College Kids provides Before and After School Care along with Vacation Care for school aged children up to 12 years. During school terms the child care centre in Calamvale is open from 6:30 am to 9:00 am, and 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm. During the vacation period, our centre opening times are from 6:30am to 6:30pm including pupil free days, but excluding public holidays.
Before School Care offers a range of stimulating activities to get your children’s minds warmed up leading into the school day. The After School Care program allows the children plan their own afternoon activities selected from a list provided and with consultation from parents, assistance with homework can be provided by our experienced and qualified educators.
Care is also provided for the school holidays to keep the children’s minds active and drive away some of the boredom of the long breaks. This holiday care offers a wide range of activities and excursions to put some variety into the holiday schedule.
My Time, Our Place
Our qualified educators plan experiences which develop children’s skills in all developmental areas and are a part of the My Time, Our Place Learning Framework. This framework puts children’s learning at the core and comprises of three inter-related elements: Principles, Practice and Learning Outcomes. All three elements are fundamental to school aged care pedagogy and curriculum decision-making. Fundamental to the Federal Government’s framework is a view of children’s lives as characteristics by Belonging, Being and Becoming.
The framework conveys the highest expectations for all school aged children’s learning and social development. It communicates these expectations through the following five Learning Outcomes:
- Children have a strong sense of identity
- Children are well connected with and contribute to their world
- Children have a strong sense of well being
- Children are confident and involved learners
- Children are effective communicators
Play activities planned by our educators allow children to naturally develop and have the opportunity to guide their own learning. Activity outcomes and individual observations on your child are documented in your children’s portfolio to assist in extending their skills and abilities.
Children have the opportunity for both indoor and outdoor play as part of the morning, afternoon and school holiday programs. The outdoor area is an essential part of the learning environment for children. All age groups utilise our specifically designed playgrounds to test their co-ordination, balance, skills, strength and social development in a fun and engaging environment.
Working in partnership with families, our educators use the learning outcomes to guide their planning for children’s learning. In order to engage children actively in learning, our educators identify the children’s strengths and interests, choose appropriate teaching strategies and design the learning environment.
Our routines allow time for individual play/learning, small group play/learning and large group sessions. Children’s language and literacy skills are further developed during these times, as children are involved in storytelling, drama, poems and games. Music also plays a large part during these sessions as children are able to experiment with dancing, singing and exercising their bodies. Science and cooking activities also further develops the children’s interest in the world around them and gives lifelong skills as they interact with texts and different technologies.
How long have you been working in childcare?
I have been in the Child Care Industry for 7 years and have a passion for Children and Youth.
What is your favourite part of working at the centre?
My favourite part of being a part of College Kids OSHC is that our service truly creates play, leisure and learning. I also work with a passionate team who are truly devoted to our service and the families which makes coming in everyday a pleasure and a privilege to lead such an amazing team of Educators.
What qualifications do you hold?
Certificate and Diploma of Children’s Services
What are you most proud of at your centre?
The Educators and the dedication and passion that they have for the families and children that attend our service. Our Educators use their strengths and capabilities to the best of their ability each and every day. Using the children’s interests, knowledge and strengths our Educators create our physical environment, programs and activities that incorporate each child in our services daily routines.
What is your favourite inspirational quote?
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
What inspired you to become an educator?
My Nanna and Aunty are both Teachers and growing up I feel I have taken their knowledge and skill into my career, always having them to turn to when I need ideas, or guidance. I also enjoyed working alongside my best friend for 3 years and sharing our passion for Education together, finishing our studies together and building our careers alongside one another.
What is your philosophy about educating children?
My philosophy of Education is that all children are unique and must have a stimulating Educational Environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. It is my desire to create this type of atmosphere where students can meet their full potential. I will provide a safe environment where students are invited to share their ideas and take risks throughout our service. I believe children are capable of constructing their own learning this way which will benefit them throughout their time here at College Kids OSHC.
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
What is one of your hobbies?
I love fishing in my kayak, Going four wheel driving on the beach and out bush in my Jeep and Camping with my family and friends. Also hanging out with my dog Locker in the back yard, taking him swimming in our dams.
What message would you like to tell parents considering your centre?
Our Team is 110% dedicated to our service. As a team we love that we, as Educators, can make a difference in the lives of the children who cross our paths. Our service is very homely, warm and family orientated and we would love for you to come and join us here at College Kids World of Learning OSHC.
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
|Before School Care
||After School Care
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Breakfast – Before School Care and Vacation Care
- Lunch – Vacation Care (excluding excursions)
- Afternoon Tea – After School Care
- Sustainability program
- Veggie garden
- On-site parking
- Fully air-conditioned
- Large, natural play environments
- Water Play area
Our centre also offers a vacation care program for children from 5-12 years old. We make life easier for our parents with extended operating hours and affordable fees. Our vacation care programs has a variety of activities with a focus on fun and learning! Your child will have endless amounts of fun with a mix of in-centre activities, indoor and outdoor play and visits to the community. Don’t miss out on a spot in our vacation care this coming holiday, Enquire today!
Reviews and Testimonials
See what some of our parents say about our centre:
“My 3 children, Bodhana, Cooper and Milena, attend College Kids for before and after school care, and have done ever since our eldest Bodhana started school (she is now in Yr 4). I find that the centre has a “family” feel to it and the staff treat our children with kindness and respect. I love the flexibility of later pickups if your child wants to participate in an after-school activity and we have peace of mind that our children are in a safe and trusted environment. The price is also very reasonable compared to other centres. I highly recommend sending your children to College Kids.”
“My daughter Trinity goes to College Kids OSHC for the past year, for after school care service and vacation care. She really enjoys attending the centre, and finds the staff are friendly, approachable, caring, and professional. The centre provides nutritious meals and a safe environment for the kids to learn and play. Trinity really enjoys the school vacation activities which changes daily with either a different theme or outing and she loves the staffs dressing up and joining in some activites with the children, making it fun and entertaining for all. Overall as a parent, i am very pleased with this centre and would highly recommend the before and after school care service and the fantastic vacation care program being offered.”
“My son has been attending College Kids for the past 2 years and loves it. He especially looks forward to the holiday program. Each and every vacation program has been amazing. Thanks to all the staff for their support in the learning and development of my little man.”
“My son has been going to college kids for couple months now and he enjoys going and spending time with the staff and kids.he looks forward to every holidays when they do fun things. The staff are very friendly and I give them a top marking of 10/10.”
We’d love to welcome you to one of our World of Learning Early Education centres. If you would like to register your interest in a place at College Kids World of Learning, please fill out the childcare enrolment form below. One of our educators will then be in touch to discuss your needs.
Please note: filling in this form does not guarantee a place. We recommend visiting a centre for a tour and meeting our friendly educators.