About Us

About Kool Kids

welcome

Thank you for choosing to visit Kool Kids Early Learning Centres on the Gold Coast and in Northern New South Wales. We welcome you and your child to what we trust will be an extension of your home.

Kool Kids Early Learning Centres strive to deliver excellence in early learning to all our families. By providing an environment where parents and teachers work together, we will assist each child in developing to reach their full potential.

We are open to the general community and cater for all families and children from a variety of cultural and ethnical backgrounds. We welcome children with special needs and are happy to integrate them within the program.

Our philosophy

At Kool Kids Early Learning Centre we believe that the foundations laid in the early childhood years are crucial to their being, belonging and becoming. We have developed educationally appropriate programs that support the Early Years Learning Framework to while acknowledging the importance of learning through play.

our-philosophyIt is our strong belief that each child is given the opportunity to evolve and develop in an environment which supports and develops their individualism as well as nurturing their strengths, aspirations and sense of self.

It is our aim to provide an open and friendly environment where all parents/educators and children feel accepted and wanted regardless of culture, religious and family beliefs, socio-economic status, gender or abilities. We believe in closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians through awareness and education. We value what each individual has to offer to our centre and encourage all to share the same. We recognise the family unit as the primary educators in a child’s life and value the role of this unit in the centre’s program and policy decisions.

We believe that all children be afforded equal opportunity to access programs, resources and activities without prejudice. We offer to all children equal access to whatever it is they require, developing and growing in a way that is meaningful to them and meets their needs, abilities, talents and special requirements.

We are committed to the care of the whole child and therefore maintain strong links with the wider community to ensure that the care we provide is based on current early childhood trends and facts. We value the diversity of Australian culture and actively encourage outside influences and ideas. We aim to make the transition from home to centre as smooth and meaningful as possible for both child and parent/guardian.

We aim to communicate on varying levels with all parents their child’s progress and accomplishments. We believe in open lines of communication based on mutual respect and a desire to promote each child’s learning and well being.

At Kool Kids we strive to develop trust, respect and responsibility among all relationships. We value the need of the child as paramount and strive to remain open so that all voices can be heard, all possibilities realised and all potential fulfilled.

Your Child's Day

Your child’s day

childs-dayChild to educator ratios requires children to begin their day collectively with others in one of the senior rooms or outside. As more children arrive the groups separate into their own rooms to begin their programs and routines.

Throughout the day digital photographs are taken of your children while they are learning and playing. These images are compiled onto a DVD and played back on the screen in each room during the afternoon pick up time for you to see your child enjoying his or her day. Copies of these DVD’s can be made available upon request.

Kindyhub

KindyhubAs part of our commitment to providing your child with the best Early Learning Experiences and to provide parents with even better access to your childs Photo’s and Daily Learning experiences, Kool Kids have developed Kindy Hub, an electronic way of documenting your childs day at Kool Kids.

The Daily Learning Story will be emailed to parents each day that your child attends our centre with an overview of the activities and learning experiences, along with photos of your child.

Centre rooms

Find out more about activities in your child’s room by selecting one of the following groups:

Meals and nutrition

At our centres, we encourage the importance of a healthy balanced diet, especially to aid in the growing and developing for young children. Therefore our centres encourage healthy eating.

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are all provided at the centres. This is inclusive in your child’s daily fee. There is a separate ‘Management Plan’ for children with special dietary requirements for the centre’s cook and staff information. Weekly menu’s are displayed in reception and on all room noticeboards. Kool Kids have enforced a “NO NUT POLICY”.

Centre Goals

In relation to our children

  • To develop and maintain a learning through play curriculum, while still supporting the Early Years Learning Framework which supports, develops and extends the needs and interests of the children.
  • To provide learning through play programs that supports the development of the ‘whole child’.
  • To provide a physically safe and emotionally secure environment where children learn and have fun.
  • To encourage children’s awareness and respect of diverse cultures while also bridging the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous and special needs.
  • To encourage a rich and engaging environment where children’s voices are heard and acted upon.

In relation to our families

  • To develop and maintain positive staff-family relations through collaborative practices and the promotion of an ‘open-door’ policy.
  • To provide a community service that meets the needs of both children and families.
  • To respect the cultural, social and special needs background of each child and family and to bridge the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous families.
  • To establish open communication through various channels for the exchange of information between families and centre employees.
  • To act as a link between families and other community services.
  • We recognise involving the family unit in the planning and implementation of the philosophy, the policies and the programs within the Centre.

In relation to our employees, management aims to

  • Promote positive relations in a teamwork environment.
  • Provide opportunities for employees to keep up to date with our evolving industry through attendance at workshops, seminars and conferences.
  • Promote professional development through encouraging our employees to continue their education regarding early childhood education.

In relation to the community

  • We aim to network with other community services to enable us to provide useful links to our families.
  • We aim to be recognized as an educational and supportive resource for the community.