Kids Club is known for having the best early childhood learning playscapes. Custom created and built for Kids Club Centres.
At Kids Club Early Childhood Learning Centres we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality education and care to your child. We do this through our play-based Education for Life Program which has been created to extend on the principles and practices of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), Australia’s national curriculum framework for early childhood education.
Kids Club Childcare Centres are proud to have a number of centres in Australia officially rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standards under the National Quality Framework as well as being a recipient of a Master Builders Association award, reflecting our superior built, quality play spaces.
The Kids Club Kindergarten Program is an approved program by the Queensland State Government as an educational platform for children intending to start school the following year (child must be 4 by June 30). As an Approved Kindergarten provider, parents can receive a discount (if eligible) against preschool fees through this Queensland Government initiative.
Designed and run by our experienced early childhood teachers, they follow the Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines which are designed to prepare children for school through effective learning principles. With foundations in building positive relationships, identifying, and working with emotions, creating personal identity, and promoting wellbeing, our curriculum is based on the Kids Club core pillars, developed from the National Quality Framework as set by ACECQA.
Integrated into the long day care setting, the rooms are designed to resemble a kindergarten environment. During school terms, children spend each day with the same teacher who provides a minimum of 5 hours per day of teaching in accordance with the Guidelines. The educational program continues outside of these periods so that your child receives the full benefit of Kids Club’s exceptional learning programs.
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:
Prices are true and accurate as of the 7th of March, 2022. Prices are subject to change. For final pricing, please check on your letter of offer.
My name is Caitlin Wills I am the Centre Director at Kids Club Darra Station.
I have been in the child care industry since 2009 and hold a Diploma of Children’s Services.
Throughout my career I have had the opportunity to work with all age groups in the early learning sector and have worked in every role from a support worker working my way up to a centre director. As a mother myself, I know how important good communication is to ensuring parents have peace of mind when it comes to their children.
I have a passion for providing children with a safe environment where they have the opportunities to explore and learn through play.
I believe in providing an educational program as the first 5 years of a child’s life is where 83% of the learning occurs. I believe in implementing a program that consists of creative thinking skills, scaffolding off children’s interests, numeracy, literacy, reading writing catered to the child’s development.
I look forward to working within the community and having the pleasure to get to know each and everyone of you and your children individually.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
"Kids Club Child Care is amazing! My son just started going and is getting more and more eager to go as he gets used to it more. I'm sure this has to do with the great experience he is getting from attending. The day care is also very clean and has an amazing team. They are very caring, considerate, patient and helpful!"Habda, Kids Club Darra Station Parent
"I have two children at Kids Club and we are really happy with the care they are receiving. The centre is very well resourced and has large rooms for the children as well as lovely outdoor areas with play equipment for the children to climb and explore. The staff have made it a priority to bond with both me and my children and we receive so many photos and videos of their day. Everything is included in the fees as well which is lovely, they even wash my kids clothes if they get dirty!"Megan, Kids Club Darra Station Parent
"We got the chance to go to Kids Club Darra Station today for their new Mother's Group. It's a great initiative and a gives us a great insight into the time and care that the staff put into the children. The centre is brand new, clean and has every type of activity that the kids will ever need, to get them learning. The staff are so polite and focused on giving the children every opportunity they need. Thanks crew..!!!"Shane, Kids Club Darra Station 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.
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).
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
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.