To empower children and their families to grow and develop positively, from the early years and beyond.
The Kinder Tick
All of our Early Years kinders use the Kinder Tick as we are an approved provider of a Victorian Government funded kindergarten program. That means your child is taking part in an evidence-informed, play-based learning program that meets government guidelines. Research shows the pre-school years are critical when it comes to supporting learning and development — and that the right support at these ages can help benefit children into their school years and beyond.
Our Early Years Model
At Kids First we know that you want to choose the best kindergarten for your child. In order to do that, you need a kindergarten that will tick all the boxes, across your child’s social, emotional, and educational needs.
The problem is most services will cover one, or maybe two of those areas (if you are lucky). And that can leave you feeling a little unsure about the value to your child. Research shows that the first few years are the most critical in a child’s development to set them up for success.
We understand children and dedicate all our efforts to seeing them thrive. In fact, independent research, the first of its kind in Australia, shows our unique early years model leads to great outcomes for children. Socially and emotionally, as well as supporting their ability to learn.
All our kindergartens are based on our model. Our amazing educators are highly qualified and give each child the time, care, and attention they need. As you can imagine, they put kids first! Rest assured your child will be set up to thrive.
Early Years Model evaluation
In a partnership commencing in 2021 with Murdoch Children's Research Institute, we will evaluate its effectiveness.
Trauma-Informed Training and Consultancy for Educators
In addition to our own centres, we train early years educators as part of our School Readiness training and consultancy packages. Educators are equipped with the tools they need to support children’s social and emotional needs before they transition to school.
It’s clear to see how much the staff care about our kids and the future adults they will grow up to be.”