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

C&K Rowes Bay Preschool & Kindergarten

Operating Hours

Two Kindergarten groups are available to attend each week.

Blue group: 8:15am to 4:00pm; Monday and Tuesday
Green group: 8:20am to 2:30pm on Thursday, Friday and every second Wednesday.

The director in each group is Tania Douglas and the assistant is Belinda Chitleborough.


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.

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 2013 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.

Usually C&K offers places at our kindergartens on a first come, first served basis. 

Enrol now - please call us on 4771 3614 or email us to see if there is a place for your child.

Enrol later - please click "Enrol online" button above to add your child's name to our list.  You will be redirected to an external website, where you will need to create a login and password and complete an online form. You won't be charged a fee. We will contact you when a space becomes available, by the date you added your child to our list and whether your child has been identified as a priority by the Australian government.


Kindergarten, also known as pre-prep or preschool, is a program for children in the year before they attend school. When places are available, 3-year old children can attend.

C&K's kindergarten programs are guided by university-qualified teachers and support children to be curious, capable, and collaborative learners.

At C&K we know that children do not learn in isolation, for us learning is partnership between teachers, children, parents, and communities. 

All C&K centres feature Listening and Learning Together: The C&K Curriculum Approach. The learning outcomes in our approach align with both The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF), and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG).

Our approach continues the longstanding traditions and philosophical commitments of C&K to our children, families and communities. Read more about the history of C&K.

We've designed our indoor and outdoor spaces to ignite imaginations, nurture healthy minds and bodies, as children explore, experiment, play and learn.

Learning through play is an integral part of our education program. Our educators skilfully enrich and extend on children's play experiences, creating a learning program that is tailored and meaningful for your child.

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

Read more about C&K's education program.


Rowes Bay Kindergarten lodged a successful application with The Cancer Council Sun Smart Grant, to fund a shade house. This was constructed at the beginning of the year and the establishment of the shade house will incorporate sustainability practices such as composting, worm farming and gardening.



Early in Term 4 the Rowes Bay Kindy children and their family and friends were invited to come to the dunes located opposite Soroptimist Park near the Kindy to assist the council in the planting of native plants on the dunes.

This day was held as part of a Townsville City Council initiative to educate the children on the dunes as well as planting native plants.

Townsville City Council representatives also visited the Kindy in conjunction with the Dune Planting and gave each child a plant.  Each child was then able to participate in planting their own plant to nurture over the coming months.




The children were very excited to get a visit from 2 real life fireman.  The child got to spray the water hose and inspect the Fire engine.


Daily Fee
Two long days  

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

up to $46.38

For 3 year olds *



up to $5.30

Five day fortnight


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

up to $37.10

For 3 year olds*

Concession up to $4.24

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 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?

If there are spaces, we are happy to have three year olds at kindy, who can come for 2 years. Please contact us 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.

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us on 07 4771 3614.

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.