Kids Club has expanded its services to Oakdowns, Tasmania. Recently renamed, Kids Club Oakdowns centre provides a welcoming environment for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years old, with an adaptable educational program designed to promote learning through play.
At Kids Club Oakdowns, the experienced Educators draw inspiration from the teachings of renowned education theorists, Lev Vygotsky and Maria Montessori. They believe that children learn best through hands-on experiences and play-based learning in a safe and nurturing environment. With this approach, children are encouraged to explore, discover, and develop a love of learning that can last a lifetime.
The indoor and outdoor learning environments at Kids Club Oakdowns are spacious and designed to stimulate creativity and imagination. The centre is purpose-built to provide a positive and engaging learning environment, where the children are encouraged to develop their skills and abilities through individualised, play-based learning, ensuring that each child’s strengths and abilities are nurtured.
Kids Club Oakdowns also fosters strong relationships between children, their families, and the community. The centre understands that strong relationships are essential for children’s development, and they work to build positive connections with everyone involved in the children’s care.
If you are looking for the best childcare in Hobart, we believe that the best start to a child’s future begins at Kids Club Oakdowns!
Kids Club Centres are one of the most famous childcare centres in Hobart. We 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. The fees are all-inclusive without extra costs.
The daily fees before the Child Care Subsidy offered in this daycare in hobart 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.
Ms Chloe’s own learning journey in Early Childhood started in 2015 when she was a trainee. After lots of hard work and dedication to her craft, she eventually developed her position and became an Assistant Director. Over time, she continued to flourish and excel in her position and when an opportunity for the Centre Director position became available, she comfortably stepped up into the role and has been an amazing asset to the team ever since! Chloe has been a Centre Director for the past 3 years where she has worked alongside and been supported by a strong team of dedicated educators.
Chloe is very passionate about relationships with children, families, the team and the wider community. Her greatest motivator is to see the children develop, grow, and become confident within themselves. She aims to ensure that all members of our childcare service in Hobart, Oakdowns service feel safe, secure, trusted and respected.
Outside of the centre, you will most likely find Chloe enjoying time with her family. When speaking about her family she states that they are “my purpose and my reason“. Chloe is a mother to baby Matilda, Partner to Brayden and ‘dog mum’ to their Border Collie, Billie.
Chloe looks forward to sharing your early learning adventure at Kids Club Oakdowns with you and your family!
At Kids Club, we have certain room routines that educators follow. The routines 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 they are aware of what their child is doing at certain times.
The day starts with family grouping sessions where breakfast is served. Here, you can say “see you later!” to your little one. After breakfast, your child has time to play and learn at their own pace.
At this time of the morning other children are still arriving, so the educators will offer children different activities to engage in. The activities are purposefully selected to encourage our learning through the play framework.
We then begin to transition into morning tea. After washing their hands your child will sit down where they choose and be served morning tea from the menu. If your child has dietary requirements they will be served an alternate meal.
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. During this time we also hold group activities with the children.
From 12 pm we begin to transition to lunchtime. Once your child’s hands are washed they will choose a seat where a hot lunch will be served to them. If your child has dietary requirements they will be served an alternate meal.
Sleep or rest time after lunch will be given to your child. Kids 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.
During this time, there will be planned afternoon learning experiences. We will engage your child in activities that are slightly more structured and educator-led. Common activities are yoga classes, painting lessons, group play, and group learning moments.
We chose Oakdowns because the care is personal. Our eldest daughter spent two years at Oakdowns and now our youngest son has begun moving up through the rooms. The educators care for our babies as if they were their own and that means the world to us as parents. The activities and opportunities the children can engage in is wonderful for learning.
We would highly recommend Kids Club Oakdowns!" Kids Club Oakdowns 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 the range of their expertise. They were also rated “Exceeding in the National Quality Standards” in several of the centres across NSW and ACT. Not all childcare centres in Hobart have these recognitions so we’re proud of these accolades as they represent all the hard work and research we put in our childcare.
We were also honoured with the NSW Business Chamber Startup Superstar Award and an Excellence in Construction award for our beautifully-built centres.
We provide each child the opportunity to harness their own unique learning styles within each of our centres, where our learning programs encourage stimulating and engaging experiences and enhance each child’s learning. Our program nurtures the development of life skills and complements children’s learning experiences within the centre, at home, and in the community.
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 childcare fees.
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.servicesaustralia.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 the children come in: 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 allows 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.