Community Kids Parkes Early Education Centre

About Us

Welcome to Community Kids Parkes!

Our early education centre in Parkes provides a fun and engaging early learning experience for every child. 

We believe that with the right age-appropriate resources and environments, every child can have the opportunity to grow and flourish. Each child is different and so we provide different activities to cater to their unique interests and passions. 

We know that our families are busy. So, for your convenience we provide all meals, nappies and even a bus service that does pick ups and drop offs. 

The best way to understand our program is to visit and see it in action!

We look forward to showing you around our facility and starting what may be a long term relationship with you and your family. Give us a call to book in your FREE tour or simply pop in to say hi! 



Our Age Groups

Nursery Toddlers Pre Kinder Preschool
0 – 2 years 2 – 3 years 3 – 4 years 4 – 5 years

Facility and Service Highlights

Our service provides the following facilities: 

  • All meals and nappies provided
  • Courtesy bus service for all pick-ups and drop-offs
  • Engaging, play-based Early Learning Programme that focuses on successful ‘Learning for Life’ skills.
  • Extra-curricular French classes
  • Stimulating indoor and outdoor learning environments
  • Parent mobile application and access portal to daily journals and learning stories
  • End of year learning journal

Meet the Centre Manager

Michelle Catherwood

How long have you been working in early education?

This year is my 14th year in childcare.

What is your favourite part of working at the centre?

Building relationships with the families and children.

What qualifications do you hold?

I have a Bachelor of Education and a Certificate III in Children’s Services; I am currently studying my Diploma to complete my Bachelor in Early Childhood.

What are you most passionate about?

I am passionate about building a family atmosphere within the centre and building relationships with the children and their families.

What are you most proud of at your centre?

I am proud of the way the staff work as a team and continue to built strong relationships with the families and community.

What is your favourite inspirational quote?

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The Optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty” – Winston Churchill

What inspired you to become an educator?

Ever since I can remember I wanted to look after children, I love watching them grow and develop and building relationships with them that they will cherish for years to come.

What values are most important to you in your team members?

Compassion! Towards the children, the rest of the team and being compassionate in general

What is your philosophy about educating children?

All children are different but deserve to be treated as equals. If we teach all children the same, they will not all learn. If we give children the opportunity for a range of teaching and learning experiences we will give them the opportunity to reach for the stars. As an educator I believe that all children deserve the right to an education and we as early childhood educators are the foundation of this education. If we can give them the opportunity from an early age to succeed, we can set them up for a lifetime of success and the best opportunities possible.

What is one of your hobbies?

I love getting outside and in the garden with my family and just enjoying time spent with them.

What message would you like to tell parents considering your centre?

At Community Kids we are passionate about shaping little lives.

Enquire Now

We would love to welcome you to Community Kids Parkes. To enquire, please fill out the form below and one of our friendly staff will contact you to discuss your requirements.