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Mooroolbark KingKids

101-103 Manchester Rd, Mooroolbark, Victoria, 3138

Our Team members are undertaking Covid-19 infection control and training, to minimise the risk and protect our community too.

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Where We Learn

Our Centre

Our unique and exciting double story centre in Mooroolbark is complete with natural indoor and outdoor spaces that stimulate learning and exploration for every age.
Our excellent programs and emerging curriculum are purpose built and created by the children, families and educators within the environment focussing on the interests, ideas and conversations we have throughout each day. Our 6 educational rooms ranging from babies through to Kindergarten and exceptional educators create a warm, welcoming and nurturing environment that your family will feel like you just belong.

Where We Play

Gallery of photos

What We Eat

Our Chef-Designed Menu

Jacqui

Cook

 Hi I’m Jacqui,
I have been a chef for over 12 years, working in Childcare, Aged Care and hospitality industry.  I feel that my true calling is in the Early Childhood Sector.
I have a Cert IV in Commercial Cookery and have completed studies through Nutrition Australia, Healthy Eating Advisory Service and Feed Australia.
I believe that life is all about gaining knowledge, and sharing it with others, I feel that education is a lifelong process to gain knowledge I value Early childhood education as the foundation for lifelong learning.
I believe that every child is a unique individual and should be viewed, respected and treated as such.  I feel that all children deserve to have the highest quality nutritional information and procedure available to them so they can enjoy a nutritionally balanced diet that is also pleasing to the eye, which will nourish them throughout their day. I believe that by working in early childhood education that we have an important role in preparing children for good lifelong eating habits, we can lead, coach and facilitate their different needs.
I believe that our menu choices should reflect that of our community, and I cater for all dietary restrictions, allergies and cultural needs.

Who Teaches Us

Mooroolbark Educators

COLLEEN BRAVERY

CENTRE DIRECTOR

Hi, I’m Colleen,

 I have been working in the early childhood industry for over twenty years. I have worked in long day care, sessional kinder and ran my own family day care from home.

I am passionate about developing relationships with not only the children in my care but their families as well. I believe children learn through play and learn best when they are feeling safe, secure and supported. I believe every child is important and needs time to be allowed to develop at their own rate.  I believe “It takes a village to raise a child” and I am excited to be part of your village.

KATHY ISIDRO

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

 and Cultural Inclusion Officer

Languages: Hungarian & English

Hi, I’m Kathy, I am the Assistant Director at KingKids Mooroolbark.

I became an early childhood Educator because I want to make a difference in children’s lives, to be an Educator who supports, encourages, challenges & builds on the children’s learning on a daily basis.

KIRSTEN

Educational Leader

Hi I’m Kirsten,

I am an educator at KingKids Mooroolbark.  Early childhood is such an important time in a child’s life and I whole heartedly believe in providing a safe, secure and happy environment for all children. A happy child, I believe is healthier, learns better and displays positive behaviours.

I am a mother of 2 Children and feel privileged to be able to nurture ans support the Children at KingKids, contributing my experience and knowledge. I am passionate in creating a supportive and inclusive environment, supporting the children in their development, helping them build on their strengths and seeing them reach their full potential.

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CHYNA-MAY

Room Leader

Hi, my name is Chyna-May. I completed my Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care in 2016 and have been working in the field since. I have experience working with young children of all ages and thoroughly enjoy each age group for so many wonderful reasons!

I am very passionate about early education and children’s development and love being able to support children and families through these early stages.

I am so excited to be a part of the team here at KingKids and look forward to learning and growing together

KYM

Educator

Hi am Kym,
I am a mother of 2 beautiful children, I enjoy working with children and watching and helping them develop skills in order to grow and learn as an individual.
I am currently working towards my certificate 3 of early childhood education and care. I enjoy engaging with children of all ages and developmental levels and I am honored to be apart of the king kids team.

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ROSE

Room Leader

GEORGIA

Educator

Hi, I’m Georgia

I have been working in Early Childhood for over 4years and have enjoyed every moment . I am passionate about children’s independence and agency as well as creating lasting relationships with families and children.

ISABELLE

Educator

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TAYLAH

Room Leader

& Child Welfare Officer

Hi, I’m Taylah.

I am currently working towards my Diploma in Early Childhood education and care and have been working in the education and care industry for 8 years.

I am passionate about children’s education, development and care. The most important thing to me is to be an inspiration and an advocate for children who may not have the ability to communicate their needs or understand their emotions. I feel privileged to work in such a space that I can use my passion and skills to create positive change in Children and families lives.

SHAYLAH

Educator

Hi, I’m Shayla,

 I am a qualified Cert.III educator currently studying my Diploma in Early Childhood Education. I have always enjoyed working with children and coming from a large family it is a natural progression into a career path. I’m passionate about children exploring and investigating their environment to see the possibilities and opportunities it offers.

MONTY

Educator

Hi my name is Monty,

I’m an educator at KingKids Mooroolbark. I hold a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care, and am currently studying a Diploma of Nursing. I am hardworking and friendly, and I like making connections with people. As an educator, I want to work hard to develop strong, positive, open relationships with children, their families, and other educators. I also like working with a team who are passionate about Early Childhood Education & Care as I like developing relationships with children and parents, helping them to build confidence and resilience as they grow.

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ARUNA

Room Leader

Hi, I am Aruna,

I am a Diploma qualified educator and have 6 years of experience working with young children.  I am an enthusiastic and passionate person who has a great interest and passion working with children. I love to watch children explore and learn from their environment, I enjoy interacting with them and enjoy their smiles and little discoveries they make during their day. As a mother of two beautiful children I believe good nurturing, love and care benefits the growth and development in their early years. I believe I can make a difference in their lives while they begin to move towards their journey of life.

SMITHA

Educator

Hi I’m Smitha,

I have worked as a high school teacher and principal for 20 years and have been in the early childhood industry since 2008. I have worked with all different age groups and feel so privileged to work with children as I am a very caring, passionate and nurturing person. I love to see the best of children and to see them feel safe and supported.

I am a dedicated mother and grandmother within my beautiful family and believe that each child is an individual, as an Educator I will always value and develop each and every child’s strengths, interests, skills, abilities and knowledge to extend their learning.

I am very much excited to be a part of the KingKids family.

RENEE

Educator

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LOUISE. S

Educator

Hi my name is Louise.

Working with children has always been my passion. I have been working in childcare for 12 years now and have loved every minute. I love the imagination of children and seeing what kind of things they can create by using it.

I look forward to working with you and your children.

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GURLAL

Kindergarten Teacher

Languages: English, Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu.

Hello, I am Gurlal,

This year will be is my first year as a teacher at King Kids. I am excited for all the exploring, learning and fun we have coming on our way.

I have a Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University and Graduate diploma in Early Childhood education from RMIT University. I have my younger brother, mother and father in my family. I have always loved being around children as I like to see them learn and grow to be strong individuals and I appreciate the fact that I can play a part in their journey of learning and growing up.

I have grown up overseas in Punjab and I did my studies here in Australia. I have been in Australia for 6 years.

I have had a passion to be a teacher since childhood and I can’t express my joy in words as I am so happy because I finally have a fantastic opportunity to be one.

KEERA

Educator

Hi, I’m Keera,

I hold my Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. I have had a great passion for child development from a young age. I have great memories from when my younger sister was born; it was so enjoyable to watch her as she grew and learnt new skills. This is where my passion came from and made me realise that I want to be around children, to make a positive impact on their lives as they develop and grow.

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GABBY

Educator

Hi I’m Gabby,

I have been working the Early Childhood education and care industry for 2 years and have loved every minute of it. I have always loved being around children and watching them as they develop and grow into strong independent people. I enjoy developing relationships with families and children and love to continuously learn throughout my professional journey. I enjoy every aspect of Child development from crawling, walking, self help and independence.

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MISS CAZ

Kindergarten Teacher

Hi, I’m Ildi

I have been an Educator for 14 years, starting as an Additional Assistant with Connections at various Kinders, then when my children got older, I began working in long day care. I have a passion for integration in Early Learning as well as supporting each child in their social, emotional, physical and intellectual development and setting them up with positive attitudes for lifelong learning.

Hi, my name is Miss Caz,

I am the 4 year old Kindergarten Teacher here at KingKids Mooroolbark. I started my teaching career in primary school, but as soon as I experienced the level of growth and development that happens in the Early Years, I instantly fell in love! I am proud to call this beautiful Centre my home.

Taylah and I run a play-based educational program in accordance with the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF), so that we are not just preparing our children for going to school, but also to be truly great citizens today, in every aspect of their young lives.

Ildi

Educator

Hi, I’m Ildi

I have been an Educator for 14 years, starting as an Additional Assistant with Connections at various Kinders, then when my children got older, I began working in long day care. I have a passion for integration in Early Learning as well as supporting each child in their social, emotional, physical and intellectual development and setting them up with positive attitudes for lifelong learning.

Cheryl

Educator

Languages: Mandarin and English

Hi, I’m Cheryl

Being in Early Childhood inspires me to become a more creative, patient and responsive person. I believe interacting with children allows me to learn new things everyday and gain new perspectives towards, which helps me to create different learning approaches that can suit them perfectly. I truly believe what we teach should be done passionately.

Support Educators

LIZZY

Educator

& Workplace Health & Safety Officer

Hi, I’m Lizzy

As an Early Childhood Educator I find it truly rewarding. Helping guide all the children and their families through their first years of life, is such a privilege. And seeing all the smiles on their faces, most certainly makes my day.

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STACEY

Educator

Hi, I’m Stacey

I’ve held my Advanced Diploma in Community Services since 1997. Over the 20 plus years I have loved working with children and families and have found, especially after having my own three children, how much I love watching children grow, watching them experience, understand and learn from everything through their play.

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AYESHA

Educator

(Maternity Leave)

Hi, I’m Ayesha,

I have had the privilege of working as a 3 year old and 4 year old Kinder teacher in the last 7 years as well as working with children of other ages. It is fair to say that I have a real passion for the Mooroolbark centre being a parent and educator, watching my child and other children enjoy and grow in their time at KingKids Mooroolbark. I enjoy taking the time to get to know the children and families and love the variety and challenge that each day brings.
Research shows that environmental factors play a critical role in enabling children to grow and fully realise their potential. It is through ‘Nurture’ that man is able to figure out who he is. I believe that once a child feels cared for, secure and supported that’s when he or she will go on to learn, grow and meet his or her full potential. My work as an educator is rewarding not only because I teach children but because I learn so much more from them.

LOUISE

Educator

Hi I’m Louise,

I believe that children should be given the opportunity to learn and explore their surroundings that are offered to them.
Children should be treated as individuals as they are all different and learn at their own pace.
I believe that Educators should respect each parent and be honest and sincere with them when they require information about their child’s welfare and development.
I believe that children with different cultural backgrounds should be acknowledged and respected and included in the programs when possible.

KRISTINA

Educator

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KATHERINE

Educator

Hi, I’m Katherine,

I am an enthusiastic and passionate Early Childhood Educator, I love to contribute and make a positive difference in the Children’s learning journey.  I intend to demonstrate skills by communicating with children and Educators, planning, organising and implementing an emerging curriculum.

I particularly enjoy scaffolding children’s comprehensive development in line with the EYLF, VEYLF and NQS. My teaching philosophy is to provide plenty of opportunities for children to create and develop their skills and intentionally teach based on the children’s interests, reflect on those experiences and ensure children receive high quality education and care.

LISA

Educator

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What’s Coming Up

Mooroolbark Events & Blog
  • We would like to invite all mothers, grandmothers and special people to join us for a lovely day. We will be hosting a celebratory afternoon tea and lot’s of fun activities.  ...

  • Come to KingKids dressed as your favourite Super Hero! Throughout the day we will enjoy activities and games....

  • We will be celebrating Anzac Day by enjoying fun activities throughout the day. Join us in learning the history of Anzac day. Lest We Forget....

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  • Good news! Book Week 2020 will now be held in October on the following dates: OCTOBER 17-23 2020...

  • National Science Week 2020 is coming! Virtual tours, online events, DIY science and more across Australia from 15 – 23 August https://www.scienceweek.net.au/...

  • Jeans for Genes Day 2020 will be on Friday, 7th August! This national event supports Children’s Medical Research Institute and helps find cures for children’s genetic diseases. Volunteers across the country sell merchandise, collect donations and spread the word about Jeans for Genes on the day....

  • August 4th 2020 – Children’s Day is a chance for everyone to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and traditions, and the importance of children in their early years growing up strong in culture and identity....

  • As the world trudges through times of such uncertainty the stories of community, support and gratitude continue to emerge. The strength, compassion and caring nature of the KingKids community only demonstrates that together we are stronger. COVID-19 has swept through Australia causing many businesses to close and in turn, people to lose their jobs. We are extremely empathetic to anyone in this situation and know that some of our families has been affected by this. We know this can be difficult for some people to cope with and urge anyone feeling concerned to seek professional advice. Sadly, the Children’s Services......

  • What a night! Our Educators, Families & Industry Professionals attended KingKids & "The Resilience Project - Hugh van Cuylenburg"...

Contact Mooroolbark KingKids

(03) 9727 3806