C&K Banyo Station Childcare Centre | C&K - childcare and kindergarten

C&K Banyo Station Childcare Centre

Operating Hours 

  • Monday to Friday, 6:30am to 6:30pm

Rooms 

  • Room 1: Nursery (6 weeks to 2 year olds) 
  • Room 2: Toddlers (18 months to 3 year olds)
  • Room 3: Pre-Kindy 1 (2 to 3 year olds) 
  • Room 4: Pre-Kindy 2 (2 to 3 year olds) 
  • Room 5: Kindy (3.5 to 5 year olds)

Location

We are located on Tufnell Road, less than 200m from Banyo train station.

Welcome to C&K Banyo Station

At C&K Banyo Station Childcare Centre, we welcome children from 6 weeks of age to 5 years old and provide care and early learning five days a week from 6:30am to 6:30pm.

C&K Banyo Station embraces Listening and Learning Together: C&K Curriculum Approach which is a play-based, emergent and co-constructed curriculum giving emphasis to encouraging children to express and transform their ideas and understandings in play and the many languages of children. Children are encouraged to represent their own world in order to learn about and understand their world. In the process of representation, as they actively play and interact with others, engage with a rich variety of materials and ideas, children’s language and social abilities are fostered.

Language, literacy and numeracy are embedded in a program where children are recognised as thinkers and theorises. They are encouraged to think flexibly and creatively as they seek solutions to conflicts and problems. Children are empowered to make their own decisions and choices.

They have many opportunities to respond to the beauty and order of the natural world. Most significantly, children learn best when they have available to them a knowledgeable and informed adult, capable of engaging them intellectually as well as emotionally, and who is in turn capable of being engaged intellectually and emotionally by them.

Each day children are provided with tasty nutritional meals, this includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Mealtimes are a wonderful social experience where educators and children are able to sit and discuss plans and discoveries as well as learn a little more about each other.

Nappies are provided for all children who are not yet toilet trained or are in the process of toilet training. When you are ready for your child to progress to toileting independence, our staff are more than willing to support you and your child on this journey.

Inclusions

  • Flexible booking options (read more).
  • Storypark
  • C&K Hat
  • C&K Shirt (kindergarten children)
  • Nappies and wipes
  • Sunscreen
  • Food provided (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)

Infant and Toddler Approach

At C&K we are exploring new approaches for the educators that care for and educate our littlest people at C&K childcare centres. The Infant and Toddler approach, which we have developed, is all about being in the moment with your child. Our philosophy for this age group is to “slow down” and be in the moment with your child to allow them the opportunity to learn and discover at their own pace. We are focused on spending one-on-one time with babies and toddlers and developing deep and trusting relationships with each individual child.

Child-Led Learning 

No two days are the same at C&K Banyo Station. Each day’s learning is driven by the interests and ideas of the children. The spacious and natural environments within our centre are thoughtfully planned and well resourced, with opportunities to meet the needs and interests of all children who attend. This is achieved through the provision of combined indoor and outdoor play opportunities throughout the day. Play offers children many opportunities to develop friendships, explore, solve problems, help others, imagine, create, and extend on their interests.

Community Spirit 

Community spirit is important to us at C&K Banyo Station. We foster strong ties to the local community and encourage parent involvement in the daily operations of the centre. We often hold and partake in community events and love connecting with local businesses and groups around us.

Book a Tour

We welcome you and your child to come and visit and explore our centre. Please contact us directly to confirm a suitable time.

Book a tour request

Don't miss out on a place, enrol your child today.

Complete our enrolment enquiry form to add your child's name to our waiting list for free. Places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis so get in early to secure your place.

We will contact you when a place is available for your child. To learn more about the enrolment process, please click here.

Enrolment enquiry

C&K has developed a Infant and Toddler Approach which informs the way we care for and educate our babies and toddlers. Our philosophy for this age is to “slow down” and be in the moment with your child as they learn and explore the world. We focus on developing a deep and trusting relationship with each child.

All C&K childcare centres deliver C&K's Quality Kindergarten Program. Kindergarten, also known as pre-prep or preschool, is a program for children who are turning 4 by June 30 in the year before they attend school. C&K’s kindy programs are government-approved and led by experienced and university qualified teachers. Our program supports children’s curiosity, creativity, problem solving, resilience and real-world knowledge and skills.

At C&K we know that children do not learn in isolation, learning is a collaborative process between teachers, educators, children and families. At C&K we believe children are powerful learners, active citizens, thinkers and theorisers - this is at the heart of our early childhood curriculum. We've designed our indoor and outdoor spaces to ignite imaginations and nurture healthy minds and bodies. 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 and care journey is shared with you via  conversations with your child’s educators, through written documentation and through StoryPark (an app and website).

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News

 

Childcare Fees

2023-2024

Daily Fees

Nursery room

Up to $139.50

Toddler room

Up to $139.50

Pre-kindy room

Up to $137.50

Kindy room

Up to $133

In 2024 you may be eligible for 15 hours per week free.

Enrolment fee - a one-off, non-refundable fee when you confirm your enrolment $100
Discounts may apply in certain circumstances. Speak to your Centre Director for more information.
 

Rooms and age groups

Most C&K childcare centres follow the below age groups for each room, but this may vary between centres:  

  • Nursery: 6 weeks to 18 months
  • Toddlers: 18 months to 2 years old
  • Pre-kindy: 2 to 3 years old
  • Kindy: 3 to 5 years old

What subsidies are available?

The Australian Government helps eligible families with the cost of childcare via the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). For more information, please visit Services Australia.

The Queensland Government also provides funding for eligible-aged children (children turning 4 by 30 June, in the year they attend a kindy program), attending a centre delivering a government-approved kindergarten program. If eligible, you could receive up 15 hours of free kindy per week.

How can flexible bookings help?

C&K offers flexible booking options, designed to help eligible families access and maximise the CCS, and minimise out-of-pocket fees. Our 9 and 10 hours sessions work in with your schedule and start once your child is signed in, not a set start and finish time.

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

You can find more informaton on our Childcare Fees page.

Please contact us on 07 3267 6480 if you have any other questions.