Newsletter Spring / Summer 2022 Edition
Kidi Kingdom Child Care Centre - Coomera


Monday 12th - (3.00pm - 4.00pm)
Coomera Centre - Pre Prep Graduation Ceremony
Springfield Centre - Pre Prep Graduation Ceremony
Hillcrest Centre - Pre Prep Graduation Ceremony
Friday 23rd - (2pm-4pm)
Coomera Centre Children's Christmas Party - FAMILY EVENT
Springfield Centre Children's Christmas Party - FAMILY EVENT
Tuesday 3rd - (All Day)
International Mind-Body and Wellness Day
Friday 20th - (All Day)
Chinese New Year - Year of the Rabbit
Wednesday 25th - (All Day)
Australia Day Celebrations
Healthy Start for School

If your child is turning 4, they may need to have a health check. If they don't, your Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A rate may reduce.

What a Health Check Is

A health check is an assessment of your child's physical health. It includes their height, weight, hearing, sight and general wellbeing. It ensures your child is healthy, fit and ready to learn when they start school.

Your child can have a health check from when they turn 3. A General Practitioner (GP) or community health clinic can do a health check. Some other providers can do a health check, depending on the situation. Requirements are different in each state and territory.

QLD: A health check on a child who's 3 to 3 and a half, or 4 to 5. You can find details in the Personal Health Record, sometimes called the Red Book. A general health check on your child after they turn 3, provided by your local GP or community health clinic.

What you need to do

  • Arrange a health check for your child

  • This is an age appropriate health check as outlined in the Health check table.

  • To arrange a health check, talk to your GP, health professional or staff at your community health clinic.

  • Tell us your child has had a health check

  • You'll need to do this before your child's fifth birthday.

  • You can do this with the Healthy Start for School review using your Centrelink online account through myGov. We'll send a notification to your online account that you need to complete an update.

  • If you can't complete the Healthy Start for School review for your child online, call us on the Families line as soon as possible.

  • When you call us, you may be offered to update the health check information through our Smart IVR (Interactive Voice Response). If you can't use the Smart IVR, wait to speak to a service officer and let them know your child has had a health check.

  • We'll only record the date your child had the health check. We don't record the details of the check.

How it affects your payments

You have until your child's fifth birthday to centrelink that they have had a health check. If you don't, centrelink may reduce your FTB Part A payments for your child.

Your FTB Part A payments may reduce by up to $30.66 per fortnight. This reduction amount is subject to an annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase. The reduction will start on their fifth birthday and continue for up to 26 fortnights.


Nat's child turned 4 on 1 November 2021. She got both an income support payment and FTB Part A for 3 months during the 2021-22 financial year.

Nat took her child to the local community health clinic to have a health check when her child turned 3. This meets the requirements but Nat still needs to tell us the health check has been done.

Nat has until 31 October 2022 to tell us. This is the day before her child's 5th birthday. If Nat doesn't tell us, we'll reduce her FTB Part A payments for that child. This reduction will start from 1 November 2022 and continue for 3 months. It lasts for 3 months because that's how long Nat got these payments in the financial year Nat's child turned 4.

Letter from the Centre Manager

Jingeri :) Hello and Welcome to our Centre Families.

There have been many moments of fun and laughter this year at Kidi Kingdom Child Care Coomera.

We have had the joys of celebrating birthdays, children's milestones, family events, opening of our playgroup, seeing our educators completing their Certificate III Education and Care or Diploma Education and Care. We cannot wait to see what the new year brings for our children, families and the community.

Now that we are entering the warmer weather, the children have been enjoying playing in our amazing waterpark. It is encouraged that our families pack sunsmart clothing for their children for our spontaneous waterplay days.

Remember to like Kidi Kingdom Childcare Centre Coomera's Facebook page to see the most recent exciting experiences at our high quality centre.

As the end of the year is fast approaching, we will be sending a warm farewell to our big Pre-Prep children as they embark on their new journey to Primary school! Thank you for trusting us to care for all your children.

Please like our Facebook page and we always appreciate our loyal families helping our centre by sharing your positive experiences to the local community by writing a quick Google, CareForKids or Facebook review. Thank you for the families that have already taken to the time to write a review.

Kind Regards,
Sarah Piccolini
Centre Manager

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Message from the Educational Program Leader

Dear Valued Centre Families,

I have recently completed the 3a Practitioner Professional Learning Program in collaboration with the University of Melbourne, through this course I have gained valuable knowledge in the Abecedarian Approach Australia to effectively implement 3a strategies to support Kidi Kingdom Coomera and ultimately advance the children's learning outcomes.

I am now equipped with learning strategies that will enhance the quality of interactions with our children and support child development and learning. Did you know, 3a is proven to have a positive impact on child, educator and family outcomes, with lasting change in children's lives both before and after they start school!

Conversational reading is a powerful way to read with your child. We are so excited to incorporate 3a conversational reading into our outdoor program by creating a "reading hut" and a "reading garden" in two of the outdoor spaces. This will ensure each child has the opportunity to have one-on-one time with an educator to build on many areas of their development. This will be a great addition to our program as our goal is to socialise 3A and create a language rich environment for our children.

Here is a link with information to help you practice conversational reading at home with your children

Activity: See-Show-Say : Resources for Early Learning

Kind Regards, Miss Stephanette Educational Program Leader

Message from the Early Learners Room

Dear Families of the Early Learners Room.

Our Early Learners children have been very busy these last three months, each child has grown and developed new skills. Some of our Early Learners children have started to walk, climb and crawl, talk and are starting to follow instructions with confidence.

The children have been very interested in the outdoors, we have had many days outside exploring. As the weeks get warmer Miss Rachael asks for the parents to start bringing in sunsmart swimwear for water play. The children started off a little timid towards the water park but as they gained confidence over time they have come to enjoy running under the mushroom and getting their hair and bodies wet.

The last few months we have had many celebrations in October including World Farm Animal Day, World Wildlife Week, World Space Week, National Bird Week and Diwali. These experiences help introduce each child to a difference in culture, respect for our planet and animals, help the children to develop language skills, fine motor skills and social skills.

Below is a website that is used to help encourage the children's language skills.

Thank you, Miss Rachel and Miss Gracie and Miss Jess

Message from the Junior Early Years Room

Dear Families of the Junior Early Years Room.

I would love to welcome our new friends and existing families to the Junior Early Years. I hope our families, children and community had a wonderful Spring season this year.

Spring was the busiest month of the year for our little friends. We were very busy with events and focusing on milestones. Children had so much fun in the room with sensory experiences, art and craft and outdoor activities as we made use of this great weather. We celebrated lots of different events such as Educators Day, Child Protection Week, Day for Daniel, Halloween dress up, Recycling Week, Space week, Remembrance Day, Diwali, and many more.

We have explored healthy eating with a focus on fruits and vegetables. We grow our vegetables and fruits and take care of them. Children also enjoyed the gardening activities a lot. We always upload photos, newsfeeds, and observations on Hub hello for parents and encourage them to provide input. We apply new strategies and bring some new ideas to meet parents' expectations and goals towards children.

Encouraging good hygiene at an early age helps children to develop lifelong hygiene habits. This can significantly reduce the risk of bacterial infections and cross-contamination throughout their development. We encourage children to hand wash and clean their areas.

We are very excited about December. December is a fun month. We planned so many activities for Christmas and we will hand out more cute and precious presents to families with their art and crafts. Now it's the summer season so we will explore water activities as we get new yards with water features.

Thank you Miss Puneet, Miss Harman, Miss Mia and Miss Lulu

Message from the Senior Early Years Room

Dear Families of the Senior Early Years Room,

It has been a very exciting last three months in the early years classroom,

During the month of September we took a closer look at mindfulness, relaxation and health and wellbeing, by implementing wellness warriors, taking turns to promote wellness through relaxation exercises, yoga, music and breathing techniques, it was wonderful to see everybody get involved.

October was a super busy month and the children were all super excited to explore space week, to celebrate and introduce the concept of space and planets to children, we started the morning with pretending to be astronauts and astronomers by creating binoculars out of paper towel rolls, allowing us to look into space searching for stars, planets and the moon. Not only did these activities spark imagination and ignite curiosity.

Celebrating Diwali through music and art and craft activities of paper lanterns and fireworks patterns . The children enjoyed exploring the many cultures we have at Kidi Kingdom Child Care through our children, families and educators.

Following up on the learning experiences we have had, Spring has shown that the class has developed greatly in all aspects of learning.

Thank you to all our families for dressing up for Halloween, there were some amazing costumes and it was a super fun day.

Thank you, Miss Bec, Miss Amber, Miss Courtney and Miss Amie.

Message from the Pre Prep / Kindergarten Room

Dearest Prep Prep / Kindergarten Families,

In the Pre-Prep room this month the children will be revising their literacy and numeracy skills as this will be done as a whole group and also through opportunities for one-on-one moments of individual learning with the teacher. This month the children will also be engaging in musical activities such as dances and dramatic play experiences and practising their end of year performance. We will be providing the children with lots of support to enhance their coordination skills and work together positively. As we are approaching the Christmas season, the children will also begin to engage in a variety of Christmas themed art and crafts experiences. We wish all our children the best success for their next journey into Prep and hope you have a smooth and supportive transition.

Thank you, Mrs Antonietta and Miss Simone

Message from the School Care Room

Welcome Families of the School Care Children,

Whilst the children have been attending our service for Before and After School Care, the children's interest has been in playing group games with the whole class. School Care has been showing interest in participating in more ball games which help build on Fine Motor Skill and Hand Eye Coordination skills and various games and group activities that are of interest to them. Our program focuses on the My Time, Our Place Curriculum to support our school age children's development and emerging skills. We look forward to the big Christmas school holiday program where we will have some amazing experiences planned at the centre.

Thank you, Miss Naila.

Parent Humour
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Educator of the Month

September 2022: Stephanette Roache-Faleafaga

This has been awarded to you for your commitment and continued effort in supporting the Coomera team. For always promoting a positive culture and professional learning opportunities for the children. Supporting Kidi Kingdom Coomera as our Educational Leader.

Keep up the great work!

October 2022: Talia Caress

This has been awarded to you for your commitment and continued effort in supporting the Coomera team. For always promoting a positive culture and your commitment in providing nutritious foods for the children.

Keep up the great work!

November 2022: Rachael Freeland

This has been awarded to you for your commitment and continued effort in supporting the Coomera team. For always promoting a positive culture and the commitment and dedication you showcase as your role as Assistant Manager.

Keep up the great work!

Cooking with Children!

Stacked Christmas Tree Cookies

Total Time Prep: 30 min.

Bake: 10 min. + cooling.
Makes 9 servings.


● 1 tube (16-1/2 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie doughookie dough
● 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
● 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
● 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
● 9 unwrapped Rolo candies
● Necco wafer candies
● Smarties candies
Yellow food coloring
Green colored sugar and red nonpareils


Preheat the oven to 350 stepens. Place cookie dough in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature to soften, 5-10 minutes. Beat in vanilla. Add flour; beat until blended. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Using a floured 2-in. round cookie cutter, cut out 18 cookies. Repeat with 1-1/2-in. and 1-in. round cookie cutters. For remaining dough, use a floured 1/2-in. star-shaped cookie cutter to cut out 9 stars. Sprinkle round cookies with colored sugar. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake until the edges are light brown, 6-9 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. For each Christmas tree, pipe frosting on top of a Rolo candy for a trunk; top with a 2-in. cookie. Pipe frosting on top and bottom of a Necco wafer; place in center of cookie. Top with another 2-in. cookie. Repeat layers with two 1-1/2-in. cookies and two 1-in. cookies, using Smarties between the smaller layers. For stars, color a small amount of frosting yellow and pipe onto cookies; attach to the tops of trees using additional frosting. Thin remaining frosting with water; drizzle over edges. Decorate with nonpareils.

Nutrition Facts

1 Christmas tree (calculated without decorations): 466 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 278mg sodium, 72g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

Children's Birthday Celebrations
Lachie - 4th September Spencer - 7th September William - 10th September
Levi - 21st September Kytaeha - 23rd September Ollie - 29th September
Lyric - 29th September Avah - 10th October Xavier - 31st October
Hazel - 2nd November   Santino - 9th November
Centre Photos


Kidi Kingdom Child Care Centres

Coomera Centre

Address: 87 Brygon Creek Drive, Upper Coomera QLD 4209

Telephone: (07) 5529 9170


Hillcrest Centre

Address: 16 Sweetgum Street, Hillcrest QLD 4118

Telephone: (07) 3800 7766


Springfield Centre

Address: 36 Sapphire Street, Springfield, QLD 4300

Telephone: (07) 3818 2900


Pimpama Centre

Address: 1 Winchester Cres, Pimpama QLD 4209

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