Community Kids Parkes

Part of your village at Community Kids Parkes Early Education Centre. 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.

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.

We know that our families are busy. So, for your convenience we provide a courtesy bus service that does pickups and drop offs. All of educators at our centre are skilled with up to date first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training, and are constantly completing learning modules to assist in creating the best learning experience for your little ones. 

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. 

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. 

No two days are the same at Community Kids Parkes. Your child will have access to an alternating schedule of specialised programs including, French lessons. These fun and engaging programs enhance the daily program. 

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 REaD Book Relay, Asthma Foundation PJ Day, Mother's Day/Father's Day morning tea, Bandana Day, Grandparents Day celebrations and Parkes Show.

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 them today on 1800 411 604 to 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

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
Michelle Catherwood 
“Building connections with the children in my care and their families creates lasting memories.”

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 $125.00
Toddler $119.00
Kindergarten $118.00

Note: The above prices are before the Child Care Subsidy has been applied. To calculate your estimated subsidy, view our subsidy calculator. We also offer 9-hour, 10-hour and full-day options at our centre which could help optimise your child care subsidy - learn more about our Flexible Hours options.  

If this is your child’s first time in child care, or you’re unsure about the subsidy, click here to learn more about how to apply for the subsidy and see what our enrolment process looks like here

Don’t forget that our team of experts are always on hand to guide you through the process, simply call 1800 411 604.

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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