Kool Kids Early Learning Centre Pacific Pines
Welcome to Kool Kids Pacific Pines. Our 2 childcare centres are located right next to each other in central Pacific Pines, adjacent to Coles.
We offer flexible hours of care and education for children from birth to six years. Our focus is on inspiring your child’s imagination through a variety of play-based early learning programs and we are proud offer care that is specifically tailored to suit different age groups in each of our buildings.
We also provide plenty of opportunities for your child to thrive in a natural environment. These include a beautiful veggie garden, inviting outdoor learning environments and our gorgeous pet guinea pigs and birds.
Whether we are making the ocean and its animals come to life in our interactive iSandbox, focusing on finding our Zen during a relaxing Yoga session, or learning about language and culture with our very own Japanese Program; every day is promised to be full of laughter and fun here at Kool Kids Pacific Pines.
That’s why Kool Kids are happy kids!
Discover the Kool Kids difference
Our approach is holistic, caring and fun! Our nurturing staff create an inclusive and stimulating environment for your child to play and learn.
We always search for innovative ways to develop important skills. Our interactive iSandbox, for example, is an exciting new technology that opens a world of possibilities where children discover music, texture and sound. This fantastic tool lets lava flow, oceans swirl, grass grow and bubbles blow!
We also provide:
- Nutritious meals, prepared by our onsite chef – see example menu
- Learning technology, such as interactive TVs and iPads
- State-of-the art children’s library to develop a life-long love of learning
- Yoga sessions and dance program
- Future Champs Sports Program on our own tennis court and soccer field
- Genki Japanese program with our own native Japanese teachers
- Maximise your child care subsidy with 9 hour, 10 hour and full day sessions – find out more
We also love celebrating annual events and special occasions and look forward to welcoming you at one of our regular in-house festivities soon!
Learning the Kool Kids way
At Kool Kids we embrace the concept that children’s learning and play is interrelated. Our educational program follows what is laid out in the Government’s Early Years Learning Framework. It encourages children to explore concepts of literacy, numeracy and social engagement through their personal interests.
We also offer a Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten Program, which is taught by Bachelor-qualified teachers and focuses specifically on getting your child Big School Ready.
Peace of mind with the Kool Kids promise
We understand that your child starting at an early learning centre can be full of emotions for your family. We promise to deliver consistency, stability and a safe and inspirational learning environment. To ensure you are part of the journey, we send regular updates and photos of your child’s learning direct to your mobile via our Kindyhub app.
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Pacific Pines – Centre Manager and Educators
Our Centre Manager
What is your name?
How long have you been working in childcare?
What is your favourite part of working at the centre?
I am passionate about delivering a high quality, diverse care environment and forming lasting relationships with the children and their families. I enjoy being able to share in the children’s milestones as they grow and develop. I also get satisfaction from being able to foster and mentor the staff and assist them in reaching their professional goals as they grow as educators in the childcare industry.
What qualifications do you hold?
Diploma in Children’s Services.
What are you most passionate about?
I am passionate about early childhood development and the children being provided with educationally rich programs.
What makes your team/centre special?
We offer a fun, safe, nurturing space where the children are able to explore, play and form relationships with carers and peers. We offer a clean well-resourced environment and have many extra- curricular activities available such as music, dance, Japanese lessons and tennis. All the staff are happy, friendly and welcoming and our families enjoy their time here with us.
What is one of your hobbies?
I enjoy spending time with my 2 small children and family.
What message would you like to tell parents considering your centre?
When you turn the handle and enter at Kool Kids Pacific Pines 2, know that you are entering into a caring, loving and safe environment. Consider yourself important, one of the unique, valued members of our Kool Kids family, who in every way belongs!!
All educators at the centre are well qualified and experienced to work with the children. Our Group Leaders in the centre are required to hold a Diploma in Childcare or equivalent and all assistants either hold a Certificate in Childcare or are studying towards a Certificate or Diploma of Childcare.
It is a policy of the program that all educators are trained in First Aid and CPR procedures before commencement of employment and are required to attend refresher courses on CPR every 12 months and in First Aid every 3 years. This includes holding a current Blue Card (working with children check) which is updated every two years.
Educator are regularly sent to in-service training throughout the year to keep abreast of any happenings within the industry and to up-date any of their skills. Records of any training the staff undertake are available in the office.
Facilities and Activities
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
|2.5 years – 4 years
||3 years – 5 years
|3 years – 6 years
||3 years – 6 years
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Morning Tea
- Afternoon Tea
- Veggie garden
- On-site parking
- Music program
- In-house cook
- Fully air-conditioned
- Large, natural play environments
- Early Childhood Teacher
- Government Approved Kindergarten program
- Kindyhub – a parent communication app that connects families with their children’s progression, development and daily learning
- KindyNow – an app related to your child’s bookings with our centre
We have Future Champs in the centre every Friday. This program is conducted by a qualified physical trainer and incorporates physical exercise as well as discussion about nutrition and the way our body works. This program will be incorporated into our Senior Kindy and Preschool rooms, and a small additional fee will be added to your account each week to cover this if your child attends the centre on Fridays.
Professional tennis lessons are available each Friday with a professional tennis coach. This activity is elective, and subject to availability and for children over three years of age. Additional charges apply for this activity.
Genki Japanese is Kool Kids’ own second language program, and is offered to children from Senior Kindy through to Preschool. It is run two days per week on Monday and Thursday. The Genki Japanese program is offered as part of program and is included in our daily fee charges.
Educational Children’s Shows
Each year we will organize a number of educational shows to come to Kool Kids Pacific Pines. We try to ensure that there is at least one show per month, and the cost of these is simply added to your account for that week if your child attends on the day of the show. Check our calendar of events for more information.
Shows vary from puppet shows, musical performances, magic shows, farm animals, storytelling, hands on experiences, multicultural shows and informative learning shows on various topics including dental hygiene.
We have a yearly booking for professional photographs for each individual child and class photos.
We welcome the opportunity to be a part of your child’s birthday celebrations. Birthdays are special times and the centre would love to share this time with your child. You may like to send a cake to be shared by your child’s group, to help celebrate the occasion.
Reviews and Testimonials
See what some of our parents say about our centre:
“I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy and appreciate reading the learning stories and observations about Abbie that you email home. The photos always make me smile and I am impressed with the range of activities that are done each day. Abbie has shown great progress and wows our family with her knowledge of colours, shapes, counting and the alphabet from participating in the activities at Kool Kids.
I read the other day that a child who sings is a happy child and Abbie is always singing the little songs that she has learnt – the favourites at the moment being 5 Little Ducks and Tiny Tim the Turtle.
Keep up the great work and an extra special Thank you to Miss Jess and Miss Shauna who are doing an awesome job!”
– Sharon Smale
“I would like to formally acknowledge the fantastic work that Miss Sam is doing at the Kool Kids Pac Pines centre. Our daughter Matilda is in Miss Sam’s class, and we’re so pleased with the program that Miss Sam is running. Matilda is enjoying her time at Kindy so much, and learning some great skills along the way.
As any parent will agree, it’s difficult having to spend so much time away from your kids when they’re in full time Kindy, but we are so much more comfortable given the fact that Miss Sam is part of Matilda’s education. She’s the perfect blend of a firm hand, wonderful educator, and great communicator. Hat’s off to Miss Sam, what a wonderful human being!”
“Finley has had a great start to Preschool1.He loves coming to Kindy to meet his friends and learn. He has absolutely loved the volcano topic…..and tells us everyday different facts.
He has learnt to ride a bike with confidence, he doesn’t entertain his bike at home so it was great to see him riding it outside last week.
He loves to sing the days of the week song, the jolly phonic song and all the other songs he has learnt since January.
Miss Sam and Miss Jess are superstars. Very approachable and gives feedback on a daily basis.I love the sign in sheets as it reached Finly to write his name. He is very familiar with the class rules and timetable.
I love the extra lessons offered, Japanese, Soccer, tennis, yoga, sports etc.
Great work Kool Kids!’
“We really appreciate all your work and input into the fantastic program in the Pre-school room. Jordan tells us at dinner time or in the car on the way home from kindy all about things he’s been doing like volcanoes, Friday Funday, Japanese words he’s learned so far, demonstrates how he count all the way to 100! We are really pleased with his progress and how he can recognise and write his name. Thank you for taking such good care of him. Due to your teaching and the Japanese/ Sport teachers, Jordan is showing so much development in the short time he’s been attending Kool Kids!
We’re really happy! :)”
– Blair and Mira
We’d love to welcome you to Kool Kids Pacific Pines 1. Please fill out the below form to register interest and one of our friendly staff will contact you to discuss your needs.
Please note: filling in this form does not guarantee a place. We recommend visiting a centre for a tour and meeting our friendly educators.