Jo MacKenzie-King always wanted a big family. After having four children with husband Andy, she said “OK, it’s time for number 5”, he responded with “Whoa enough is enough, I think we need to get the Childcare Centre you’ve always wanted so you can get your baby fix” and KingKids was born. Jo went back to study and completed her Diploma Children’s Services and in October 2012 they purchased their first Centre in Berwick, aiming to offer childcare and kindergarten services to local families. They transformed this Centre from one where quality was lacking to the first centre in the City of Casey to be awarded as Exceeding the National Quality Standards.
Fast forward two years, KingKids Berwick had a long waiting list and a childcare centre down the road in Narre Warren was closing down, providing KingKids with the opportunity to provide childcare and education for more local families. Less than 12 months later, KingKids Narre Warren becomes the 2nd Centre in the City of Casey to be rewarded with a rating as Exceeding the National Quality Standards.
In November 2017, KingKids was fortunate to secure the lease of a brand new state of the art Centre in Rowville, raising the bar in terms of what quality childcare and early education looks like. Sadly, only months after opening, Andy passed away. He would have been so proud of the new KingKids Rowville Centre.
In 2019, Sally became an Executive Director of the KingKids organisation and together with Executive Director Jo, KingKids opened a new Centre in Mooroolbark with the enthusiasm and drive to create another outstanding KingKids Centre for our families.
KingKids are currently building our 5th Centre in Hallam, due to open in 2020. Many exciting times ahead for our KingKids organisation.
Providing a quality childcare service that “excites children and delights families” was Andy’s mantra so to honour his memory, the KingKids team continues to strive to be the best that they can be and make a positive difference in the lives of our communities.
KingKids Head Office
Phone Number: 03 9763 9354
Great Educators, loving family atmosphere, my kids love going!
I just want to write a quick thank you to this amazing centre! My son Dane started here at Berwick one day a week after my surgery. He now does two days confidently and absolutely loves it and is learning so much. The ladies made sure that from day one myself my husband and my son were all looked after and I can't thank them enough, there warm welcome, smiling faces and updates on Dane's progress is spot on. Thank you again ladies, I am forever greatful!
Such an amazing atmosphere, and staff are always smiling. I felt very welcomed and also appreciated the dedication for art in the center!
Both my boys are here and I can not recommend it enough. The staff are all incredibly welcoming, nurturing and caring. The standard of care is excellent and the quality and variety of food is excellent. The outside area is huge and varied, with cubby houses, slides, water play, bikes, growing plants, reading area and kitchen cubby. It truly is a wonderland for kids. Amazing centre!
Our daughter loves going to KingKids! The early childhood educators are incredible and so loving. As parents, it’s hard to leave your child in the hands of someone else but we feel so confident when dropping her off. It’s always so nice to hear about our daughters day and all of the activities she gets up to! We couldn’t recommend this place more highly!