C&K Rowes Bay Community Kindergarten | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

C&K Rowes Bay Community Kindergarten

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm, 50 weeks a year
  • 2023 - term starts on 23 January 2023
  • Please click here to download the 2023 kindy calendar.


Our Extended Hours Kindergarten program runs 8:00am to 6:00pm, 5 days a fortnight or 5 days a week.  You can choose either:

  • Monday, Tuesday, and alternate Wednesdays, or
  • Thursday, Friday, and alternate Wednesdays, or
  • Monday to Friday

Holiday Kindy is available from 8:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday during the Queensland School Holidays.

You can learn more about the Extended Hours Kindergarten Program here.


Our kindergarten is located in an enviable position at Rowes Bay, Townsville. We overlook the Coral Sea and Magnetic Island. We have a large leafy, shady playground and a variety of wildlife frequenting our beautiful paperbark trees and ferns. Our building is designed to catch the sea breeze so is light and airy.

C&K Rowes Bay Kindergarten is more than 50 years old and has gained a reputation over the years for providing a true play based program with trees to climb, dirt to play in and grass to roll on.  We pride ourselves on having a natural setting with an open style building, encouraging children to interact with the great outdoors for large parts of the day.

Our staff are highly qualified, experienced and believe that children come first and that learning occurs most effectively through play. In 2018 our centre was assessed and rated against the National Quality Standards. We received an Exceeding rating in all seven quality areas, and therefore our overall rating was Exceeding NQS.

To be eligible for the kindergarten program, children must turn 3 prior to commencement.

The maximum number of children in each group is 22.

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K Rowes Bay 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 Rowes Bay 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.

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). 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.

Enrolment Enquiry

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 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025
1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022 2026


All C&K kindergartens feature our quality C&K kindergarten program.

Kindergarten, also known as pre-prep or preschool, is a program for children in the year before they attend school. If spaces are available, the program is also offered to 3-year olds. C&K’s kindergarten programs are guided by university-qualified teachers and support children’s curiosity, creativity, and resilience. 

At C&K we know that children do not learn in isolation, so we approach learning as a collaborative relationship between teachers, children and parents. At C&K we believe children are powerful learners, active citizens, thinkers and theorisers - this is at the heart of our early childhood curriculum. We've designed our indoor and outdoor spaces to ignite imaginations and nurture healthy minds and bodies. 

There will be a half-hour overlap between the core kindergarten program lead and the extended program lead educator each day. Educators will share highlights and continuing plans for the day.

The extended program continues children’s learning into the afternoon and is led by a diploma-qualified educator and supported by an assistant educator. The extended program team will also have access to an Early Childhood Teacher. 

Your child’s learning journey is shared with you via  conversations with your child’s educators, through written documentation and through StoryPark (an app and website). 

Read more about C&K’s education program. 


C&K Rowes Bay Kindy has strong connections with local community. Each year our children are recognized as custodians of our community and accept responsibility in looking after and caring for the environment and our connections. Each year we undertake regular excursions to the Rowes Bay Retirement Village, The Townsville Police Academy and to the beach and parklands that are adjacent to our service. Our C&K Annual Art show wraps up our year with a wonderful display of the children’s art work from over the year.

We believe that strong community and family connections ensure our children develop the qualities of character that are needed to be a member of the community.

Our intergenerational project with the retirement village helps children develop relationships with citizens of a different generation. We love bringing joy and fun to the residents each time we visit. Its great to see them painting, drawing, playing, singing and dancing with us. This year we hope that the residents will be part of our C&K Annual Art Show and we can co-create art works together for our show.

The Townsville Police Academy is our neighbor and we have a lot of fun watching and copying the cadets while they are training to become Officers. We are excited to go over to the Academy and join in on certain training and activities with them. The academy yard has a large green grass area which we will be able to use for our group games and races etc throughout the year.

In 2017, our children developed Our Sea Turtle project, committing our kindy to educating and promoting the reduction in use of harmful plastics in our kindy and environment. Each year we write letters to our families to help them understand the harmful affects plastic have on the Sea Turtles that nest on the beach across the road from our kindy, we make and sell our own Kindy bees wax wraps and reusable Boomerang Bags in the community. We have regular excursions to the beach and parklands across the road from the Kindy. While at the beach the children get the opportunity to freely explore the beach to help them understand the environment and what impact our styles of living have on such an environment. The Townsville City Council’s sustainability center has been helping us understand how developing a sustainable lifestyle will save our environment in the future.

Our Art Show held in November each year is a fantastic display of the progress of the children’s art throughout the year. Being an artist means using our creativity and imagination and our Art Show never fails to awe our families of just how talented we are. Each term we create a piece of artwork that encompasses our community links and experiences throughout the year. Our Art Show is held in the garden of Seagulls Resort in Townsville.

Kindergarten Fees


Daily Fee

Full day kindy (before subsidies)

If you are eligible for Child Care Subsidy, your out-of-pocket daily fee will be reduced by your eligible CCS rate. Depends on your Child Care Subsidy entitlements. Please email us for a quote.

Enrolment Fee

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


(one-off fee)

What subsidies are available?

Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

C&K Rowes Bay Community Kindergarten has been approved for the Australian Government's Child Care Subsidy. The amount of subsidy you can get depends on your family's circumstances, please contact Services Australia.

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

C&K Rowes Bay Community Kindergarten educates and cares for children aged between 3 and 5 years. 

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 Kindergarten Fees Frequently Asked Questions 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 4771 3614.