Banksia Cottage

Mon-Fri 7:30AM - 6:30PM
8 Link Road, Macquarie University, North Ryde

Included in fees

Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, Morning Tea, Lunch

Education Programs


About Banksia Cottage

The Centre opened its doors on Monday, February 22, 1993 as the Macquarie University Child Care Centre at Banksia Cottage. It was licensed for 60 children and gave priority to families of University staff. Professor Jack Bassett, Deputy Vice Chancellor, was appointed to oversee the governing Banksia Board.

In 1995, due to the increasing demand for Banksia's services, the University agreed to extend the Centre from 3 playrooms to five.

Banksia Cottage now comes under the management of Campus Life and is open to University staff and students. It retains the community spirit that it has always operated with and continues to provide high quality education and care to the University community.

Availability & Fees

Nearly full
Age6wks - 12mths

Vacancy information is not available for this age group.


$149.50 a day per child

Fees for Banksia Cottage may vary based on rebate availability. You may be eligible to a rebate of up to 75% of your childcare fees.

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Location of Banksia Cottage

8 Link Road, Macquarie University, North Ryde
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North Ryde suburb information

North Ryde is a suburb located in New South Wales. There are approximately 10 child care centres in North Ryde.

How much is child care in North Ryde? On average, the cost of child care in North Ryde is $136 per day. This breaks down to $136 per day for babies, $136 per day for toddlers and $131 per day for kindergarten.

North Ryde sits just above the national NQS Rating & the average rating of centres is «Meeting NQS».

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National quality standard

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Centres near Banksia Cottage

There are 3 centres nearby that Toddle recommends, with Top Ryde Early Learning being our top recommendation.