Kool Kids Benowa Rd Southport

About Us

Kool Kids Early Learning Centre Southport (Benowa Road)

Welcome to Kool Kids Southport, Benowa Road. You can easily find our childcare centre just down the road from Southport Park Shopping Centre.

We have recently updated our spacious outdoor area and are confident your child will make the most of our beautiful veggie garden and water play area to splash around. We’re also proud that our centre is ratedExceeding’ for quality in the National Quality Standards!

We offer flexible hours of care for children from birth to six years and look forward to inspiring your child’s imagination with our play-based early learning programs. 

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 learning, laughter and fun here at Kool Kids Southport, Benowa Road.

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
  • Genki Japanese program with our own native Japanese teachers
  • Future Champs sports program on our own soccer field and tennis court
  • Music and yoga programs
  • 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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Kool Kids Southport, Benowa Road has proudly received an Exceeding rating under the National Quality Standards!

The National Quality Standard encompasses the 7 key quality areas that are important for children’s learning and development.

 

Our centre proudly offers a kindergarten/preschool program to ensure your child is supported for their transition to school every step of the way. With a focus on language, literacy, numeracy, social skills and more your child will become ready for school.

 

Centre Manager profile

Southport – Benowa Road Centre Manager and Educators

Our Centre Manager

My name is Stacey Bichel I am the Centre Manager at Koolkids Southport. I feel that my passion to learn and bring fresh ideas to the job role is a benefit to staff, children and the families. I myself a mother of three children understand the importance of feeling that my children are cared for in a stimulated and caring environment. I have been working in the childcare industry for 16 years and over the years began recognising and valuing the relationships I have built with each family.

I believe each and every child has the potential to bring something unique and wonderfully special to our Kool Kids family and to the world in which they exist in. I feel that all children at Southport Kool Kids will become a part of our family learning and developing through play based experiences.

We are a committed, professional team that are always extending our skills and abilities to ensure we provide the best possible colligation with each family, child and community. We recognise our responsibility in ensuring and maintaining current workplace policies and procedures. We are working towards a more sustainable future by empowering people within the Kool Kids Southport family; all coming together, taking responsibility for making informed decisions towards a sustainable future. We will endeavour to commit to one another in all that we DO and LEARN. We are on this learning journey together; family beside family.

Educator qualifications

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.

Educators 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.

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Facilities

Rooms

Our centre provides care for the following age groups:

Babies Toddler Junior Kindy
6 weeks – 1.5 years 1.5 – 2.5 years 2.5 – 3 years
Senior Kindy Preschool
3 – 4 years 4 – 5 years

Facilities

Our service provides the following facilities:

  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Veggie garden
  • On-site parking
  • Future Champs sports program on our own soccer field and tennis court
  • Music and yoga programs
  • SMART Interactive Whiteboard
  • Classroom technology – computers
  • 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

 

Educational children’s shows

Each year we organize a number of educational shows to come to Kool Kids Southport.

Shows vary from puppet shows, musical performances, magic shows, farms animals, ponies, story telling, hands on experiences, cultural shows and an Easter show.

Professional photographs

We have a yearly booking for professional photographs for each individual child and class photos.

Birthdays

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.

Testimonials

Reviews and Testimonials

See what some of our parents say about our centre:

“We have to let you know that we simply love hearing about Riley’s day each day and it is extra special that you include some photos of him.

It is really great that you do this. It is not only valuable to us but for Riley’s Grandparents who live interstate, as they get to see what Riley is doing at Kool Kids. So, it allows them to feel apart of his Kool Kids experience each day.

So, thank you for doing a wonderful job of supplying these daily reports. We know it takes time and effort. So, thank you!”

– Paulina Brennan

 

“My son attended Kool Kids Southport for almost a year casually.

I think the centre is wonderful and all the lovely ladies that have looked after him.

I had reservations about sending him to day care at first but everyone at Kool Kids made me feel so comfortable and treated him so well.

I cannot thank the carers enough for always comforting him at drop off time until he was happy and ready to play. Receiving picture messages and being able to read about the actives he’d done that day was so nice and comforting.

Thank you very much to Brooke, Cleone, Hayley and Sara especially (sorry if any names are misspelt) for the personal touch and for being so welcoming to me and my son.

I will definitely be recommending the centre and Kool Kids chain to any friends!”

– Jesska Trueman

 

“I would like to send my thanks to you and your staff for allowing me to have my head shaved at your centre last Friday for the World’s Greatest Shave.

And a special thanks needs to go to Ashleigh who did a fantastic job at shaving and held a steady blade despite the nerves.

It was great to have been able to do this in front of the kids and hopefully they will have got something out of it.

Thanks again.”

– Ian

 

Enquire Online

We’d love to welcome you to Kool Kids Southport. 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.