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Common Parent Questions

What is the Child Care Subsidy (CCS)?

Child Care Subsidy, also called CCS, is a way the Australian Government provides financial assistance to families to help cover the cost of approved child care.

Am I able to claim the Child Care Subsidy if I enrol at Kids Club?

All Kids Club services are Australian Government-approved childcare providers, so if Centrelink finds you eligible, you will receive CCS for your child’s enrolment at any of our centres.

Calculate your “out-of-pocket fees” at Kids Club here.

For forms for your Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) visit www.centrelink.gov.au
and for information for your Childcare Benefit and Rebate visit www.humanservices.gov.au

How much will I be out-of-pocket after the Child Care Subsidy is applied?

CCS is means-tested based and depends on your circumstances. Centrelink determines your eligibility by considering your family’s income, the number of children you have in care and their ages, the hours worked by both parents/guardians, and other activities such as volunteer work. For example, if you earn over $80,000, you could be eligible for a subsidy of 90%. This will go down by 1% for each $5,000 of income your family earns.

To estimate your daily fees at our Kids Club services, please use our online CCS calculator.

What is the income limit for childcare subsidy in 2023?

From 10 July 2023, the income limit for the CC has increased to $530,000 – so if you were not eligible for CCS previously, you may be now. If this is you, we recommend you speak with Centrelink and have your eligibility assessed.

Who can get child care subsidy services in Australia?

To get CCS, you must:

  • Use an approved child care service
  • Be responsible for paying the child care fees
  • Meet the residency and immunisations requirements
  • Care for a child 13 or younger not attending secondary school unless an exemption applies

We encourage you to read the information on the Services Australia page ‘Who can get it‘ for further guidance.

How do I claim for CCS?

You can claim CCS using your Centrelink online account through myGov. Ensure your Centrelink online account is linked to your myGov account.  

How much does it cost to send my child to a Kids Club Early Learning centre?

We have created a calculator to show you how much your out-of-pocket costs might be after your nominated Kids Club centre applies the CCS. To calculate your estimated fees after CCS, click here.

What are the main categories of childcare?

In Australia, the main types of childcare are:

  • Child care centres
  • Early learning centres
  • Long day care
  • Family day care
  • Pre-school / Kindergarten
  • Outside of School Hours care (OOSH)
  • Before and After School Care

Kids Club are early learning centres focused on the provision of high-quality childcare services and play-based education for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years.

To discover more about how we are different, arrange a visit to one of our centres and see us in action.

Can I visit your centre before I join the waitlist?

Absolutely! At Kids Club, we understand choosing the right childcare is important for your little one. We offer tours of our centres with our friendly Centre Directors, so you can see the centre for yourself and ask all the important questions. To book a tour please follow the below link:
Book a Tour

We encourage you to read information on the Services Australia page ‘Who can get it’ for further guidance.

How will my child settle in a brand new centre?

While some children adjust quickly, others require more time to feel comfortable and secure. Rest assured, our team of caring Educators are there to welcome your little one to their new environment and support them with the care and attention they require. To learn more about how we welcome your child into care, please read our article.

What ages does kids Club Child Care cater for?

Kids Club offers enrolments to children aged from 6 weeks to 5 years based on our availability.

If your child attends formal schooling (such as primary school), we are unable to offer your child enrolment in our centre-based Day Care.

*We do offer Before and After School Care at Abbotsleigh and Helidon and After School Care at Toowoomba. Children must meet the age requirements set out by Kids Club to enrol in these services.

What are the centre operating hours?

All Kids Club centres have set operating hours Monday – Friday as regulated under the National Quality Framework.

Please view your closest centre to see their opening and closing times.

Do the children receive meals at Kids Club?

They sure do! Children receive five nutritious meals prepared daily by our fully qualified Chefs.

Our menus are age-appropriate, and we work closely with both families and Educators to craft fresh meals that are tasty and nutritious, ensuring we also cater for the needs of children with food intolerances, allergies and cultural preferences.

Are nappies provided at Kids Club?

Yes! We provide nappies for any child who needs them.

What should I pack for my child to take to childcare?

If you have received our Kids Club welcome pack, we recommend you prepare the following items for day care:

  • Two change of weather appropriate clothes
  • Bibs (x2)
  • Comfort item (if required)
  • Dummy in a sealed, named container (if required)
  • Expressed milk (if required)
  • Any medications – please give these to centre staff to manage directly (must be accompanied with a doctor’s certificate, which will be kept on your child’s file)

Be sure to label all your child’s personal items!

All new children entering our care receive a small welcome pack, which includes:

  • Kids Club back pack
  • Kids Club t-shirt
  • Kids Club bucket hat
  • Kids Club water bottle

How is Kids club childcare different to other day care centres?

At Kids Club Child Care, we are dedicated to providing an exceptional early childhood experience. Our educational curriculum, engaging playscapes, all-inclusive extracurricular activities, highly qualified Educators, continuity of care, professional standards, and ongoing professional development set us apart from other day care centres. We strive to create a nurturing, stimulating, and supportive environment where your child can thrive and reach their full potential.

How do I enrol my child Kids Club Early Learning centre?

It’s best to speak with one of our Enrolment specialists and discuss your requirements before enrolling at a Kids Club centre.

Call us from 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, on 1300 543 725 (press option 1, or see our online enrolment forms here.

If you are ready to enrol at Kids Club you can contact us to request a tour or for an enrolment form to be emailed to you. You can also apply by submitting the Enrol Now form. Please keep in mind spaces are limited, and your acceptance of enrolment application is subject to availability.

Enrol your child at Kids Club now!

Can I enrol for Kids Club online?

Yes! At Kids Club, we request new parents complete our online enrolment forms and submit them along with your supporting documents using the My Family Lounge (MFL) service of QikKids.

To enrol your child in our state-of-the-art centres, please click here.

How is your waitlist managed?

Various factors are involved in managing our waitlists, such as your commencement date, how many days you want to enrol for, our current availabilities, and the age of your child.

We value your preferences and do our utmost to accommodate all your requirements while managing our waitlist.

 

What is the Early Years Learning Framework?

The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is an Australian national early childhood education curriculum. It sets standards for the educational outcomes and developmental stages children should achieve before they begin primary school. The EYLF emphasises the importance of play-based learning, developing social and emotional skills, and working collaboratively with families and communities. It is designed to guide Educators in planning and implementing high-quality programs that support children’s learning and development during their early years.

What is the National Quality Standards?

The National Quality Standards (NQS) is a framework implemented in Australia to regulate and improve the quality of education and care services for children. Overseen by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) in partnership with state and territory regulatory authorities, it sets a benchmark for early childhood education and care providers to ensure consistency in quality across the country.

The NQS encompasses seven quality areas essential for providing high-quality education and care to children. These include:

  1. Educational Program and Practice
  2. Children’s Healthy and Safety
  3. Physical Environments
  4. Staffing Arrangements
  5. Relationships with Children
  6. Collaborative Partnerships with Families and Communities
  7. Governance and Leadership

See how we align our seven core educational pillars with the National Quality Standards here.

What is a School Readiness Program?

School Readiness is a holistic view of a child’s learning in preparation for attending primary school. The Early Childhood Education and Care setting aims to enhance a child’s development and give them fundamental lifelong skills so they are sufficiently equipped to tackle their next schooling chapter.

School readiness is determined by much more than a child’s chronological age. To make a successful and happy start to school, children also need a firm grasp of language, motor coordination, and social and emotional skills. Kids Club has developed a six-core program for School Readiness – you can read more about it here.

Why is early childhood education important in Australia?

Early Childhood Education is vital in Australia, ensuring all children have access to high-quality, play-based early education and care services. We know that over 90% of a child’s brain development happens in the first five years, making this period critical for their lifelong learning and well-being. By providing quality early education, we support children in developing essential social skills, fostering positive relationships, and enhancing their overall development. Early Childhood Education sets a strong foundation for children, enabling them to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally in later years.

What is the difference between ‘Childcare’ and ‘early learning’?

While often used interchangeably, child care and early learning have distinct differences in focus and objectives. Child care primarily revolves around supervising and caring for children in the absence of parents or guardians, ensuring their safety, well-being, and meeting their basic needs. Early learning goes beyond this and emphasises the educational aspect of child development, recognising that young children are constantly learning and providing intentional learning experiences in a stimulating environment.

Early learning programs promote cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development through age-appropriate activities, play-based learning, and structured educational programs. These programs often follow a curriculum that fosters early literacy, numeracy, problem-solving, critical thinking, and other foundational skills.

While child care can include early learning activities, the key distinction lies in the intentional focus on educational experiences and developmentally appropriate practices within early learning programs.

What is the Child Care Subsidy (CCS)?

Child Care Subsidy, also called CCS, is a way the Australian Government provides financial assistance to families to help cover the cost of approved child care.

Am I able to claim the Child Care Subsidy if I enrol at Kids Club?

All Kids Club services are Australian Government-approved childcare providers, so if Centrelink finds you eligible, you will receive CCS for your child’s enrolment at any of our centres.

Calculate your “out-of-pocket fees” at Kids Club here.

For forms for your Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) visit www.centrelink.gov.au
and for information for your Childcare Benefit and Rebate visit www.humanservices.gov.au

How much will I be out-of-pocket after the Child Care Subsidy is applied?

CCS is means-tested based and depends on your circumstances. Centrelink determines your eligibility by considering your family’s income, the number of children you have in care and their ages, the hours worked by both parents/guardians, and other activities such as volunteer work. For example, if you earn over $80,000, you could be eligible for a subsidy of 90%. This will go down by 1% for each $5,000 of income your family earns.

To estimate your daily fees at our Kids Club services, please use our online CCS calculator.

What is the income limit for childcare subsidy in 2023?

From 10 July 2023, the income limit for the CC has increased to $530,000 – so if you were not eligible for CCS previously, you may be now. If this is you, we recommend you speak with Centrelink and have your eligibility assessed.

Who can get child care subsidy services in Australia?

To get CCS, you must:

  • Use an approved child care service
  • Be responsible for paying the child care fees
  • Meet the residency and immunisations requirements
  • Care for a child 13 or younger not attending secondary school unless an exemption applies

We encourage you to read the information on the Services Australia page ‘Who can get it‘ for further guidance.

How do I claim for CCS?

You can claim CCS using your Centrelink online account through myGov. Ensure your Centrelink online account is linked to your myGov account.  

How much does it cost to send my child to a Kids Club Early Learning centre?

We have created a calculator to show you how much your out-of-pocket costs might be after your nominated Kids Club centre applies the CCS. To calculate your estimated fees after CCS, click here.

What are the main categories of childcare?

In Australia, the main types of childcare are:

  • Child care centres
  • Early learning centres
  • Long day care
  • Family day care
  • Pre-school / Kindergarten
  • Outside of School Hours care (OOSH)
  • Before and After School Care

Kids Club are early learning centres focused on the provision of high-quality childcare services and play-based education for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years.

To discover more about how we are different, arrange a visit to one of our centres and see us in action.

Can I visit your centre before I join the waitlist?

Absolutely! At Kids Club, we understand choosing the right childcare is important for your little one. We offer tours of our centres with our friendly Centre Directors, so you can see the centre for yourself and ask all the important questions. To book a tour please follow the below link:
Book a Tour

We encourage you to read information on the Services Australia page ‘Who can get it’ for further guidance.

How will my child settle in a brand new centre?

While some children adjust quickly, others require more time to feel comfortable and secure. Rest assured, our team of caring Educators are there to welcome your little one to their new environment and support them with the care and attention they require. To learn more about how we welcome your child into care, please read our article.

What ages does kids Club Child Care cater for?

Kids Club offers enrolments to children aged from 6 weeks to 5 years based on our availability.

If your child attends formal schooling (such as primary school), we are unable to offer your child enrolment in our centre-based Day Care.

*We do offer Before and After School Care at Abbotsleigh and Helidon and After School Care at Toowoomba. Children must meet the age requirements set out by Kids Club to enrol in these services.

What are the centre operating hours?

All Kids Club centres have set operating hours Monday – Friday as regulated under the National Quality Framework.

Please view your closest centre to see their opening and closing times.

Do the children receive meals at Kids Club?

They sure do! Children receive five nutritious meals prepared daily by our fully qualified Chefs.

Our menus are age-appropriate, and we work closely with both families and Educators to craft fresh meals that are tasty and nutritious, ensuring we also cater for the needs of children with food intolerances, allergies and cultural preferences.

Are nappies provided at Kids Club?

Yes! We provide nappies for any child who needs them.

What should I pack for my child to take to childcare?

If you have received our Kids Club welcome pack, we recommend you prepare the following items for day care:

  • Two change of weather appropriate clothes
  • Bibs (x2)
  • Comfort item (if required)
  • Dummy in a sealed, named container (if required)
  • Expressed milk (if required)
  • Any medications – please give these to centre staff to manage directly (must be accompanied with a doctor’s certificate, which will be kept on your child’s file)

Be sure to label all your child’s personal items!

All new children entering our care receive a small welcome pack, which includes:

  • Kids Club back pack
  • Kids Club t-shirt
  • Kids Club bucket hat
  • Kids Club water bottle

How is Kids club childcare different to other day care centres?

At Kids Club Child Care, we are dedicated to providing an exceptional early childhood experience. Our educational curriculum, engaging playscapes, all-inclusive extracurricular activities, highly qualified Educators, continuity of care, professional standards, and ongoing professional development set us apart from other day care centres. We strive to create a nurturing, stimulating, and supportive environment where your child can thrive and reach their full potential.

How do I enrol my child Kids Club Early Learning centre?

It’s best to speak with one of our Enrolment specialists and discuss your requirements before enrolling at a Kids Club centre.

Call us from 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, on 1300 543 725 (press option 1, or see our online enrolment forms here.

If you are ready to enrol at Kids Club you can contact us to request a tour or for an enrolment form to be emailed to you. You can also apply by submitting the Enrol Now form. Please keep in mind spaces are limited, and your acceptance of enrolment application is subject to availability.

Enrol your child at Kids Club now!

Can I enrol for Kids Club online?

Yes! At Kids Club, we request new parents complete our online enrolment forms and submit them along with your supporting documents using the My Family Lounge (MFL) service of QikKids.

To enrol your child in our state-of-the-art centres, please click here.

How is your waitlist managed?

Various factors are involved in managing our waitlists, such as your commencement date, how many days you want to enrol for, our current availabilities, and the age of your child.

We value your preferences and do our utmost to accommodate all your requirements while managing our waitlist.

 

What is the Early Years Learning Framework?

The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is an Australian national early childhood education curriculum. It sets standards for the educational outcomes and developmental stages children should achieve before they begin primary school. The EYLF emphasises the importance of play-based learning, developing social and emotional skills, and working collaboratively with families and communities. It is designed to guide Educators in planning and implementing high-quality programs that support children’s learning and development during their early years.

What is the National Quality Standards?

The National Quality Standards (NQS) is a framework implemented in Australia to regulate and improve the quality of education and care services for children. Overseen by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) in partnership with state and territory regulatory authorities, it sets a benchmark for early childhood education and care providers to ensure consistency in quality across the country.

The NQS encompasses seven quality areas essential for providing high-quality education and care to children. These include:

  1. Educational Program and Practice
  2. Children’s Healthy and Safety
  3. Physical Environments
  4. Staffing Arrangements
  5. Relationships with Children
  6. Collaborative Partnerships with Families and Communities
  7. Governance and Leadership

See how we align our seven core educational pillars with the National Quality Standards here.

What is a School Readiness Program?

School Readiness is a holistic view of a child’s learning in preparation for attending primary school. The Early Childhood Education and Care setting aims to enhance a child’s development and give them fundamental lifelong skills so they are sufficiently equipped to tackle their next schooling chapter.

School readiness is determined by much more than a child’s chronological age. To make a successful and happy start to school, children also need a firm grasp of language, motor coordination, and social and emotional skills. Kids Club has developed a six-core program for School Readiness – you can read more about it here.

Why is early childhood education important in Australia?

Early Childhood Education is vital in Australia, ensuring all children have access to high-quality, play-based early education and care services. We know that over 90% of a child’s brain development happens in the first five years, making this period critical for their lifelong learning and well-being. By providing quality early education, we support children in developing essential social skills, fostering positive relationships, and enhancing their overall development. Early Childhood Education sets a strong foundation for children, enabling them to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally in later years.

What is the difference between ‘Childcare’ and ‘early learning’?

While often used interchangeably, child care and early learning have distinct differences in focus and objectives. Child care primarily revolves around supervising and caring for children in the absence of parents or guardians, ensuring their safety, well-being, and meeting their basic needs. Early learning goes beyond this and emphasises the educational aspect of child development, recognising that young children are constantly learning and providing intentional learning experiences in a stimulating environment.

Early learning programs promote cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development through age-appropriate activities, play-based learning, and structured educational programs. These programs often follow a curriculum that fosters early literacy, numeracy, problem-solving, critical thinking, and other foundational skills.

While child care can include early learning activities, the key distinction lies in the intentional focus on educational experiences and developmentally appropriate practices within early learning programs.

What is the Child Care Subsidy (CCS)?

Child Care Subsidy, also called CCS, is a way the Australian Government provides financial assistance to families to help cover the cost of approved child care.

Am I able to claim the Child Care Subsidy if I enrol at Kids Club?

All Kids Club services are Australian Government-approved childcare providers, so if Centrelink finds you eligible, you will receive CCS for your child’s enrolment at any of our centres.

Calculate your “out-of-pocket fees” at Kids Club here.

For forms for your Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) visit www.centrelink.gov.au
and for information for your Childcare Benefit and Rebate visit www.humanservices.gov.au

How much will I be out-of-pocket after the Child Care Subsidy is applied?

CCS is means-tested based and depends on your circumstances. Centrelink determines your eligibility by considering your family’s income, the number of children you have in care and their ages, the hours worked by both parents/guardians, and other activities such as volunteer work. For example, if you earn over $80,000, you could be eligible for a subsidy of 90%. This will go down by 1% for each $5,000 of income your family earns.

To estimate your daily fees at our Kids Club services, please use our online CCS calculator.

What is the income limit for childcare subsidy in 2023?

From 10 July 2023, the income limit for the CC has increased to $530,000 – so if you were not eligible for CCS previously, you may be now. If this is you, we recommend you speak with Centrelink and have your eligibility assessed.

Who can get child care subsidy services in Australia?

To get CCS, you must:

  • Use an approved child care service
  • Be responsible for paying the child care fees
  • Meet the residency and immunisations requirements
  • Care for a child 13 or younger not attending secondary school unless an exemption applies

We encourage you to read the information on the Services Australia page ‘Who can get it‘ for further guidance.

How do I claim for CCS?

You can claim CCS using your Centrelink online account through myGov. Ensure your Centrelink online account is linked to your myGov account.  

How much does it cost to send my child to a Kids Club Early Learning centre?

We have created a calculator to show you how much your out-of-pocket costs might be after your nominated Kids Club centre applies the CCS. To calculate your estimated fees after CCS, click here.

What are the main categories of childcare?

In Australia, the main types of childcare are:

  • Child care centres
  • Early learning centres
  • Long day care
  • Family day care
  • Pre-school / Kindergarten
  • Outside of School Hours care (OOSH)
  • Before and After School Care

Kids Club are early learning centres focused on the provision of high-quality childcare services and play-based education for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years.

To discover more about how we are different, arrange a visit to one of our centres and see us in action.

Can I visit your centre before I join the waitlist?

Absolutely! At Kids Club, we understand choosing the right childcare is important for your little one. We offer tours of our centres with our friendly Centre Directors, so you can see the centre for yourself and ask all the important questions. To book a tour please follow the below link:


Book a Tour

We encourage you to read information on the Services Australia page ‘Who can get it’ for further guidance.

How will my child settle in a brand new centre?

While some children adjust quickly, others require more time to feel comfortable and secure. Rest assured, our team of caring Educators are there to welcome your little one to their new environment and support them with the care and attention they require. To learn more about how we welcome your child into care, please read our article.

What ages does kids Club Child Care cater for?

Kids Club offers enrolments to children aged from 6 weeks to 5 years based on our availability.

If your child attends formal schooling (such as primary school), we are unable to offer your child enrolment in our centre-based Day Care.

*We do offer Before and After School Care at Abbotsleigh and Helidon and After School Care at Toowoomba. Children must meet the age requirements set out by Kids Club to enrol in these services.

What are the centre operating hours?

All Kids Club centres have set operating hours Monday – Friday as regulated under the National Quality Framework.

Please view your closest centre to see their opening and closing times.

Do the children receive meals at Kids Club?

They sure do! Children receive five nutritious meals prepared daily by our fully qualified Chefs.

Our menus are age-appropriate, and we work closely with both families and Educators to craft fresh meals that are tasty and nutritious, ensuring we also cater for the needs of children with food intolerances, allergies and cultural preferences.

Are nappies provided at Kids Club?

Yes! We provide nappies for any child who needs them.

What should I pack for my child to take to childcare?

If you have received our Kids Club welcome pack, we recommend you prepare the following items for day care:

  • Two change of weather appropriate clothes
  • Bibs (x2)
  • Comfort item (if required)
  • Dummy in a sealed, named container (if required)
  • Expressed milk (if required)
  • Any medications – please give these to centre staff to manage directly (must be accompanied with a doctor’s certificate, which will be kept on your child’s file)

Be sure to label all your child’s personal items!

All new children entering our care receive a small welcome pack, which includes:

  • Kids Club back pack
  • Kids Club t-shirt
  • Kids Club bucket hat
  • Kids Club water bottle
How is Kids club childcare different to other day care centres?

At Kids Club Child Care, we are dedicated to providing an exceptional early childhood experience. Our educational curriculum, engaging playscapes, all-inclusive extracurricular activities, highly qualified Educators, continuity of care, professional standards, and ongoing professional development set us apart from other day care centres. We strive to create a nurturing, stimulating, and supportive environment where your child can thrive and reach their full potential.

How do I enrol my child Kids Club Early Learning centre?

It’s best to speak with one of our Enrolment specialists and discuss your requirements before enrolling at a Kids Club centre.

Call us from 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, on 1300 543 725 (press option 1, or see our online enrolment forms here.

If you are ready to enrol at Kids Club you can contact us to request a tour or for an enrolment form to be emailed to you. You can also apply by submitting the Enrol Now form. Please keep in mind spaces are limited, and your acceptance of enrolment application is subject to availability.

Enrol your child at Kids Club now!

Can I enrol for Kids Club online?

Yes! At Kids Club, we request new parents complete our online enrolment forms and submit them along with your supporting documents using the My Family Lounge (MFL) service of QikKids.

To enrol your child in our state-of-the-art centres, please click here.

How is your waitlist managed?

Various factors are involved in managing our waitlists, such as your commencement date, how many days you want to enrol for, our current availabilities, and the age of your child.

We value your preferences and do our utmost to accommodate all your requirements while managing our waitlist.

What is the Early Years Learning Framework?

The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is an Australian national early childhood education curriculum. It sets standards for the educational outcomes and developmental stages children should achieve before they begin primary school. The EYLF emphasises the importance of play-based learning, developing social and emotional skills, and working collaboratively with families and communities. It is designed to guide Educators in planning and implementing high-quality programs that support children’s learning and development during their early years.

What is the National Quality Standards?

The National Quality Standards (NQS) is a framework implemented in Australia to regulate and improve the quality of education and care services for children. Overseen by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) in partnership with state and territory regulatory authorities, it sets a benchmark for early childhood education and care providers to ensure consistency in quality across the country.

The NQS encompasses seven quality areas essential for providing high-quality education and care to children. These include:

  1. Educational Program and Practice
  2. Children’s Healthy and Safety
  3. Physical Environments
  4. Staffing Arrangements
  5. Relationships with Children
  6. Collaborative Partnerships with Families and Communities
  7. Governance and Leadership

See how we align our seven core educational pillars with the National Quality Standards here.

What is a School Readiness Program?

School Readiness is a holistic view of a child’s learning in preparation for attending primary school. The Early Childhood Education and Care setting aims to enhance a child’s development and give them fundamental lifelong skills so they are sufficiently equipped to tackle their next schooling chapter.

School readiness is determined by much more than a child’s chronological age. To make a successful and happy start to school, children also need a firm grasp of language, motor coordination, and social and emotional skills. Kids Club has developed a six-core program for School Readiness – you can read more about it here.

Why is early childhood education important in Australia?

Early Childhood Education is vital in Australia, ensuring all children have access to high-quality, play-based early education and care services. We know that over 90% of a child’s brain development happens in the first five years, making this period critical for their lifelong learning and well-being. By providing quality early education, we support children in developing essential social skills, fostering positive relationships, and enhancing their overall development. Early Childhood Education sets a strong foundation for children, enabling them to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally in later years.

What is the difference between 'Childcare' and 'early learning'?

While often used interchangeably, child care and early learning have distinct differences in focus and objectives. Child care primarily revolves around supervising and caring for children in the absence of parents or guardians, ensuring their safety, well-being, and meeting their basic needs. Early learning goes beyond this and emphasises the educational aspect of child development, recognising that young children are constantly learning and providing intentional learning experiences in a stimulating environment.

Early learning programs promote cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development through age-appropriate activities, play-based learning, and structured educational programs. These programs often follow a curriculum that fosters early literacy, numeracy, problem-solving, critical thinking, and other foundational skills.

While child care can include early learning activities, the key distinction lies in the intentional focus on educational experiences and developmentally appropriate practices within early learning programs.

Kids Club used an online platform and app that enables you to have access to your child’s learning and information at anytime, anywhere. This app provides families with real time access to their child’s day and helps families to feel more connected to their children.

Updates include information on meals, sleep, bottles, nappy changes and what is happening in the room on the day.

Yes! The children are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we display their works of art, their accomplishments and their progress throughout the centre.

Whilst we have room routines, please note these are flexible, particularly for our youngest of children, where we work to follow their individual routines from home.

You can see what the routine is like in your child’s room based on their age bracket here:

Rainforest Room

Nursery - Ages 0-2
Nursery

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.

Ocean Room

Toddler - Ages 2-3
Toddler

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

Outback Room

Preschool - Ages 3-5
Preschool

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

At Kids Club, we believe in providing only the best nutrition for our growing children. Each day, children are treated to a selection of freshly prepared meals across all our Kids Club centres. We have a highly nutritional childcare menu prepared by our in-house Chefs.

Learn More About Your Child’s Nutrition

At our Kids Club centres, we offer your child a diverse range of exciting Extra Curricular Activities that are guaranteed to ignite your child’s passion for learning! And the best part? Our Extra Curricular Activities are free of charge.

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Your child’s safety is our top priority, which is why we have various safety and security measures in our centres including biometric login/logout systems.

At Kids Club, we follow various strategies to ensure the governance and leadership is met and upheld. They are as follows:

Our Educators are at the heart of what makes Kids Club a truly exceptional nurturing environment for your little ones. Our team consists of qualified and experienced Educators that not only nurture and care for your child but plan, implement and deliver high quality programs, establishing a safe and trusting bond with each child.

Ratios are calculated across each centre as a whole. This gives providers the flexibility to respond to ensure Educators are allocated appropriately based on the age and needs of children in the service. The current ratios as per the ACECQA guidelines are as follows:

  • For children from birth to 24 months old, the ratio is 1:4 in all states and territories.

  • For children over 24 months and less than 36 months old, the ratio is 1:5 in all states and territories except Victoria, where the ratio is 1:4.

  • For children from 36 months up to and including preschool age, the ratio is 1:11 in the Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, and Victoria, and 1:10 in New South Wales. In Tasmania, the ratio is 1:10, or 2:25 for children attending a preschool program. In Western Australia, the ratio is 1:10.

  • For children over preschool age, the ratio is 1:15 in the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and New South Wales. In the Australian Capital Territory, the ratio is 1:11. If no kindergarten children are present, the ratio is 1:10 for the first 12 children, then 1:13.

All of our Educators are carefully selected to ensure that they uphold the values and philosophy of Kids Club. We are constantly investing and mentoring our team to further their education and training through a variety of workshops, in-services, team meetings, practice and theories, reflections and collaborations within the Kids Club family.

You can find further information on our centre Directors by having a look at your closest centre page details!

Kids Club Early Learning Centres firmly believes that collaborative partnerships with families and the broader community play a vital role in children's growth and development. We prioritise establishing meaningful connections with families and honouring their cultural and personal values, expectations, and viewpoints. We also actively engage with the local community to enhance our collective knowledge and skills, ensuring the best learning experiences for our children.

When a child requires additional support services, we prioritise their well-being and work collaboratively with the family to fulfill their specific needs. Our team is committed to advocating for all children and supporting families throughout their child's enrolment.

We recognise that families are an integral part to their child's learning journey and offer them various opportunities to participate and share ideas in their education. Our partnerships are grounded in mutual respect, effective communication, and shared responsibility for the child's development. Our program aligns with the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), prioritising children's sense of belonging, being, and becoming. Additionally, we provide exciting extracurricular activities designed to spark children's passion for learning.

We value our families' feedback and offer several avenues for them to provide input on our services, including online surveys, verbal communication with our Directors and Educators, and attending family events throughout the year. We believe that this feedback is crucial to our continuous improvement efforts and enables us to provide the best possible care for our children.

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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.