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Daycare Checklist For Parents

Finding new care doesn't have to be daunting


When first entering your child into care, it can be daunting and you may have many questions. That is completely normal as you are going to be leaving your child in someone else’s care. As a parent, you need to feel confident in the centre and team.

Therefore, we have devised a checklist guided off ACECQA’s National Quality Standards to help your navigate your way through your tour. We invite you to use this during any centre tour that you go on.  


Physically visiting a centre will help a lot in making your decision. At the centre you can ask all your questions, meet the educators, prepare and experience the overall feel of the centre.

At Kids Club, we offer an orientation week when you can come with your child as much as you want to get them to know their new environment and carers.

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Frequently Asked Questions  ​

At Kids Club our centres follow Child-Led Learning approach, while aligning with and exceeding the National Quality Standards.

At Kids Club, School Readiness doesn’t just start with the Preschool Room, it starts from the moment the children open the door and learn to say “Good Morning!”, it starts in our Nursery room, continues in the Toddlers Room and flourishes in our Preschool Room.

The School Readiness Program is expanded for our preschoolers in their final year before school to ensure that they are given the maximum opportunities to learn new skills, as well as refine existing abilities, which is attributed by our Early Years Learning Framework.

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In following the EYLF (Early Years Learning Framework) our caregiving Educators create the perfect learning environment for your child’s future to begin. EYLF focuses on your child developing a sense of belonging, being and becoming through five learning outcomes.

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At Kids Club Early Learning Centres, we believe that children learn and develop most effectively through their play and social interactions. Our Educators believe child-led learning is central to their teaching philosophy. Our Educators gather and analyse information about each child to ensure that they are responding to each child’s unique strength, interests, and knowledge. This enables them to create a rich environment that supports children’s learning and development. By promoting this child-led learning, Kids Club Early Childhood Learning Centres helps children to become confident and capable learners, setting them on a path towards success and a life-long love for learning.

Kids Club centres top priority is your child’s safety, health and wellbeing, which is why we have various policies and procedures in place. To view our policies and procedures, please click here.

Our indoor environments are designed to ensure children are provided with open spaces that foster opportunities for children to be involved in child-led and teacher-initiated learning and experiences. The indoor environments are set up in ways that promote both quiet or active learning situations, solitary play experiences or routines with small to large groups.

This experience extends beyond the walls of our rooms and out into our bespoke playscapes. Our premium, award winning playscapes are completely unique, developed in-house and are purpose built to provide an environment that encourages early learning, increase engagement and enhance the child’s daily experience within our centres.

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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.

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

Clear and transparent fee structures: Kids Club Childcare have a clear and transparent fee structure that is easily understandable for parents. Our fee structure is also aligned with our philosophy and values, as well as with the cost of providing quality childcare. Please see our list of centres via our website to see our fee structure – button?

Comprehensive policies and procedures: Kids Club Childcare has a range of policies and procedures that are regularly reviewed and updated to ensure they are effective, relevant and compliant with relevant regulations and standards. Please see our list of policies and procedures available at the foyer of each Kids Club service.

End-of-enrolment procedures: When a child leaves the service, Kids Club Childcare follows the end-of-enrolment procedures to ensure a smooth and positive transition for the child and their family.

Alignment with service philosophy and values: Kids Club Childcare ensure that our governance and leadership are aligned with our service philosophy and values. This involves regular review of our mission statement, vision and values, and ensuring that all policies and procedures are consistent with these.

Effective leadership: Kids Club Childcare have strong and effective Centre Managers, Educators and a Support Team who are able to inspire, motivate and support, and who have a clear vision for the service's future. This involves regular staff training and development, effective communication and consultation with parents, and a commitment to continuous improvement.

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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.