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C&K Rowes Bay Community Kindergarten

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We welcome you and your child to visit and explore our kindy. Please contact us to confirm a suitable time.

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Kindergarten program details

At C&K Rowes Bay Community Kindergarten, our Extended Hours Kindergarten program offers a 5 days a fortnight program or a 5 days a week program.  You can choose either:

  • Monday, Tuesday, and alternate Wednesdays, 8:00am to 6:00pm
  • Thursday, Friday, and alternate Wednesdays, 8:00am to 6:00pm
  • Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm

Holiday program

The holiday program is available from 8:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday during the Queensland School Holidays.

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About our kindy

Welcome to C&K Rowes Bay, where your child will feel safe, make friends and belong.Our kindy overlooks the Coral Sea and Magnetic Island. 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 teachers and educators focus on nurturing your child's curiosity, building their resilience and developing their confidence - all through the joy of learning through play.


C&K Rowes Bay is located in on Heatleys Parade in Rowes Bay across the road from Soroptimist Park and 10 minutes drive from the Townsville city centre.

Child-led learning 

No two days are the same at C&K Rowes Bay. 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. 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 for 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. To learn more about the enrolment process, please click here.

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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 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025
1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022 2026
1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023 2027


All our kindergartens deliver C&K Quality 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 government-approved and led by experienced and university qualified teachers. Our program supports 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, so we approach learning as a collaborative relationship between teachers, eaducators, children and families. 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. 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.

C&K's Kindergartens with Extended Hours offer continued learning after the core program ends for the day. The extended hours program is led by a diploma-qualified educator and supported by an assistant educator. There is a half-hour overlap between the core kindergarten program lead educator and the extended program lead educator each day. Educators will share highlights and continuing plans for the day.

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). 

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Open Week 2024

Join us for our Open Week Event!

Engage with our professional and nurturing educators and let your child 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 them for a successful transition to school.


  • Wednesday 5 June 2024 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm


24 Heatleys Parade
Rowes Bay QLD 4810

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*


(one-off fee, non-refundable)

* A one-off, non-refundable enrolment fee of $100 is payable to confirm your place when you complete your enrolment at your centre. This fee is not subsidised and is issued to cover the administrative costs of your child's enrolment. However, the enrolment fee can be waived if you are an eligible concession care holder. Please discuss this with your centre's Director.

What subsidies are available?

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.

The Queensland Government also provides Free Kindy, which is a funding initiative that enables families with eligible-age children (turning 4 by 30 June in the year they attend kindergarten) to access 15 hours of free kindergarten per week. The subsidy is provided for 40 weeks/600 hours per calendar year.

At this centre, Free Kindy is applied during the 4 school terms. The Free Kindy subsidy does not apply to the extended hours portion of the day or during the holiday program. Eligible families can continue to claim the CCS for these times. 

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

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

    I have more questions.  Who can I talk to? 

    You can find more information on our Kindergarten Fees page.

    Please contact us on 07 4771 3614 if you have any other questions.