NAIDOC Week – Why & How Our Centres Celebrate It

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NAIDOC Week takes place this year from the 7th to the 14th of July. The week is an acknowledgement of the histories, cultures and languages of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the First Australians. While we acknowledge the First Peoples of Australia during NAIDOC Week, we also do this throughout the year. Why NAIDOC […]


What to expect when your child goes to child care

From settling your child into care to the learning outcomes you can expect at each age, here’s everything you need to know about your child’s journey at Kool Kids.  0-2 years Before your first day at Kool Kids, we welcome you to join us for some “stay and play” days to allow your child to […]


Good Nutrition in Care

Good Nutrition is essential for your child’s health and well being. Let’s look at what it means within and outside childcare settings. The Importance of Good Nutrition In young children, good nutrition not only helps children’s bodies grow and develop at a healthy rate, but it enables them to fully reach their mental and physical […]


Food Words & Experiences in Japanese!

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Konnichiwa Parents and Caregivers! It has been a busy time for us over the past few weeks at the Kool Kids centres. The children have participated in a number of fun and educational Japanese learning activities that include one of our favourite things, food! Read on to see what we got up to:  Food & […]


Flexible Hours – The Need to Know

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When the government’s new Child Care subsidy was introduced, the Westwood family thought that they would be better off. The reality however was that the out of pocket fees for their two children to attend early learning five days a week increased. This is because the amount of subsidised hours offered by the government under […]


Genki Japanese Newsletter for July

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Konnichiwa Parents and Caregivers! In the month of June, as part of Unit 5, we taught the children how we say some emotion words in Japanese. Learning Basic Emotion Words in Japanese  The children learnt how to say basic emotion words such as “URESHII(happy)”, ”KANASHII(sad)” and  ”OKORU(angry)” and ”ONAKA SUITA(hungry)” in Japanese. To naturally memorise those […]


Setting Routines for Big School

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Is your child soon heading to big school from preschool? One of the main factors for the success of this transition is the establishment of routines. Helping children adopt certain habits and behaviours from an early stage enables them to understand how the world around them works.   There are many benefits to establishing a […]


Genki June Japanese Newsletter

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Konnichiwa Parents and Caregivers,  In the month of May we taught the children how to say basic body parts and face parts in Japanese. Learning basic body/face parts in Japanese  The children learnt how to say basic body parts such as “ATAMA(head)”, ”KATA(shoulders)”, ”HIZA(knees)” and ”ASHI(legs/toes)”. They also learnt basic face parts such as ME(eyes), MIMI(ears), […]


Genki Japanese Newsletter for March

Konnichiwa Parents and Caregivers,  Our 2018 Genki Japanese lessons have started, and we are so delighted to welcome all families into the new year! We would like to say: Hajimemashite (Nice to meet you) to our new families and children of Kool Kids. We look forward to teaching you Japanese this year! 2018 Genki Japanese […]