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C&K Rosalie Community Kindergarten And Preschool

C&K Rosalie is a much-loved, local kindy located just outside Rosalie village in Brisbane. They have been rated as Exceeding by independent agency ACECQA, and run two kindy groups each year.

The heritage-listed local icon, once known as ‘The Little Citizen's Free Kindergarten’ has seen thousands of Brisbane children through its doors since it opened in the 1930s. Many of our families have fond memories of their own time at kindy!

C&K Rosalie (along with C&K Oakleigh and Paddington) won the 2016 C&K Excellence Award for Service Leadership for their arts project, and their passion and commitment to celebrating children’s creativity and innovative practice.

Operating Hours

2019: Monday - Friday, 8:40am - 2:50pm, closed Queensland state school holidays

2020: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 6 pm, open 50 weeks of the year



Group 1A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, 8:40am - 2:48pm

Group 1B: alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday, 8:40am - 2:48pm

Group 2A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, 8:40am - 2:48pm

Group 2B: alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday, 8:40am - 2:48pm


Core kindergarten program: 8 am  - 2:08pm

  • Group 1A and 2A : Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays
  • Group 1B and 2B: Alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday

Extended kindergarten program available: Monday- Friday  2:08 - 6 pm on the day your child attends the core kindergarten program.

Holiday kindy will also be available

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 Rosalie Community Kindergarten. 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 Rosalie Community Kindergarten. 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 1800 177 092 or email us. You may be able to enrol immediately if a place is available. If a place is not available, we will place your child on a waiting list or suggest alternatives.

2. Enrol later  Please click the “Enrol online” 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.

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.

Open Week 2019

Come and experience a morning at C&K Rosalie!

Let your child engage with our professional and nurturing educators, as they explore our indoor and outdoor spaces.

Our environments are designed to spark curiosity, ignite imaginations and build confidence.

Talk to our educators to discover how we focus on children being powerful learners and how STEM, literacy, cooperation and resilience are the foundations of our play-based philosophy.

Learn more about our accredited kindergarten program and how it will provide your child with a lifelong love of learning and prepare for them for a successful transition to school.

We will take you for a tour of our centre. There will be a cake and coffee stall as well.


  • Saturday 7 September 2019 9:00 am to 11:00 am


57 Elizabeth Street
Rosalie QLD 4064


2019 Daily Fee

For children turning 4 by June 30 of the year attending*

up to $41.90

For 3 year olds *



up to $9.04

Enrolment fee - a one-off, non-refundable fee when you confirm your place


2020 Extended program- before subsidies*

This fee is per session, in addition to your core kindergarten program, for example 2.08-6pm.


2020 Holiday kindy program - before subsidies*


*What year should my child attend kindy?

This table shows the year the Queensland government recommends your child attends kindergarten. Children aged 4 years old by June 30 in the year they attend kindy are also called ‘Eligible age’ or ‘Target age’.

Year born Kindy year

1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015


1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016


1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017

1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023

What if I want my 3 year old to go to kindergarten?

C&K Rosalie takes children aged between 3 and 5 years. Priority will be given to children who are turning 4 by June 30 in the year they attend.

*Can I get CCS (Child Care Sudsidy)?

C&K Rosalie is applying to the Australian government to be CCS eligible, starting in January 2020. The extended hours program may be eligible for CCS. Core kindergarten programs are not eligible for CCS.

Can I get the concession rate?

The concession is funded by the Queensland and Australian governments. You can get the concession if your child is of eligible age and you:

  • have a valid health care card, or
  • have a valid pensioner concession card, or
  • hold a veteran’s affairs gold/white card, or
  • identify as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or South Sea Islander, or
  • have had a multiple birth (three children or more) and all children attend kindy.

Are there any government rebates available?

Prior to 2 July 2018, C&K Rosalie was a registered care provider. This means you may be able to claim Child Care Benefit for Registered Care up to 1 July 2018.

From 2 July 2018, the Child Care Subsidy replaced all assistance payments, and children in kindergarten programs are no longer eligible. For more information on the Child Care Subsidy, visit the Department of Education's website.

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

If you have any other questions or concerns, please email our support team or call 07 3513 2560.

How does C&K decide fees?

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.

Statement of Fees

2019 Statement of Fees (PDF)

At C&K we consistently strive to listen to and meet the changing needs of families. We may offer additional hours for children attending this centre at a fee which may attract additional subsidy charges.  Please do not hesitate to contact us or your centre director for further information.