children and the physical environment play in a child’s learning. C&K Building waterfalls acknowledges children as competent and capable learners.

To read more about C&K Building waterfalls click here.

As a not-for-profit organisation, C&K reinvests any surplus back into our services and programs to better achieve outcomes for all children and communities. We aim to keep fees affordable for families and has developed a fee system to maximise family access to available subsidies. Read more about C&K's fee policies.

C&K Clinton's daily fees are:

  • Kindy Room (3-5 year olds): $93.00
  • Other Rooms (0-3 year olds): Please contact us

Government subsidies may be available - if you are eligible, you may have low or no out of pocket fees. Please speak with Centrelink or us to find out if you are eligible.

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