Kool Kids Southport | Kindergarten & Childcare Southport & Benowa

Kool Kids Southport

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Welcome to Kool Kids Southport

Our modern child care and early learning centre in Southport provides a nurturing and engaging environment for children from birth to six years. Conveniently located just down the road from Southport Park Shopping Centre, Kool Kids Southport is easily accessible to families in Southport, Ashmore and Surfers Paradise.

Our Southport childcare and kindergarten centre provides families with daily updates and photos detailing their child’s learning and development, which is accessible on our family app.

Children love to explore our spacious outdoor areas at Kool Kids Southport!

Our childcare centre features bright and modern indoor spaces, and we’ve recently updated our spacious outdoor environments. They include adventure-filled playgrounds, cubby houses, sandpits, a pirate ship, a water play area and a beautiful veggie garden.

Every day is full of learning, laughter and fun at Kool Kids Southport!

Why you’ll love Kool Kids Southport

You’ll enjoy an all-inclusive child care experience and your child will benefit from a play-based early education program designed to ignite a love of learning during the most formative years.

We’re proud to provide the following facilities and services:

  • A government-approved kindergarten program based on the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG) and taught by a Bachelor-qualified early childhood teacher
  • Interactive learning technology including iSandbox, an exciting interactive tool exclusive to Kool Kids that inspires imaginative play and fosters language development, as well as interactive TVs and iPads
  • Nutritious meals and snacks prepared by our on-site chef, including Halal options
  • Daily photos and updates on your child’s progress through our communication app
  • Genki Japanese lessons every Wednesday and Friday
  • Extracurricular activities including a sports program, cultural program, song and dance and Japanese (for no additional fee)
  • Tennis lessons for Junior Kindy, Pre-Kindy and Kindergarten rooms
  • Nappies and wipes for your convenience
  • A fully air-conditioned centre and on-site parking
  • Regular in-house festivities for annual events and special occasions
  • Extended hours from 6:30am to 6:30pm
  • Flexible hours (9-hour, 10-hour or full day sessions) to allow families to make the most out of their Child Care Subsidy

Children’s safety is our priority

At Kool Kids Southport, educators play a crucial role in providing a child safe environment, where children’s health, safety and wellbeing is paramount.

All our educators are qualified, hold blue cards and are trained in First Aid, CPR and Asthma/Anaphylaxis management. Working closely with the Centre Manager we also have a child protection champion who supports the centre in providing a child safe environment, protecting children from harm, abuse and neglect and responding to and reporting incidents, suspected incidents and concerns. A work health & safety champion who completes weekly safety/compliance checks, conducts monthly centre emergency drills, assists & supports educators with the implementation of risk& chemical assessments and reporting of any hazards within the centre. A First aid officer who is responsible for maintaining all first aid equipment, all medical management plans are up to date & incident reports are completed correctly. Educators complete daily cleaning checklists and maintaining a high standard of hygiene is important within our service.

In both our indoor and outdoor environments we have supervision points to ensure children can be seen at all times. Most importantly, our families are always informed and kept up to date.

Book a tour to see why Kool Kids are happy kids. We look forward to meeting you and sharing this exciting journey with your family.

Karen Davis

I hold a Bachelor of Early Childhood and I have over 5 years experience working with children with additional needs.

Southport Childcare Centre Manager

I enjoy working in Early Childhood as I find it such a rewarding job. I love being able to watch children learn, create, investigate and grow. I also love being part of a team and working closely with families and the community. I am committed to creating an environment where children feel safe and secure and can become the best versions of themselves.

I believe that through play children develop the foundations for further learning which include exploration of their environment, who they are and where they fit within our world they belong. I also believe believe in the importance of responsive and reciprocal relationships, where children’s voices are heard & parents are viewed as partners, collaborators and advocates for their children. We love to involve families into every aspect of the curriculum.

Attending a dedicated early learning service gives a child an opportunity to develop social skills, which helps them form healthy relationships with other people. It will help them learn how to get along with other children, share and take turns, listen to others, communicate their ideas and become independent. They’ll also develop literacy and numeracy skills, emotional resilience and most of all they develop a lifelong love of learning.

Our team here at Kool Kids Southport are passionate, dedicated and caring educators who love what they do. Most of our educators have been a part of our Kool Kids family for almost 10 years and we are a close knit team.

We believe in developing strong relationships with families, where they feel safe and secure by creating an environment that is a home away from home. We look forward to welcoming you to our Kool Kids Family.

Nursery (6 weeks – 15 months)

Educator to child ratio: 1:4

Our Nursery room offers:

  • Program led by a diploma qualified educator
  • A nurturing environment where children feel safe to explore and discover
  • Tummy time and physical activity
  • Messy play and sensory activities
  • A language-rich environment through play-based experiences such as music, singing and rhymes

Toddlers (15 months – 2.5 years)

Educator to child ratio: 1:4 for 15 months – 2 years, 1:5 for 2 – 2.5 years

Our Toddlers room provides:

  • Program led by an advanced diploma qualified educator
  • Play-based music and movement activities that enhance sensory-motor development
  • Opportunities for children to form relationships and develop their self-confidence
  • A language-rich environment that supports development through books and conversations
  • Opportunities for children to explore literacy and numeracy through real-life experiences

Junior Kindy (2.5 years – 3 years)

Educator to child ratio: 1:5

Our Junior Kindy room offers:

  • Program led by a diploma qualified educator
  • Social learning through group and individual play throughout the day
  • Interactive technology designed to promote gross and fine motor skills
  • A language-rich environment through books and conversations
  • Opportunities to learn about literacy and numeracy in a safe and inspiring environment

Pre-Kindy (3 – 4 years)

Educator to child ratio: 1:11

Our Senior Kindy room provides:

  • Program led by an advanced diploma qualified educator
  • An environment that builds a healthy physical and mental wellbeing
  • Boundless opportunities for outdoor teaching and play
  • Safe opportunities for risky play and extracurricular activities
  • Active sport and music program

Kindergarten (4 – 5 years)

Educator to child ratio: 1:11

Our Kindergarten room provides:

  • A government-approved kindergarten program focused on literacy and numeracy through play-based learning, led by a bachelor qualified early childhood teacher
  • The use of children’s interests as a vehicle for learning
  • The development of social and emotional skills
  • Enhanced self-awareness and respect for others

Our families love Kool Kids Southport

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  • Fees effective from 10 July 2023



  • Fees effective from 10 July 2023



  • Fees effective from 10 July 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

A centre tour is a convenient way to experience the centre of your choice and meet with our qualified educators at a time suitable to your family schedule. Kool Kids also offers the virtual tour option in all our centres. Click here to book a tour online.

On the day of the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to observe practices and interactions within the centre environment. You’ll be able to see all the rooms and playgrounds, ask the team members any questions you have in mind, and get all the information you need to make the best decision for your child.

Kool Kids’ Family Support team will add your child’s name to our waitlist if one of our centres is currently full in your child’s age group. We will then contact you as soon as a place becomes available.

We also do monthly check-ins to review the availability, and you will receive a text message confirming if you’re still happy to remain on the waitlist each month. If you would like to get an update at any point, you’re welcome to reach out on our Web Chat or give us a call.

Our Family Support team can also help you find more G8 early learning centres near you, with the same offerings at the Kool Kids centre you are interested in that have immediate availability.

It’s common for a child to experience separation anxiety when they first start child care. When you’re getting ready to start child care, you can help your child overcome anxieties by visiting the child care centre together for a Stay and Play session, and easing into new routines at home.

Click here to read more tips about how to make the transition easier for your child.

Most of our Kool Kids child care and early education centres offer the following:

  • Nappies and wipes
  • Sunscreen and hats
  • Nutritious meals prepared by our in-house cook

Some centres also provide sheets and formula, so you may not need to remember to pack them.

For nursery children, be sure to bring: nappy rash cream, dummies, bottles and teats, comfort toys or blankets, three spare outfits, spare socks and a plastic bag for wet clothes.

For toddlers and preschool or kindergarten-aged children, it’s best to bring: spare underwear, water bottle or sippy cup, sun hat, closed-toe shoes, two spare outfits, spare socks and a plastic bag for wet clothes.

Plus anything else your individual child may need, such as breast milk, a sleeping bag, a comforter or medication.

It’s best to speak to your centre of choice for a full list of everything included.

Kool Kids uses Xplor Home as our family communication app. It is the best and easiest way to keep track of your child’s day. After you enrol your child with the centre, you can utilise Xplor Home to book child care days, manage your account, receive the photographs that capture your child’s learning, learn about your child’s progress, as well as keep up-to-date with upcoming centre events and important information.

If your child shows signs of an infectious illness when they arrive at the centre or becomes sick during the day, you may be notified that you need to make alternative arrangements or pick up your child from the centre, and keep them home until they are no longer infectious. While we understand that this can be inconvenient, Kool Kids is committed to maintaining a healthy environment and reducing the risk of infection for all children.

Under the Child Care Subsidy (CCS), families are allowed 42 absence days per child, per financial year. These can be taken for any reason, including public holidays and when children are sick, without the need for families to provide documentation.