How to keep the whole family healthy & active


by Karla Gilbert Karla Gilbert is a former Ironwoman, a mum of two girls and a certified Level III and IV Fitness Trainer. She knows exactly how to keep the whole family active and healthy, even in difficult times! Enjoy her top tips below…   Reducing social interaction is a challenging prospect. It’s unchartered territory […]


The Child Care Subsidy: Our best tips and tricks

Feeling confused by the Government Child Care Subsidy? You’re not alone. While the CCS makes early learning more affordable for many Australians, it’s not always easy to understand. Keeping this in mind, we have prepared a simple calculation to help you work out your out-of-pocket payment:  Still unsure? If you’re enrolling at a Kool Kids […]


Meet the Kool Kids team at Robina Town Centre!

KK Clear Island Waters Child & Day Care Near Me

Have you heard the news? The Kool Kids team will be popping up at Robina Town Centre from February 19 through to February 23! Whether you’re hoping to find out more about Kool Kids, have questions about the Child Care Subsidy, or want to get the low-down on the brand new menus developed with Karla […]


Karla Gilbert’s Strawberry Oats Smoothie Recipe

  On hot summer days, there’s nothing better than a smoothie, and one Kool Kids favourite is Karla’s strawberry oats smoothie. Easy to whip up in any blender, and perfect for those moments when you need a quick, nutritious snack, the frozen fruits in this smoothie make for a delicious consistency – and the oats […]


Little Learners Lend a Helping Hand for Bushfire Relief

From lemonade stands and fundraiser barbecues through to stitching joey pouches for young orphaned animals, even the littlest Australians are doing their bit to support those devastated by the bushfires. Kool Kids at Nerang and Clear Island Waters have hosted fundraiser bbq’s to raise funds as well as collecting much needed food and clothing donations […]


Kool Kids Holiday Treats: Festive Gingerbread Loaf

Looking for a festive treat that’s easy to make, and already kid-approved by the little ones at Kool Kids? Look no further than this easy gingerbread loaf which has been served up in centres to celebrate the holiday season. Perfect for morning tea, afternoon tea or dessert – and bonus, it makes the house smell […]


Kool Kids Holiday Treats: Christmas Rice Pudding

Long, hot days on the Gold Coast sometimes call for a treat that’s cool and delicious! This Christmas rice pudding is both nutritious and on-point for the festive season. Bonus – you know it’s child-approved, coming straight from the Kool Kids kitchen. Ingredients:  2 cups White Medium Grain Rice  1.5 tsp Vanilla Essense  8 tbs […]


Karla Gilbert’s slow cooker spaghetti


Spaghetti bolognaise is always a family favourite. Equally loved by children and adults, it’s filling, nutritious and – best of all – easy to pop into the slow cooker in the morning, ready to devour at the end of the day. Check out Karla Gilbert’s slow cooker recipe below. Depending on personal preference, you can […]


Karla Gilbert’s top tips for easy meal planning 

By Karla Gilbert  Preparing quick and delicious meals might seem impossible with everything else you have going on in your life! But by using some simple tips, you’ll be blown away by how easy, cooking delicious food can be.  The simplest, most effective system for meal planning is to break it down into three key […]