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

C&K Rowes Bay Community Kindergarten

Operating Hours

  • Monday - Friday 8 am - 6 pm, 50 weeks a year. 


We are now open until 6 pm, and offer holiday kindy. 

You can enrol for either 5 days a fortnight or 5 days a week. 

Core kindergarten hours: 8 am - 2:08 pm, with an extended kindergarten program from 2:09 pm until 6pm.

  • Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesday 
  • Alternate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 


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.

Additional Information on Enrolment and Fees

For more detailed information about enrolment and fees please click here.

Don’t miss out on a place, enrol your child today.

Enrol now 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.

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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 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025


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.

Our community partnership with the Townsville Police Academy is anew one in 2020. The 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 be able to now 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. In 2020 our excursions to the beach and parklands across the road from the Kindy have commenced. 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.

In 2019, Tania Douglas, our Director received 2nd place at the C&K innovation and Excellence awards for our commitment to respecting and embedding reconciliation within our service operation.






Daily Fee

Full day kindy (before subsidies)

Child Care subsidy 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


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 Centrelink.

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 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025

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?

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.