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

C&K Banks Street Newmarket Preschooling Centre


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. 

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 may be able to 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. 

Our curriculum approach, Listening and Learning Together, aligns with both The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF), and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG).

It 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 and through written documentation in your centre, and in some centres through StoryPark (an app and website). 

Read more about C&K's education program.

2023 Kindergarten Fees 

The daily fee for eligible age children (children turning 4 by June 30 of the year attending Kindy) is up to $51.75. Depending on your individual family’s circumstances you may be eligible for a subsidy under the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Program to reduce your out-of-pocket expense. 

For more detail, please refer to our 2023 Statement of Fees (PDF)

For more details on the subsidies available, please visit Kindy Savings

For more information on Kindergarten Fees, please visit Kindergarten Fees