To empower children and their families to grow and develop positively, from the early years and beyond.
The Kinder Tick
We use the Kinder Tick because we’re an approved provider of a Victorian Government funded kindergarten program. That means our service delivers a play-based learning program, led by a qualified early childhood teacher.
Our service meets the requirements to display the Kinder Tick which 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.
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.”