About Us

We’re family owned with a passionate team of long-term, permanent staff. We build meaningful relationships and, because Kids World is a community, not just a centre, we believe in supporting the wider family circle.

Our Approach

Blending elements of two exceptional teaching philosophies – Montessori and Reggio-Emilia – we have created a truly balanced learning environment. Lots of play, hand-in-hand with structured school preparation experiences.

We regularly venture out into the wider community as well as inviting special guests in to provide captivating incursions. Day-to-day, our children’s garden forms the basis of a host of activities designed to build engagement with sustainable practices.

We also believe in going the extra mile to support parents as they navigate the challenges of family life. To make your day that little bit easier we provide:

  • Coffee at pick up and drop off
  • Fruit sent home each afternoon
  • The option of chef-cooked dinners for parents to take home
  • Multiple different daycare ‘sessions’ to choose from, so you can maximise your Child Care Subsidy
  • We even offer childcare for those rare date nights! 

And so that you don’t miss out on any of the excitement from your child’s day, we use our own Storypark community to keep you updated on all the fun and milestones. Memories you can share with your whole family.

Our Program

Our programs are exciting, investigative and fun, with learning and play firmly intertwined. Informed by the National Quality Framework, our activities, resources and routines incorporate principles from both the Montessori and Reggio-Emilia approaches to education.

Our method, which is reflective of our overall child-centred ethos, is designed to inspire your child to develop a lifelong love of learning by following their natural developmental trajectory. We value social collaboration as well as individual investigation and recognise our own environment as an important tool to inspire their learning.

While we support children to develop their understanding, thoughts and creativity in their own particular way – arts, movement, imaginative play, music –  we also ensure that we provide structured experiences which will prepare them for school.

Bilingual Learning

At Kids World, we are proud to support bilingual language learning – encouraging children to be continuing users of their home language, in tandem with English. Staffed by experienced bilingual Educators, who speak a total of eight community languages, we embrace the rich tapestry of cultures amongst our children and families.

We know communication is crucial to belonging, being and becoming, and believe that early learning about other languages and cultures teaches children to show respect for diverse views and beliefs. Building solid foundations for exceptional global citizens.

Our approach to language learning is relaxed, immersive and play-based, supporting children to develop a sense of identity that honours both their adopted and home cultures.

Parent Book

We like to think we make choosing childcare easy for parents. Because, quite simply, we go above and beyond to ensure that your child feels happy, secure, engaged and is achieving their full potential. It’s also important that you, as parents, feel informed and confident, which is why we provide a Parent Handbook. This offers greater detail on Kids World, as well as broad guidance around the transition to long daycare. If you have any other questions, please get in touch.

We look forward to welcoming you and your child to the Kids World community.

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Our Community

Owners

Owned and operated by Kieran and Karen Armstrong, Kids World is all about family and community.

Its wraparound ethos blends the warmth and nurturing qualities of a family daycare with the opportunities and facilities typically afforded by a larger nursery, creating a truly unique service for local children and families.

Kieran, who has worked in the early education sector for over ten years, holds a degree in Psychology, majoring in child development. While Karen is a practicing midwife and nurse, and is currently studying a Diploma in Children’s Services.

Educators

We’re proud to say that once Educators join Kids World, they never want to leave. That means we have a hugely experienced and deeply committed team providing a caring and consistent environment for your child.

All of our Educators have completed formal qualifications that exceed the minimum level of study required to work in early childhood services. They are also required to maintain a current Working with Children Check from the Department of Justice, as well as training in First Aid, Asthma Management and Anaphylaxis Management.

Volunteers

We welcome volunteers who wish to develop skills in childcare, or who simply want to make a difference in young lives. We offer a range of fully supervised voluntary roles, with all applicants required to maintain a current Working with Children Check from the Department of Justice.

We expect our volunteers, like our staff, to understand just how important a part they play in children’s lives – caring for them physically and emotionally and supporting them to develop mentally and socially.

Owners

Owned and operated by Kieran and Karen Armstrong, Kids World is all about family and community.

Its wraparound ethos blends the warmth and nurturing qualities of a family daycare with the opportunities and facilities typically afforded by a larger nursery, creating a truly unique service for local children and families.

Kieran, who has worked in the early education sector for over ten years, holds a degree in Psychology, majoring in child development. While Karen is a practicing midwife and nurse, and is currently studying a Diploma in Children’s Services.

Educators

We’re proud to say that once Educators join Kids World, they never want to leave. That means we have a hugely experienced and deeply committed team providing a caring and consistent environment for your child.

All of our Educators have completed formal qualifications that exceed the minimum level of study required to work in early childhood services. They are also required to maintain a current Working with Children Check from the Department of Justice, as well as training in First Aid, Asthma Management and Anaphylaxis Management.

Volunteers

We welcome volunteers who wish to develop skills in childcare, or who simply want to make a difference in young lives. We offer a range of fully supervised voluntary roles, with all applicants required to maintain a current Working with Children Check from the Department of Justice.

We expect our volunteers, like our staff, to understand just how important a part they play in children’s lives – caring for them physically and emotionally and supporting them to develop mentally and socially.

Our Space

Room to Bloom (Youngest)

A custom designed, nurturing space for younger children, where we encourage the development of self-help skills, emotional resilience and early movement.

Our caring Room to Bloom Educators provide early learning experiences and support your child’s exploration within a separate, safe environment.

Little Leaps (Toddlers)

Little Leaps is all about flexibility – meeting the ever-changing needs of your child.

Our programs focus on supporting their social interactions and independence alongside the development of pre-literacy and language skills. Engaging with our community, and with our natural environment, we support their adventurous spirits and zest for learning.

Creative Explorers (Kindergarten)

Our Creative Explorers Room prepares your child for the next stage in their development, thanks to an integrated kindergarten program run by a qualified kindergarten teacher.

The program’s, state-funded curriculum is responsive to your child’s emerging interests and passions, tailoring projects and exploration to develop their skills in numeracy, literacy, logic and school-readiness.

Our Kitchen

Because we believe in nourishing little bodies as well as minds, Kids World provides delicious, freshly cooked meals – breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack – as part of our daily routine. We also feed rumbling tummies as required in between times, because busy kids need all the fuel they can pack in!

Our meals are included in your child care fees and Educators keep a daily log of what your child eats and when, which you can see at the end of each day. While we encourage children to try different types of food, alternative options are provided if a particular meal is adamantly refused and Educators do ensure that every child is adequately nourished.

Our tasty meals, which meet national nutritional guidelines, are prepared on-site by our cook, who is also a trained Food Safety Supervisor. Menus are displayed in the foyer just outside the kitchen, and we encourage your feedback to help us develop healthy, interesting and culturally diverse meals.

We support all feeding choices, providing a comfortable area for breastfeeding mums who wish to return the centre, facilitating storage of expressed breast milk and preparation of formula for your child throughout the day.

Please note that, for the safety of all children, we prefer parents to avoid bringing food into Kids World. We will do our best, so far as is practicable, to support your child’s dietary needs, including allergies and intolerances, cultural or religious restrictions, or individual preferences.

Our Outdoor Environment

At Kids World we jump, run, dig, splash and slide our way through the day. Because the outdoor environment is so important to your child’s physical wellbeing and understanding of their role in a sustainable future, we make sure to offer them a wealth of open air activities each and every day.

We have two separate outdoor play yards, fully equipped with age-appropriate experiences, allowing your child to immerse themselves in everything from gardening and water play to challenging physical activities.

Our belief in a shared responsibility towards the environment, and the need to build a sustainable future, is an important aspect of our educational program. Through our children’s garden we chart the cycle of crops, engage the children in sorting food scraps, teach them about composting and talk about the importance of water, energy and non-renewable resources. We also encourage parents to reinforce the lessons that your children are learning at Kids World, by practicing them in the home – recycling, gardening, conserving energy and water and purchasing sustainable products.

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