Bentleigh: 7068 7866 | Berwick: 8786 7866 | Hallam: 9999 7930 | Narre Warren: 8790 5156 | Rowville: 8738 8770

Book A Tour

Enrol Now

Join Our Team

About KingKids


KingKids Childcare

A passion to nurture, encourage and support children, their early learning and development is what drives everyone at our KingKids childcare centres.

At our childcare centres we offer long day care, or childcare, and kindergarten for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years in the southeast suburbs of Melbourne. Our programs are designed to educate and entertain children throughout their early years and encourage development.

We’re open Monday to Friday from 6.30am to 6.30pm 52 weeks a year, closing only on Public Holidays. The only exception is our Bentleigh early learning centre which will be open from 7.00am to 6.30pm.

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum, activities, childcare rooms, and outdoor spaces are developed around the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework, or VEYLDF. The VEYLDF is built on the recognition that children start learning from birth and that providing children with the right environment, tools, guidance, and methods of learning helps increase their ability become lifelong learners.

Our Rooms

Our rooms are warm and welcoming, providing a safe and encouraging place for your child. The learning environments are designed to encourage learning, play and creativity.

Our Outdoor Spaces

Our outdoor learning spaces are fun natural environments designed to engage children, allow them to explore, be creative and connect with the environment. Filled with fun, age-appropriate play equipment, mud kitchens, sand pits, slides, chill out zones, soil, rocks, grass, plants and trees children are encouraged to engage and interact with the natural environment. Some of our Centres even have cubbies, chicken coops and vegetable gardens.

Our Kitchen

Each of our KingKids childcare centres have fully equipped kitchens and all the healthy, nutritious meals and snacks provided for your child are cooked and prepared daily onsite.

Our Commitment to Inclusion & Diversity

KingKids acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first people of the nation and the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and play. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and families and recognise their continuing connection to Culture, Land, Water and Community and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

KingKids celebrates and welcomes people from all cultures, religions, spiritualities, ages, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities & backgrounds and will ensure that all children and families will be supported to express their culture and enjoy their cultural rights.

Our Team

Our team of trained and experienced early childhood professionals are dedicated to caring for and supporting your child to thrive and develop personally and socially. We provide plenty of activities, education, and care for your child based on their interests and learning goals, keeping them entertained and stimulated. It’s not just childcare, it’s fun care!

Jo MacKenzie-King Executive Director, KingKids
Jo MacKenzie-King

Executive Director

More About Me
As well as being a mum of 4, I hold a Bachelor of Business Studies (Human Resources) and an Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services, giving me the skills needed to govern and genuinely understand all aspects of running Childcare Centres.
Gerard Bolger - General Manager, KingKids Early Learning
Gerard Bolger

General Manager

More About Me

As an authentic people leader with over 20 years’ experience delivering operational outcomes, I think of myself as always accountable, curious, yet kind. I am so happy to be here at KingKids to continue my learning and share my knowledge. I am psych and business trained and use my skills and competence to support our KingKids teams, creating the best possible environment for children to grow, thrive and learn.

Joanne Smiles - Finance Assistant, KingKids
Joanne Smiles

Finance Assistant

More About Me

I have over 14 years’ experience working in finance and payroll roles. I have worked extensively in administration, particularly in HR. I joined KingKids in July 2020, and enjoy working with all our centres.

Carey Jacob - Finance Manager, KingKids
Carey Jacob

Finance Manager

More About Me
A Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years’ experience, I have worked in both SME and multinationals.  I possess a broad range of both technical and commercial accounting skills and have been responsible for numerous process and efficiency improvements.
Christopher Bradshaw Director of Education and Development, KingKids
Christopher Bradshaw

Director of Education & Development

More About Me

I’ve been with the KingKids family for over 9 years, and in that time, I have been a constant student myself. Starting with my Certificate III in Children’s Services, I continually grew my skillset to include a Diploma of early childhood education and care to attaining a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. Most recently, my enrolment in a Master of Educational Leadership has given me the skillset to excel as the Director of Education.

Siti - KingKids Cook
Jordan Stanway

Administration and Compliance Manager

More About Me

I have over 9 years’ experience in the Children’s Services sector within the KingKids family. I hold a Diploma of Children’s services and years’ experience as an Educator, Assistant Director and Centre Director.  My time within KingKids has assisted me in building a skillset and passion for leadership, education, inclusion and safety.


At KingKids we know how important it is to support our families, team members, community, and children. Each year we collaborate with our KingKids community to fundraise for organisations that support people close to our heart.

This year we have chosen to fundraise for two wonderful organisations that give back to the community and support children and families in many ways. The organisations are:

VACCA (Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency)

VACCA supports culturally strong, safe and thriving Aboriginal communities.

VACCA believe in Aboriginal peoples’ right to self-determination, the rights of the child and we commit to upholding Victorian Aboriginal cultural protocols.

VACCA delivers more than 50 programs across Victoria that help to support culturally strong, thriving & safe Aboriginal communities. These thriving communities mean strong Aboriginal Children.

VACCA’s services support Aboriginal children and adults in Victoria and can be accessed by non-Aboriginal people who have an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander family member, such as children or a partner.

All monitory donations collected in 2022 by the KingKids community will be donated to VACCA to help them support children and families.

Backpacks 4 Vic Kids

Did you know that 45,000 Australian children are in an out of home care placement such as foster care? There are around 4000 new placements each year in Victoria alone.

Often children are placed quickly into foster care, kinship care or emergency accommodation without much more than what they are wearing at the time. Backpacks 4 Vic Kids provide them with a few essential items to ease feelings of loss and to help with their relocation.

Looking For A Childcare Centre?

Get in Touch By Phone Or Email

Please contact your closest centre using the details below:


Located in service lane, driveway before Coles service station

Phone: (03) 9999 7930


Enter via Stud Road, next to La Porchetta

Phone: (03) 8738 8770