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Kids Club Montessori Highfields is an early learning centre that will give your child the freedom to explore and develop. Our Philosophy follows the Montessori Method of Education where we believe that children are capable learners who strive in prepared environments. This brand-new centre caters for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years old and offers a purposeful play program that encompasses the whole child.
Our passionate Educators guide children’s own natural curiosities and fosters their individual needs so each child can grow at their own pace. We do this through a prepared environment with five curriculum areas, one of which is Practical Life; where children develop lifelong skills such as caring for themselves, their peers, and their environments. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality education and care to your child by embracing the Montessori Philosophy alongside the principles and practices of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), the Australia’s national curriculum framework for early childhood education.
Kids Club centres provide absolutely everything your child needs to be comfortable all day, making the transition from home to daycare much easier. Check the video below to see everything included in your fees.
We transition children in our rooms based on their developmental needs.
Our daily fees are based on your child’s age group, they are all-inclusive: you will not have to pay any extra costs.
The daily fees before the Child Care Subsidy are as follows:
* approximate ages
Prices are true and accurate as of 10 July, 2023. Prices are subject to change. For final pricing, please check on your letter of offer.
Hi, my name is Makaye and I am the centre Director here at Kids Club Montessori Highfields.
I started my career in 2010 as a nursery assistant and have worked my way up to Centre Director, bringing 13 years’ experience in the early childhood sector. I hold a diploma in children services as well as a certificate IV in training and Assessment. I have a strong passion for the early childhood industry, as a busy mum of two children I understand just how important high-quality education and care is for you and your child.
Our centre fosters Maria Montessori’s approach to early childhood education. My favourite aspect of Montessori’s philosophy this far in my journey is grace and courtesy, which encourages children to build social skills, and understand their relationship to the people and world around them.
I am enthusiastic to lead our Kids Club Highfields Team and I look forward to meeting families and becoming an active member of the Highfields community.
At Kids Club we have certain room routines that educators follow. The routine will vary, depending on current events and activities. Having a routine in each of the rooms allows for smoother transitions into new activities, meals and rest time. The routine is available to families so you are aware of what your child is doing at certain times.
The day starts with family grouping sessions where breakfast is served. Here is when you can say goodbye to your little one. After breakfast, your child has time to play and learn at their own pace.
The children will transition into their own rooms and begin our “three-hour uninterrupted work cycle”. During this time children are able to move freely between our indoor and outdoor prepared environments (Weather permitting)
Our practical life area’s are prepared so that the children are able to access fresh fruit and vegetables at their own leisure.
Our three-hour uninterrupted period allows the child to explore their work deeply. This contributes directly to the development of concentration and provides opportunities to collaborate and problem-solve.
We offer the children a progressive morning tea from 9:30am to 10:15am during the work cycle.
This is where educators can make observations of what your child likes to do. During this time we also hold group activities with the children, as well as one on one meaningful lessons.
Our three hour work cycle ends and we offer the children a progressive hot lunch form 11:30am – 12:15pm, If your child has dietary requirements they will be served an alternate meal.
Sleep or rest time after lunch your child will have a rest in a peaceful tranquil room with educators patting if requested. If your child does not require sleep, they will take part in quiet activities such as reading.
After your child wakes up, afternoon tea will be served. If your child has dietary requirements they will be served an alternate meal. We encourage our toddlers and preschoolers to serve themselves their own afternoon tea.
Depending on the weather, your child will be offered to play indoors/outdoors for free playtime. This is where educators can make observations of what your child likes to do and prepare for future planned experiences based on interests.
In the afternoon, Kids Club provides a variety of engaging activities that are designed to encourage a variety of skills including enhancing children’s fine motor development, gross motor development and school readiness behaviours, as well as helping them build a sense of local community, multi-cultural values and the identity of self. To find out more about the specific program we are currently running, please speak with your Centre Director during the tour.
"My son has been coming here since late 2019 and Miss Jade, Miss Cattie, Miss Keesh and Miss Taylor in particular, are so amazing with him. They always make sure safety precautions are taken, especially during these trying times and Harris always has a smile on his face at drop off and pick up. I can easily tell that's the product of great childcare."Brooke, Kids Club Newtown Parent
"Word's cannot describe how amazing the team is here! From the first hello in the morning to the final see ya later! Every staff member is friendly, welcoming and professional! Every time I discuss and idea or change in behaviour the team do everything they can to continue to implement and build from that! My son loves being there and would recommend them every day of the week."Amy, Kids Club Taigum Parent
"From the first day we took a tour, to my son now being enrolled, the staff/educators have been nothing but amazing. They're all so kind & friendly, so very helpful with anything you feel silly about asking. I'm very picky with whoever looks after my kids but thankfully these lovely ladies & the amazing centre makes me feel so comfortable & trusting with leaving my son in their care. I can't recommend enough!"Chloe, Kids Club Redbank Plains Parent
The Rainforest Room caters for babies. It provides a calm and caring home-like environment with carefully planned learning areas and their own outdoor playground.
The Ocean Room provides our toddlers with a welcoming, inspiring environment and the opportunity to explore and influence their own experiences and learning.
Kids Club Early Childhood Learning has been awarded and recognised for a range of their expertise. Including rated Exceeding in the National Quality Standards in several of the centres across NSW and ACT.
Montessori-inspired learning at Kids Club will see practical components such as mixed-age classrooms, hands-on learning materials, self-directed activities, individualised learning plans, and a focus on practical life skills. These elements foster independence, self-discipline, and self-motivation in children, while also promoting academic and social-emotional development.
The Australian Government provides families with financial assistance to help cover the costs of approved child care – the Child Care Subsidy.
Since 2 July 2018, Australia has a new child care package. Under the new package, the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) replaces the existing Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. CCS is the main way the Government assists families with their child care fees.
Child Care Subsidy Net Fee Calculator
We have developed a Child Care Subsidy Net Fee Calculator, to give you an idea of how much your out of pocket costs are after the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) has been applied at your nominated Kids Club centre. Click here to go to the Kids Club Child Care Subsidy Calculator
Here are some interesting links for now:
Forms for your Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN): www.centrelink.gov.au
Information for your Childcare Subsidy: www.humanservices.gov.au
The transition for children into child care is an important milestone for children and families. This transition can be challenging and emotional for both the parent and the child. Therefore, we offer you this information to help the transition process.
We invite families to come for orientation the week before they start: stay in the centre with your child, meet the Educators and make yourself familiar with the routines prior to your child’s first day. This assists you and your children to feel more at ease and comfortable with the new environment.
The Kids Club Enrolments Team can answer any of your questions or queries you might have in regards to enrolling, wait-listing, Childcare Subsidy and more.