Preparing for school

We’ve been operating Care for Kindies for over 20 years so we have prepared thousands of children for their schooling journey. Our specially designed programs focus on school preparedness to ensure our children develop the necessary day-to-day skills they will need for school. These skills include being able to follow instructions, adhering to routine, lining up,…

What to do about “fussy eaters”

Do you find meal preparation and mealtime difficult due to a fussy eater in your family? You’re not alone! It can be terribly frustrating when your child does not want to eat the healthy food you prepared and things can get messy if it is thrown all over the floor! Instead of worrying about fussy eating, it is important…

Our guide to toilet training

Toilet training can be a difficult and sometimes stressful process for both children and parents. It is important that parents/caregivers remain consistent and try to make the process as calm and enjoyable as possible. Learning to use the toilet is a big milestone in a child’s development and it is important to remember that every…

Gym fun

At Care for Kindies we focus on creating an atmosphere where our children feel energised and engaged. We have a gym program at each of our four centres.  As part of our gym program, we encourage our children to be active, healthy and happy young beings. Young children are constantly growing and becoming more aware of…

The power of music

It is well known that children’s faces light up when singing, dancing, moving and playing instruments. Not only have studies shown that it can activate happiness in children, it has also been shown to aid in developing a range of important skills. What benefits do children gain from music? Improved speech and vocabulary result from…

Five minutes with Tess

Tess Cook looks after HR and Administration at our Head Office. We sat down with Tess to find out what motherhood means to her and she shares her own experience of sending her son, Jack to our Margaret St centre. Tess enjoys the sense of ‘family’ at Care for Kindies and sent her own son…

Thriving in the first month of child care

This is an exciting time, although we understand that the first month can be challenging for you or your child. The new routine can be made easier by planning ahead and being prepared for what to expect. Here are some tips to help you and your child get through the first month in their new…

What we believe in

For over 20 years, we have created an environment where children access the love, care and warmth they need to be able to thrive. We follow four simple approaches, which underpin everything we do… We believe in smiles We focus on creating an atmosphere where the children feel energised and engaged. The children’s emotional wellbeing…

Keeping the children busy over the Easter break

The year is absolutely flying by and somehow we have managed to get all the way to April in the blink of an eye. As we approach the Easter break, a lot of parents (like ourselves) look forward to having some extra time on our hands and being able to take a break from our…