KingKids Mooroolbark Childcare: Kindergarten & Daycare Mooroolbark
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Mooroolbark KingKids Early Learning

101-103 Manchester Rd, Mooroolbark, Victoria, 3138

Our Mooroolbark early learning educators 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 MOOROOLBARK EARLY LEARNING CENTRE

Our unique and exciting double-storey kindergarten and childcare 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 DAYCARE’S CHEF-DESIGNED MENU

JESS

Cook

Hi my name is Jess and I have been settling into my new role as the kindergarten chef at KingKids Mooroolbark. I have been a chef for over 15 years and have worked on many exciting projects like working on a TV set providing lunches, to high-end weddings and at board room functions for lawyers.

I have two kids of my own who also attend KingKids so it definitely gives me an upper hand on what they are eating.

All my cooking is fresh on the day and everything I tend to cook is from scratch. I use a lot more of the whole meal flours and use fruits as a natural sweetener. My favourite appliance in the kitchen is the food processor where I blitz and grate lots of vegetables to add to my cooking.

ALI

Kitchen Assistant

Hi Everyone, My name is Alejandro,

I have a certificate in Hospitality and have taken on the role as kitchen assistant and work alongside Jess. My previous experience has been working at Cardinia Club in a busy kitchen prepping lunches.

It’s been very exciting to be a part of this team and learn more about Early Childhood.

NATASHA

Kitchen Assistant

Hi, my name is Tash.I work as a Kitchen Hand on Friday’s.I’ve been working at KingKids for a year, I enjoy my work especially seeing the kids playing outside having a good time.

Who Teaches Us

OUR MOOROOLBARK DAYCARE EDUCATORS
Centre Director Hallam Child care

NAOMI HEARNDEN

CENTRE DIRECTOR

Languages: English

Hi, my name is Naomi.

I have 18yrs experience in the early childhood sector and am passionate and committed to providing a high-quality learning environment for young kids. I believe we are helping to set a positive path for learning and opportunities for children to become successful, confident and engaged members of our community. Our kindergarten in Hallam prides itself on nurturing and supporting children as they learn and ensuring the kids’ individual needs are met.

Mooroolbark Childcare Assistant Director

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 kids’ lives, to be an Educator who supports, encourages, challenges & builds on their early learning on a daily basis.

ARUNA

Educational 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 for working with children. I love to watch kids 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.

NATALIE

Administration Assistant

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CHLOE

Educator

Hi, My name is Chloe,

I’ve recently finished studying my Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

I have always loved being around children. as an educator I love being able to build relationships with children of different ages and watch them grow and develop as individuals.

NICOLE

Educator

Hello my name is Nicole,
I have recently completed my theory in Certificate 3 in Early Childhood and
Education in 2020. I am a Mum with three beautiful daughters of my own.

I am very excited to start my career in getting to know the children and their families. In a work context, my key strengths are my ability to work well within a team environment, supporting colleagues, and contributing to a positive
work culture. I have learnt during the theory part of my course that as Educators we play a strong role in the early development of the many skills our children will use throughout their lives. Importantly, we are laying the foundations for these steps, as the children we educate are nurtured through play-based learning.

ASHLEIGH

Educator

Hi, my name is Ashleigh,
I have been working with children ever since finishing school, I completed my cert 3 in year 11 in 2015, I then completed my diploma early 2020. I worked in OSHC for 4 years before moving into a childcare setting. I enjoy working with children and love to see them smile and laugh everyday. I grew up being a second mother to my little brother and babysitting family friends children so I believe that’s where my interest in working with children has come from.

TESS

Educator

Hi, I’m Tess,
I currently have my certificate 3 in early childhood education and care. I have always wanted to work with children since I was 15 years old. I have strong beliefs towards educating & inspiring young children to grow & learn to their fullest potential & abilities and being their role model. Watching children be happy and confident brings joy to my day and I love being able to do something new every day with the children.

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DANIELLE

Room Leader

Hi my name is Danielle,

I currently hold a diploma of early childhood education and care.
I have been working in childcare since 2011 and have loved every minute, I am so excited to be a part of KingKids family and be a part of the children’s learning and growing.
I believe every child learns and develops at their own pace and I am here to encourage them, guide them and provide them with the tools to thrive.

HOPE

Educator

Hi, my name is Hope,

I am currently completing my cert III of Early childhood Education and Care .

I love to teach and learn with children and knowing that we are helping to guide the next generation and create a real positive difference in their life.

SUI

Educator

Hi, my name is Sui

I’ve recently completed my Early Childhood Education And Care diploma. Growing up, I’ve always desired of working with different groups of children as I love seeing them laugh, enjoy and thrive for a bright future. What makes me most happy is when I assist them with their development, growth and education in any way that I possibly can. 

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VIKKI

Room Leader

Hello my name is Vikki,

I am so excited about joining the KingKids team. I am a mum and a gran who began working in Early Childhood Education after my own Children were all at school.
I have worked over all age groups and love them all, I
love all the things the Children teach me , and hope that in return I am able to support children to be enthusiastic learners who use their imagination to further their knowledge, while feeling supported and respected.

Day care Educator

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 little ones’ independence and agency as well as creating lasting relationships with families and children.

BRENDAN

Educator

Hi I’m Brendan,I have been working in early childhood for eight years now and hold a certificate III in early childhood education and care, I am excited to get know your children and form positive relationships with children and family’s.

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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 kids, to make a positive impact on their lives as they develop and grow.

KYM

Educator

Hi, my name is Kym,

I am a mother of 2 beautiful children, I enjoy working with kids 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 honoured to be a part of the Mooroolbark early learning team at KingKids.

FIONA

Educator

Hi My name is Fiona,

I hold a diploma of children services and been in the field for 20yrs.
I have 2 daughters and 3 stepsons and have previously ran my own family daycare. I love seeing each child develop in there unique own ways and I can’t wait to spend my time with your precious children.

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Nursery Educator

CHYNA-MAY

3yo Kindergarten Teacher

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 kids of all ages and thoroughly enjoy each age group for so many wonderful reasons!

I am very passionate about early education and development and love being able to support kids 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

DONNA

Educator

Hi my name is Donna,

I have my diploma of early childhood education which I completed in 2020.

I began working in childcare whilst still studying and have worked with all age groups in long day care.

Being able to watch as young children grow and develop is my passion, seeing their excitement to take part in new experiences or helping them take the next step in their learning journey.

I really enjoy getting involved with sensory experiences, anything from making play dough to water play and slime.
I have two children of my own at home, my daughter and my step son who are both six.  And we have two fur babies, our dogs, Penny and Max

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MISS ELLEN

Kindergarten Teacher

Hi, I’m Miss Ellen!

I have been a Kindergarten Teacher for 5 years and have experience as an Educational Leader also.
As a Reggio Emilia inspired teacher, I believe following the children’s interests and ensuring the learning environment they are in is like a ‘third teacher’ is important and promotes fulfilling learning opportunities.
I believe creating strong relationships with children is a fundamental component to being an effective teacher and I strive to have a bond with every child I teach.

KELLY

Educator

Hi, my name is Kelly,

I have completed my Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. I am an honest, energetic, and loving mum of two.

I get great satisfaction from spending time teaching and creating with all the children, guiding them, their curious minds and individual personalities. Not a day goes by that the Children don’t make me laugh and smile with joy, they truly brighten up my day.

Mooroolbark day care educator

ISABEL

Educator

Hi, I’m Isabel,

I have a passion to work with children and like-minded people, I find it really amazing to witness kids’ growth and development while supporting their learning journey and emotional needs.

One of my biggest passions is supporting language and social skills through positive interactions and extending their interests and curiosities of the world.

I want to see all children feeling safe, supported, happy and reaching their full potential

ANDREW

Educator

Hi, I’m Andrew,

I have just begun my career in Early Childhood Education after discovering the amazing, hilarious world of early childhood.

I love playing with children, helping them grow, develop and discover their world. I am a strong believer in the importance of having fun, going on adventures, using imagination and taking risks to explore the world we live in and how it works.

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.

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 kids grow, watching them experience, understand and learn from everything through their play.

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.
Kids 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 kids with different cultural backgrounds should be acknowledged and respected and included in the programs when possible.

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AYESHA

Educator

Hi, I’m Ayesha,

I have had the privilege of working as a 3-year-old and 4-year-old kindergarten 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 kids 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.

LILY

Educator

ANUSHA

Educator

Hi, I’m Anusha,

I come to a workplace each day with a smile knowing that my day is going to be filled with love, laughter and curiosity.

I have a passion to learn and teach alongside children, I believe that they have the ability to reach their greatest potential learning and exploring through play.

I have an invested interested in the safety and wellbeing of all kids and I am actively learning more about child welfare.

ARUNA

Educational 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 for working with children. I love to watch kids 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.

NOLEN

Educator

Hi, My name is Nolen.
I have completed my Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.I am very passionate about helping the children develop their emotional, social and physical development through appropriate activities.
I want to be helpful to the children, assisting them and support them with all my abilities. I love being with the children and seeing their happy and smiling faces makes me so happy.

MATTHEW

Educator

Hi, My name is Matt, 

After 30 years in the hospitality and tourism industries where I was in training positions, I decided to make a career change to Early Childhood Education and Care.  Currently I am completing my Certificate III and am enjoying it very much.  The thought of guiding young minds through new social and learning experiences drives me towards preforming an excellent engaging experience with the children and making a positive difference in their lives.

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