Our early learning and long day care centre is ideally located for families living or commuting through Parkes and nearby suburbs Peak Hill, Bogan Gate and Forbes. Community Kids Parkes Early Education Centre is a high quality, affordable child care centre that cares for children aged from 12 Months to 6 years old and operates between 6:30am and 6:00pm. To support our busy families, we also offer a courtesy bus service that does daily pickups and drop offs in the local area.
Community Kids Parkes
Spacious areas designed to inspire
When stepping into our Parkes child care centre, you will experience a world where children are inspired to explore, learn and grow. Our adventure-filled playground includes sandpits, vegetable and fruit gardens and other exciting outdoor play equipment to engage all the senses. Children are provided time and space for uninterrupted play as they explore the outdoor spaces to test their limits and develop strength, balance, and self-confidence.
Our indoor environments invite exploration with quality resources and learning experiences. Children marvel, create, and test out their ideas as they play with a range of materials in purposeful play spaces. Our team of experienced educators plan play-based learning experiences around children’s interests and learning goals. Literacy and numeracy concepts are embedded in play-based learning, as children engage as architects, storytellers, scientists, artists and designers.
Dedicated team of educators
Our team strives for excellence in creating a calming, nurturing and fun program and environment to allow the children and families at our centre to feel safe, secure and supported during their time here. All of the educators are up to date with their first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training, and are constantly completing additional learning modules to assist in creating the best learning experience for your little ones. Our highly trained and dedicated team of educators are hand-picked to support not only the children on their learning adventure but also to build a strong meaningful relationship with the families of the children they care for each day. You will also receive daily photos and updates of your child's learning and development through our parent app - Xplor.
Healthy meals freshly prepared in-house
We provide healthy meals and snacks created daily by our in-house cook, catering for all dietary requirements. Shared mealtimes between children and educators grow relationships, with opportunities to share stories and experiences, and model healthy eating practices. Allow us to treat you to a hot coffee and a snack during your morning drop-off.
Community-focused early learning
As part of the children’s learning experiences, children and educators love to venture out into our local Parkes community with excursions to the library, our local nursing home and Cook Park for picnics. We welcome special guests and community members to the centre based on the children's interests including Police, Fire and Ambulance to extend on the children’s learning. We also take part in community events and host in-centre events including NAIDOC week celebrations, Paint the town RED Book Relay, Asthma Foundation PJ Day, Mother's Day/Father's Day morning tea, Bandana Day, Grandparents Day celebrations and Parkes Show.
Our childcare centre proudly offers a preschool program to ensure your child is supported for their transition to school every step of the way. With a focus on language, literacy, numeracy, social skills and more your child will become school ready.
As members of our Community Kids community, we look forward to partnering with you to provide information, support, and high-quality education and care in your child’s formative years.
Our Family Support Team are happy to chat through your child care needs. Call 1800 411 604 to enquire or book a tour at our centre, meet our team of educators, and learn more about why these first five years are so important for your child’s development.
Why you’ll love Community Kids Parkes Early Education Centre
These are just some of the highlights included in your child’s early childhood education and care experience at our centre.
Take a walk in your child’s footsteps
Every day is a different adventure with children, but there are some key elements that make your child’s time so enjoyable at our Community Kids early education centres. Scroll through the below to see what a typical day might look like.
Convenient opening hours to support your busy family life!
|Monday||06:30 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Tuesday||06:30 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Wednesday||06:30 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Thursday||06:30 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Friday||06:30 AM - 06:00 PM|
Even more reasons why families love our centre:
- We offer an interest-based program guided by the national Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and a preschool program taught by a Bachelor-qualified early childhood teacher to prepare your child socially and emotionally for the next step in their early education journey.
- You’ll receive daily photos and updates through our all in one family app that will allow you to stay connected with your child and keep track of their learning, nutrition, sleep times and other updates.
- Sustainability program teaches children a sense of responsibility and connection to their world
- On-site parking is available for easy pick-ups and drop-offs.
Call our Family Support Team today on 1800 411 604 to chat through your child care needs!
|What we provide||What you'll need to bring|
The learning programs your child will experience at our centre reflect modern educational research and practices as outlined by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) which our program is built from.
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Note: fees effective from 10 July 2023.
Your family’s daily out-of-pocket cost will depend on your Childcare Subsidy (CCS) entitlements.
We also offer 9-hour, 10-hour and full-day options at our centre which could help optimise your child care subsidy.
If this is your child’s first time in child care, or you’re unsure about the subsidy, learn more about how to apply for the subsidy. Our team of experts are always on hand to guide you through the process. Call 1800 411 604.