Kool Kidz is coming to Charlemont early 2024
Kool Kidz Charlemont will be an early learning, Kindergarten and childcare service located on Precinct Road in Charlemont with lots of play areas for babies to Kindergarten children to develop and grow. Inside our architecturally designed, age-appropriate classrooms, your child will find an extensive selection of entertaining and educational books and toys.
Our Kool Beginnings Curriculum will deliver an educational care program to nurture children from 6 weeks right up until they move on to primary school. We will even have a dedicated kitchen and chef that will make sure growing bodies are well fuelled to develop and explore. Express your interest in Kool Kidz Charlemont and stay up to date with service developments and enrolment details.
Express your interest in Kool Kidz Charlemont today!
Express your interest in Kool Kidz Charlemont today!
Express your interest in Kool Kidz Charlemont
Kool Kidz Charlemont will be a place for your child to grow, explore and learn skills to last a lifetime!
Frequently Asked Questions
Kool Kidz Charlemont, the first Kool Kidz in Geelong Victoria is currently being built and is expected to open in the first quarter of 2024 but this is subject to change.
Kool Kidz Charlemont Childcare will operate year round from 6:30am to 6:30pm except for public holidays. Yes, we even open during school holidays.
At the moment, we are only accepting expressions of interest. As the opening date approaches, we will reach out to families who have registered their information with us and provide an enrolment kit.
Kool Kidz Charlemont will offer care for babies from 6 months old to Kindergarten children up to 6 years old.
Kool Kidz services support the inclusion of all children to participate in the programs that we offer. Services can access a range of supports to ensure that children’s needs can be met while attending a Kool Kidz.
The daily fee for our Charlemont, Victoria location is yet to be determined and will be finalised as we approach the opening date. Rest assured, the daily fee will encompass all-inclusive services such as meals, nappies (if needed), as well as exciting incursions and excursions.
This is processed through Centrelink – you can apply online or over the phone.
The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) works on a sliding scale system, meaning that the more income your household generates, the less help you will receive from the CCS. Conversely, the less income that your household generates, the more benefits you are entitled to from the CCS. Contact your Kool Kidz service manager/ operator to determine how much of your child’s fees will be covered by CCS.
We will schedule an Open Day for the Charlemont childcare service closer to the opening date. To stay informed about our opening day, please register your details with us. If you are unable to attend the Open Day, you can still book a tour once the service officially begins operations.
Kool Kidz Charlemont will be offering 3 & 4 year old Kindergarten with qualified Kindergarten teachers. As of 2023, funded Kindergarten of up to $2,000 per child will be provided by the Victorian Government for children enrolled in long daycare like Kool Kidz. For more information, read more here
Kool Kidz Charlemont will provide above ratio staff to ensure each child receives the ultimate in care and early learning.
ACECQA (Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority) The National Quality Framework is Australia’s system for regulating early learning and school-age care, including legislation and national quality standards, sector profiles and data, and learning framework.
Cognitive development in early learning is best defined as how children think, explore and work things out. It is the development of knowledge, skills, problem solving and dispositions, which help children to think about and understand the world around them. Our team uses play to help the children learn new skills as this is a technique shown to work well with young children.
Many factors determine this. There is the general age used as the standard benchmark, but other factors, including the child’s emotional and intellectual development, should always be considered.
There are many ways to help develop communications skills. If you’re worried about your child’s development, a chat with your educator is a great start. We would also encourage any worried parent to consult with their chosen medical professions (GPO/Paediatrician etc.)
Reading and chatting with your child is a great way to foster learning of language and comprehension. Playing games focused on language use is also a fun way to grow these skills.
All Kool Kidz Childcare centres offer a child-safe environment. Our Charlemont service is no exception with state-of-the-art finger or face recognition scanning facilities and our above staff ratio ensures the safety of your children while they are in our care.
We are an equal opportunity employer, meaning we encourage educators of all ages, gender and ethnicities to be part of our team. We use incursion days as a chance to educate our children about different cultures and continually foster an attitude of respect and kindness for all in our centres.
Our centre foster learning through play which means the children are kept active every day. We also have outdoor play ears in every centre, ensuring that our kids have a chance to run and play every day.
We encourage our kids to bond with their educators and their playmates, so they feel like our centre is an extension of their home every day.
Play-based learning offers children a fun way to discover their interests, abilities and limitations. It encourages imagination, investigation and exploration. It also provides them with a way to learn about social interactions and boundaries safely and in a fun way. By linking learning to play, we are helping foster a life long love of learning through positive associations.