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C&K White Rock Community Kindergarten

Operating hours 

Monday - Friday 

8:25am - 2:30pm 


Group 1A: Monday, Tuesday, alternate Wednesdays, 8:25am - 2:30pm

Group 1B: alternate Wednesdays, Thursday, Friday, 8:25am - 2:30pm


We extend a warm welcome to you from the team at C&K White Rock Community Kindergarten, which is situated on the grounds of White Rock State School, Cairns.

Free Kindy for 2022 - Enrol Now

C&K White Rock Community Kindergarten has secured additional funding from the Queensland Department of Education to offer Free Kindy for 2022. The funding allows families of eligible-aged children to attend C&K White Rock Community Kindergarten for 15 hours per week at no cost.  Your child must turn four-years-old by 30 June 2022 to be eligible for the funding.  Please contact us today for more information or enrol now to secure your child's place.

Play spaces

We have a range of inviting play spaces within our own centre, and a large outdoor space with many opportunities to explore, build, play and learn. We also have access to the school grounds which provide a wonderful natural play space and environmental area for children to explore and connect with nature.


We pride ourselves on our relationships with our children, families, teaching peers and community. C&K White Rock celebrates the diversity that every family brings to our centre and we have a reputation of inclusivity and being a place “Where Everyone Belongs”. We are committed to working in partnership with families, to nurture and achieve the best outcomes for each child. Read more about our Centre Philosophy.


Through our involvement in the Australian Government’s Be You initiative, we are committed to providing a service that promotes positive mental health and wellbeing practices for our children and families. Our staff are qualified Children’s Yoga Teachers and incorporate aspects of these practices within our program to support the development of children’s strength, compassion and self-care.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives

Learning around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures is embedded within our service and we actively work toward reconciliation through understanding and appreciation of our nation’s First Peoples. Every family is invited to share their home culture with us as we continually strive to increase our own knowledge to share with the children.

Queensland Government approved kindergarten program  

Our government approved kindergarten 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.

Listening & Learning Together: The C&K Curriculum Approach is used alongside the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline and The Early Years Learning Framework to support children’s learning. 

Child-led learning 

No two days are the same at C&K White Rock 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 White Rock 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 participate in community events and love connecting with local businesses, groups and external support services around us.  

Starting school

Our partnership with the White Rock State School eases our children’s transition to school, wherever they may choose to attend. Throughout the year, we regularly visit the school grounds and library, and participate in school events such as Sports Day, under 8s day, and NAIDOC celebrations. In Term 4, our children visit Prep classrooms, and take part in a class such as Physical Education and Music. Our involvement in school experiences have received positive feedback from children, families and school staff and promote a positive transition to Prep.

Our Team

Our Team is led by University qualified teachers Michelle Hodge and Moy Carra who both hold registration with the Queensland College of Teachers. They are supported by Diploma qualified co-educator Tania Richards.

We warmly invite you to place your child’s name on our waitlist (click the pink Enrol now button above) and become a part of the C&K White Rock Kindergarten community. Together, we can nurture our children and build a strong foundation to continue their journey in learning and life. 

We look forward to meeting you and your child -

Michelle, Moy and Tania


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.

Enrol now

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


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 may be able to 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. 

Our curriculum approach, Listening and Learning Together, aligns with both The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF), and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG).

It 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 and through written documentation in your centre, and in some centres through StoryPark (an app and website). 

Read more about C&K's education program.




Daily Fee

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

Up to $0.00

For 3 year olds *

Up to $44.70


Up to $0.00

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 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?

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 4036 0859.

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.