Kids Club Oakdowns

Child Care Centre Oakdowns

Kids Club Oakdowns, formerly known as Oakdowns Early Learning Centre, is a purpose-built early learning centre that your children will love! This centre caters for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years old and offers a positive and engaging learning environment. Our passionate carers aim to provide them with the best start to their future with our holistic Education for Life program that encompasses the whole child.

Our philosophy is inspired by the Reggio Emilia education system:

  • Play-based, individual learning set up by our passionate and caring educators. Child-led learning ensures each child’s strengths and abilities are nurtured to give them the love of lifelong learning
  • Supporting relationships between the children, their families and the community
  • Beautiful indoor and outdoor learning environments inducive of creativity and imagination
  • Healthy nutrition with yummy recipes created with Annabel Karmel and prepared fresh daily by our in-house chefs.

All-inclusive at Kids Club Childcare

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:

  • Rainforest Room (0 – 2 yrs)*          $123
  • Ocean Room (2 – 3 yrs)*                  $121
  • Outback Room (3 – 5 yrs)*              $120

* approximate ages

Prices are true and accurate as of 11th July, 2022. Prices are subject to change. For final pricing, please check on your letter of offer.

What do you get at Kids Club?

  • High quality Educational for Life program
  • Language classes
  • Music classes
  • Sports classes
  • Sun safe hat and sunscreen
  • Real-time updates via Kids Club app
  • Kids Club merch pack
  • Bed and cot sheets
  • Biometric fingerprint access
  • 5 nutritious meals prepped by onsite chef
  • Bottles and formula
  • Nappies, wipes and cream
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Meet Your Centre Director - Chloe!

Ms Chloe’s own learning journey in Early Childhood started in 2015 as 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 in to 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 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!

Oakdowns Early Learning Centre Activities

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.

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From 7:30am

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.

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From 8:30am

At this time of the morning, other children are still arriving, so the educators offer children different activities to engage in. The activities are purposefully selected to encourage our learning through play framework.

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From 9:30am

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.

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From 10:30am

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.

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From 12:00pm

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.

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From 12:30pm

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.

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From 2:00pm

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.

Kids Club Oakdowns

From 2:30pm

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.

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From 3:30pm

Planned afternoon learning experiences. During this time we will engage your child in activities that are slightly more structured and educator-led. For example, yoga classes, painting lessons, group play and group learning moments.

Oakdowns Early Learning Centre Daily Menu

All meals at Kids Club Childcare centres are freshly prepared on-site using high-quality ingredients and following Annabel Karmel’s recipes and a 4-week rotational menu. Meals are tasty, nutritious and freshly-prepared by our qualified chefs in order to meet the daily dietary requirements of all attending children.

Weekly menus are displayed outside the kitchen. We welcome your input for different recipes or cultural meals. As much as possible, we attempt to cater to individual likes and dislikes, whilst incorporating multicultural tastes and diets.

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Breakfast

We encourage parents to take time to feed their children breakfast at home as it is a very important part of the child’s day. However, breakfast is provided at the centre. Breakfast is a variety of toasts, cereals and fresh milk.

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Morning Tea

Morning tea offers children a wide variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, yoghurt, toasted melts and baked goods, as well as a selection of water or milk. In our older rooms, we encourage children to help themselves.

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Lunch

Lunch often consists of a variety of cooked meals or sandwiches and a cool drink. Our onsite chefs are preparing recipes conceived to packing in plenty of goodness whilst ensuring mealtimes are anything but bland.

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Afternoon Snacks

Afternoon tea offers children a wide variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, yoghurt, toasted melts and baked goods, as well as a selection of water or milk. In our older rooms, we encourage children to help themselves.

Featured Parent Testimonials

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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!

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Kids Club Oakdowns Parent
Kids Club Oakdowns Parent

More Information

Our Nursery Room

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.

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Our Toddlers Room

The Ocean Room provides our toddlers with a welcoming, inspiring environment and the opportunity to explore and influence their own experiences and learning.

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Our Preschool Room

Our acclaimed School Readiness Program aims to increase our preschoolers’ independence, encourage them to follow their interests and create their own learning.

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Awards & Recognition

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.

As well as the NSW Business Chamber Startup Superstar Award and an Excellence in Construction award for our beautifully built centres.

 

Our Education for Life program

Kids Club has tailored an exclusive Education for Life Program for our children based on the understanding that 83% of your child’s learning happens in the first 5 years of his life. Our program extends on the principles and practices of Australia’s national curriculum framework for Early Childhood Education: EYLF (Early Years Learning Framework).

Child Care Subsidy

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.servicesaustralia.gov.au

Preparing for the First Week

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.

Learn more about transitioning into childcare here.

Get in Touch Today

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.