C&K Coolum Childcare Centre | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

C&K Coolum Childcare Centre

Operating Hours

Monday - Friday

7:00am - 6:00pm.


Room 1: Babies (0 - 2 year olds) 

Room 2: Pre-Kindy (2 - 3 year olds) 

Room 3: Kindy (3 - 5 year olds) 


C&K Coolum Community Child Care has been part of the Coolum Community for the past 23 years, opening on the 30th May 1992.

It is a purpose built spacious 3 room service with the ability to open up rooms to allow them to join together and open the indoors to the outdoors play spaces. We provide care and education for children aged from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. This includes a Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten Program.

The centre is built around a central court yard which is accessible from the Pre-Kindy and Kindy rooms. This is a great space where children can come together as well as using it as a walkway between rooms. Children have access to this area throughout the day. It is where our two murals hang. One represents the Undumbi legend of the Kabi Kabi language grouping telling a story of the Coolum area, the 2nd mural represents the children of our community and their journey, their stories of living in the Coolum area, and their reflective connections to the animals, natural environment and the community. These Murals were gifted to us by the Artist Sam Jones. They take pride of place in the court yard.

Our Educators are experienced qualified early childhood professionals who have been long standing staff members at this service where the combined leadership style ensures all children and families are welcomed. The curriculum is play based learning guided by Building Waterfalls, EYLF and NQF. The service encourages an indoor / outdoor program with many natural play spaces for the children to engage in meaningful learning.

C&K Coolum provides nappies and food for children over 15 months.

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K Coolum. 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 Coolum. 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.



To all the beautiful teachers. Thank you soooooo much for making our girls time here in Kindy so beautiful! They loved coming here so much, made good friends, learned a lot and had heaps of fun!  We even loved coming here every morning to drop them off. Thanks for sharing all the great moments they have had here, by telling us what they have been up to, taking photos throughout the day and for creating the beautiful book for us. (Portfolio).

We will miss you all heaps. Goodbye and Thankyou, from Hailey, Miya, Jil and Jason.






Daily Fees

Kindy room (4-5 year olds)


Other rooms (0-3 year olds)

Please contact us on 07 5446 3499
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 5446 3499.

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.