Community Kids Parkes

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. 

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.  

1-3 High Street, Parkes NSW 2870 (02) 6863 4441 [email protected]
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NSW Government funded preschool program available

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.

Meet your Centre Manager
“Each day, I witness the world from a child’s perspective - full of possibilities, positivity, and excitement for life.”

A sneak peek inside our centre

Childcare child and educator smiling at CK Parkes
Day care child playing at CK Parkes
CK Parkes early education children in front of a sandpit
Early learning about sustainability at CK Parkes
Kindergarten educator teaching a child how to write
Toddler smiling at CK Parkes preschool

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.

Useful Information

Opening hours

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
More about your centre

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!  

For your first day
 What we provide  What you'll need to bring 
  • Hat
  • Nappies
  • Wipes
  • Bed linen
  • Sunscreen
  • Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon Tea, Late Snack
  • Specialised programs
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
  • Spare change of clothing in a bag
  • Water bottle
  • Bottle, milk or formula

Your team
Our team of educators provide an unparalleled early childhood education and care experience for your child. They are trained, qualified and passionate about the importance of the first five years of learning, along with the positive impact this will have on your child’s future. 

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. 
Age Group Daily Fee
Nursery $150.50
Toddler $144.50
Kindergarten $143.00

Please note: The Childcare Subsidy can reduce your daily out-of-pocket fee by up to 95% depending on your family’s entitlements. Calculate your estimated subsidy here. 

Start your journey with us

Contact our Family Support Team on 1800 411 604 or book a tour today to see everything we have to offer.

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