C&K Banks Street Newmarket Preschooling Centre | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

C&K Banks Street Newmarket Preschooling Centre

Welcome

Banks Street Newmarket Community Preschooling Centre Inc (Banks Street Kindy) is a local community kindergarten providing high quality early childhood education to children 3.5 years to 4.5 years. We operate during school terms and offer a weekly 3 day (Bees Group) and 2 day (Butterflies Group) Pre-Prep program. Each group consists of a maximum of 22 children. The 'Bees' Group attends Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30am - 2:30pm. The 'Butterflies' Group attends Thursday and Friday from 8:30am - 4:00pm. The centre employs four part-time qualified staff - Teacher/Director and an assistant for each group.

The centre is a Queensland Government approved kindergarten program provider and is licensed to have 22 children in each group. Our daily program is built around C&K Building Waterfalls Curriculum which is aligned with The Early Years Learning Framework.

Banks Street Kindy offers an amazing artist in residence program which specialises in art immersion for the children; beautiful native gardens and veggie patch, air-conditioned learning space.

Please contact the centre for further information.

Waiting list procedure
Please post your waiting list form with waiting list fee, or feel free to come and visit during the term.

Age groupings
Children turning four by 30 June in the year they attend kindergarten.

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 can 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. 

All C&K centres feature Listening and Learning Together: The C&K Curriculum Approach. The learning outcomes in our approach align with both The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF), and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG).

Our approach 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, through written documentation in your centre and through StoryPark (an app and website). 

Read more about C&K's education program.

Events

C&K Banks Street is holding its Open Day on Saturday, 15th June.

For more information, please refer to the flyer. 

Banks Street's daily fees are:

  • $33.16 (3 day week)
  • $41.25 (2 day week)

For more information, please refer to the 3 day week and 2 day week Statement of Fees for 2020 (PDF)

Are there any government rebates available?

C&K Banks Street Newmarket Preschooling Centre is a registered care provider. Prior to 2 July 2018, you may have been eligible to claim Child Care Benefit for Registered Care

From 2 July 2018, the Child Care Subsidy replaced all assistance payments, and children in kindergarten programs can no longer claim Child Care Benefit (CCB). For more information on the Child Care Subsidy, visit the Department of Education's website.