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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

Monday - Friday

8:45am - 2:45pm

2018 Groups

Group 1A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, 8:45am - 2:45pm

Group 1B: alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday, 8:45am - 2:45pm

Group 2A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, 8:45am - 2:45pm

Group 2B: alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday, 8:45am - 2:45pm

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 “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.


Rosalie Kindergarten Street Festival 

When: Sunday 24 June 2018 

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm 

Where: C&K Rosalie Kindergarten, Nash Street, Rosalie 

Dress up theme: What will I be when I grow up


C&K Rosalie is a SunSmart Centre, which means that it has a sun protection policy in line with advice from The Cancer Council Queensland. One of these important recommendations is that, when outside, children MUST wear headwear that effectively protects them from the sun.

How hats protect you
Common sites of skin damage and skin cancer are the neck, ears, temples, lips, face and nose. Wearing a broad-brimmed, legionnaire or bucket hat can help protect these areas from ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

Recommended hats
Hats should shade the whole face, neck, ears and head.

These types of hats provide excellent protection from the sun:
More information is available at The Cancer Council Queensland website:




2018 Daily Fee

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

up to $40.00

For 3 year olds *



up to $8.97

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


*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 2013 to 30 June 2014


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

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

If there are spaces, we are happy to have three year olds at kindy, who can come for 2 years. Please email our Enrolments Team or call 1800 177 092 to discuss your child and your family’s situation.

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.

Can I claim CCB and Child Care Rebate?

C&K Rosalie is a registered care provider. This means you may be able to claim CCB for Registered Care up to 1 July 2018.

Registered Care families will no longer be eligible for a subsidy from 2 July 2018, under the New Child Care Package. For further information, please visit: https://docs.education.gov.au/s/factsheet_5_registered care

This is not the same as CCB and Child Care Rebate that you can get at childcare.

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

If you have any other questions or concerns, please email our Enrolments Team or call 1800 177 092.

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.

2018 Statement of Fees

Group 1A 2018 Statement of Fees (PDF)

Group 1B 2018 Statement of Fees (PDF)

Group 2A 2018 Statement of Fees (PDF)

Group 2B 2018 Statement of Fees (PDF)