Kids First is a proudly independent child and family services provider and early education specialist. A purpose driven organisation, our vision is for all children and young people to thrive in resilient, strong and safe families and communities.
We pride ourselves on pioneering and delivering ground-breaking, evidence-informed programs to children, young people and families. Everything we do is underpinned by our guiding principle of ‘HEART’ – Hope, Empowerment, Accountability, Respect and Trust - the values which bind our culture, purpose and vision.
Over the years, Kids First has partnered with thousands of families to bring about change and healing, strengthen family relationships and set children up for the brighter futures they deserve.
All children and young people thrive in resilient, strong and safe families and communities.
What we do
In the universal setting of kindergartens, we pair early childhood development knowledge with our understanding of family dynamics to create the right conditions for thriving young learners. In settings like schools, we work directly with students to promote behaviours that exist in healthy relationships.
We reach out in our local community, engaging with families experiencing little bumps, and big ones, that impact their confidence as parents and their child's wellbeing. And we are there to work with children, young people and adults to assist their recovery from trauma.
To improve the life trajectories of children and young people across Australia.
Our CEO and Executive Team
A Journey of Hope and Resilience
Safeguarding children for 125 years
written by Lucy Bracey and Fiona Poulton, Way Back When Consulting Historians
Child Safety Policy & Procedure
Kids First is committed to promoting and protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of all children. We have zero tolerance for child abuse and harm. Our vision is that:
"All children and young people thrive in resilient, strong and safe families and communities."
This policy underpins Kids First's vision, mission and values to support and improve the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and families, and places children's best interests at the heart of all decisions made at services delivered by Kids First.