Victorian Government Approved Kindergarden
Kids Club Collins Street

Child Care Centre in Collins St Melbourne

Enrol by 5:00pm AEST, 7 June 2024, to receive Holidays for Free! That’s 2 weeks free for each year of enrolment*! T&C’s apply. Please visit website for more details or call us on 1300 543 725.

Kids Club Collins Street is a purpose-built early learning centre that offers a positive and engaging learning environment for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years old. Located within the flagship Olderfleet tower, our centre connects with fellow Melburnians who seek to inspire, connect and nurture with their city.

Our play-based curriculum is based on the principles and practices of the Early Years Learning Framework, Australia’s national curriculum for early childhood education. Our dedicated and passionate team of Educators uphold a strong foundation for lifelong learning who endeavour to promote positive outcomes for children’s well-being and development.

Kids Club Collins St offers a central location in Melbourne, with trams at the foot of our front door and stops just a short walk away. We also provide parking zones reserved exclusively for families, with 20-minute parking available for ease of drop-off and pick-up. Our commitment to high-quality care and education has made us a top choice for families in the Melbourne CBD. Additionally, our location is easily accessible by public transport and is situated in between Flinders St Station and Southern Cross Station, making it convenient for families who commute or travel within the city.

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Victorian Government Approved Kindergarden

Kids Club Kindergarten Program is an approved program by the Victorian State Government as an educational platform for children intending to start school the following year (child must be 4 by the 30th of April). As an approved Kinder provider, parents can receive up to a $2,000 credit against preschool fees through this Victorian Government initiative.

Designed and run by our experienced early childhood teachers, they work on a transition-based program 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 the full day with the same educator, a few days a week, based on a 15 hour per week allocation. If care is required outside of these periods, your child remains in their allocated age room, so that they continue to receive the full benefits of Kids Club’s programs.

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 Child Care Subsidy are as follows:

  • Rainforest Room (0 – 2 yrs)*          $150
  • Ocean Room (2 – 3 yrs)*                  $150
  • Outback Room (3 – 5 yrs)*              $140

* 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.

 

What do you get at Kids Club?

  • High Quality Educational Program
  • Large Safe and Natural Outdoor environment
  • 5 nutritious meals, prepared fresh daily by our onsite chef
  • Daily communication through conversations, e-mails & displays
  • Secure biometric fingerprint access
  • Real time updates & pictures via the Kids Club App
  • Free Extracurricular activities: language, music, sports classes
  • Kids Club back pack, t-shirt & jumper and water bottle
  • Sun safe hat & sunscreen
  • Avent bottles & Karicare S26 Gold formula
  • Bed and cot sheets
  • Nappies, wipes & Sudocream
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Meet Francisca, Your Centre Director

Hello, everyone! I’m Francisca, and I’ve been in Early Childhood Education for over 11 years, holding a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. My passion was sparked while raising my nieces and nephews, witnessing their developmental milestones. This pride led me to support other families and children on their journey.

I believe the first five years are crucial, and as educators, we play a vital role in a child’s development. I take pride in building strong connections with families, as collaboration enhances a child’s learning experience. I am passionate about having a curriculum that is child led and based on the children’s interest. Receiving feedback and input from families help implement this high quality education and I feel this happens from the connection you make the moment that family walks in for their tour.

As a parent of two and pet owner, I empathize with the emotions families experience entrusting their children to us. I’m committed to ensuring a smooth transition and excited to meet and build lasting relationships with all my families and children from the beginning.

Collins Street 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.

Kids Club Collins Street

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.

Kids Club Collins Street

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.

Kids Club Collins Street

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 Collins Street

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.

Kids Club Collins Street

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.

Collins Street 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.

Kids Club Collins Street

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.

Kids Club Collins Street

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.

Kids Club Collins Street

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

"Great facilities, like a fun fair, but more. Wonderful staff, my daughter has made great friends with the other kids there, they have fun in multiple rooms, the staff take calls and updates on the app, and I love reading the updates and seeing photos at the end of the day. I am so happy she’s having a more positive experience at this kinder compared to the kinder she attended elsewhere last year. Thanks so much"

Misha, Kids Club Collins St Parent
Misha, Kids Club Collins St Parent

"Beautiful clean, modern, new centre, with friendly and caring staff and great facilities. When I took my son for a tour I could tell he felt at home straight away. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend."

Shannon, Kids Club Collins St Parent
Shannon, Kids Club Collins St Parent

"When your child doesn’t want to go home when you come to pick her up, you know you made the best choice by enrolling her in Kids Club Collins Street. The teachers are amazing, always teaching them new things, the Chef is great and the management always answers my questions immediately. Thank you everyone for all the care and love you give to the little ones."

Alexandra, Kids Club Collins St Parent
Alexandra, Kids Club Collins St Parent

"Caring, loving and kind – From the Management Team to the Educators, chef and staff; they are all passionate about the kids’ development and they take sincere interest in creating an inclusive, caring and safe environment for the children. Long story short, my daughter loves it there and it has everything, if not more, that I look for in a child care centre."

Jo, Kids Club Collins St Parent
Jo, Kids Club Collins St Parent

"I am really impressed with this centre, the Educators are amazing. The centre director Ms. Francisa is very friendly and always helpful. A special thanks to the Kinder teacher for engaging the kinder children in fun-filled learning activities, and sharing the details thoroughly along with photos through the app. My child is always so happy to attend this centre, being parents we are glad that we have decided to enrol in this centre, and definitely would recommend others."

Rabiul, Kids Club Collins St Parent
Rabiul, Kids Club Collins St 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 in NSW.

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

 

Child-Led Education

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.

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.