Kool Kidz Childcare Merrifield

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Kool Kidz Childcare Merrifield is a purpose-built Early Learning, Childcare and Kindergarten service that provides a safe, fun and exciting environment to explore, learn and grow in for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.

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Purpose-built Merrifield Childcare and Kinder service

Think all childcare centres are the same? Then you need to see Kool Kidz Merrifield for yourself! You will absolutely love it.

All children’s playrooms have a spacious play area, an abundance of educational resources and fun toys, art and craft supplies and colourful books. There are dedicated sleeping areas and easy access to baby change tables and toilet facilities throughout the premises.

The service also has a well-equipped outdoor play area and a separate kitchen that allows staff to provide healthy meals and snacks while catering for special dietary needs

Family owned and operated

Kool Kidz curriculum

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Play based learning

3 & 4 year old funded Kindergarten

Incursions & excursions

All meals prepared daily by on-site chef

Qualified educators

Longer hours 6:30am – 6:30pm

What Parents Are Saying About Kool Kidz Merrifield

Come in for a visit and see Kool Kidz Merrifield for yourself!

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Kindergarten

Give your child the best start to early learning by enrolling them into 3 or 4 year old kindergarten.

Your child will be guided by a kindergarten teacher who will learn through play in a supportive environment and implement the Kool Kidz curriculum to prepare them for school focusing on each child’s individual needs.

Why choose Kool Kidz 3 & 4 year old Kindergarten?
  • Receive up to $2,050 of kinder funding per child
  • Kindergarten is available 5 days a week, 52 weeks of the year
  • Longer hours 6:30am to 6:30pm
  • All meals included
  • A range of incursions and excursions included
  • School Readiness funded plans 
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Play-based learning

Children enjoy our early childhood learning programs because we make their learning experience fun.

All children’s playrooms have spacious child-safe play areas, educational resources and fun toys, art and craft supplies and colouring books to keep children learning through play. We also have an abundance of safe outdoor play areas for inquisitive minds to develop their social, physical and creative skills in nurturing environment.

Our Kool Beginnings curriculum and kinder program are based on the Early Years Learning Framework and delivered each day by our passionate team and experienced teachers from diverse backgrounds.

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Benefits of Outdoor Play

Give your child every advantage

Kool Kidz Merrifield provides a learning environment where children enjoy several incursion activities including a mix of movement, dance, music and active play all in one educational program.

Our fitness program will teach the children ball skills through a variety of different sports. By engaging children’s motor skills, cognitive development, and creativity, children learn and develop while having fun.

Join us for a tour of Kool Kidz Merrifield

Come in for a guided tour of Kool Kidz Merrifield and discover a place for your child to grow, explore and learn skills to last a lifetime! Our service manager will show your our secure, purpose built childcare facilities and be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Kool Kidz Childcare Merrifield

35-45 Errol Boulevard,
Mickleham, VIC 3064

P: 03 8723 9900
E: merrifield@koolkidzchildcare.com.au

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday, 6.30am – 6.30pm
Closed Public Holidays

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As the leaves begin to change colour and eventually fall, the children also begin to find red leaves in the yard. Today we collected fallen leaves and other natural materials and gathered them in a large tray with magnifying glass and tongs to play with.

This activity aimed to introduce the concept of seasons to the babies. In the yard, they may have noticed that we are now wearing warmer clothes and the change of colour of colour in the trees around us. Playing with such materials provides children with a different sensory experience than usual, touching and feeling crunchy, bumpy, rough and smoother textures. It also helps them develop coordination in the hands and fingers whilst stimulating creativity and imagination.
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As the leaves begin to change colour and eventually fall, the children also begin to find red leaves in the yard. Today we collected fallen leaves and other natural materials and gathered them in a large tray with magnifying glass and tongs to play with. 

This activity aimed to introduce the concept of seasons to the babies. In the yard, they may have noticed that we are now wearing warmer clothes and the change of colour of colour in the trees around us. Playing with such materials provides children with a different sensory experience than usual, touching and feeling crunchy, bumpy, rough and smoother textures. It also helps them develop coordination in the hands and fingers whilst stimulating creativity and imagination.Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

Today, we had a special visit from Claire’s mother Rosselle. The children learnt about the First Aid, and waht an Ambulance services from a professional nurse.

Rosselle talked about the importance hand hygiene to keep us healthy and explained the hand washing procedures to children.
She also talked to children about how to call 000 for help in case children got hurt. We also had a discussion about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables and drinking water for a healthy body.

The children were inspired when Rosselle shared her job responsibilities and care that nurses provide to patients. Then shared that they also want to be in the care profession:)

Thanks Rosselle for inspiring our young learners with your knowledge and time.
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Today, we had a special visit from Claire’s mother Rosselle. The children learnt about the First Aid,  and waht an Ambulance services from a professional nurse. 

Rosselle talked about the importance hand hygiene to keep us healthy and explained the hand washing procedures to children.
She also talked to children about how to call 000 for help in case children got hurt. We also had a discussion about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables and drinking water for a healthy body.

The children were inspired when Rosselle shared her job responsibilities and care that nurses provide to patients. Then shared that they also want to be in the care profession:)

Thanks Rosselle for inspiring our young learners with your knowledge and time.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The Kool Kidz service operates all year round, except public holidays being closed.

The services hours of care are Monday to Friday, 6:30am to 6:30pm.

Kool Kidz adopts a holistic approach to the learning and development of children, with a play-based approach to learning. You can read more about our childcare philosophy.

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.

Kool Kidz has a strong belief in the continuity of staff, meaning that we will endeavour to keep children with the same educators for as long as possible.

Kool Kidz has a roster of experienced and passionate staff who are well equipped and experienced in settling children; our team always acts first with kindness and compassion. For an unwell child, Kool Kidz has stringent policies in place to protect both the unwell child and the other children and educators in the service. Kool Kidz also has an orientation program to assist with settling children into the new environment; parents will have the opportunity to help settle their children into care during orientation and help their child foster a bond with their educator.

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.

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.

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.

There are so many ways to research and many factors to consider when choosing. Using online platforms such as Toddle or Care for Kids can be a great place to start. Asking other parents about their experiences is also a great choice. We always recommend going into the centre, meeting the staff and doing a tour as an essential step in deciding.

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.