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








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  

"Our families will want to deal with us because we understand people are important, the early years of life are critical to the development for the rest of ones life lived."

It is our absolute pleasure to be caring and educating so many amazing children in our centres. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our families for acknowledging the professionals we are and the education we provide for our children.

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.

Message from the Centre Manager


I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all our new families and educators to the centre. I look forward to building strong and lasting relationships with you all as your children grow and develop here at Kidi Kingdom Child Care Hillcrest. Thank you to all our current and new families for your support throughout the year.

As we draw closer to the end of the year, we are now preparing our Pre-Prep children for graduation and their transition to school. We wish all our children the very best experience and every success in their journey to Primary School.

We would also like to welcome Miss Kay to our team as the Lead Educator in our Early Years Room. If you have any questions regarding your child in this room, please feel free to ask Miss Kay as she is always happy to help.

Reminder to families the warmer seasons are approaching and to ensure spare clothing is packed for the waterpark. We request that you label your child's clothing when sending extra items for use in the waterpark.

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,
Julie Hunter
Centre Manager
Christina Seuava
Assistant Centre Manager

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Message from the Educational Program Leader

Dear Valued Families,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our current and new families for choosing our services and how excited I am to be the Educational Program Leader at our Kidi Kingdom Child Care Centre Hillcrest.

My new role as an Educational Leader is to collaborate with educators and provide curriculum direction and guidance. I will ensure children's learning development is guided by the learning outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework and implementation of an effective educational program within the services. Along with Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines and My Time Our Place Curriculum. Information about these Approved Learning Frameworks can be found at

Kind Regards, Miss Cheri Educational Program Leader

Message from the Early Learners Room

Dear Families of the Early Learners Room.

I would love to welcome our new friends to the Early Learners family - Amelia, Imogen, Emily, Leo and Zakariya. I hope you all are enjoying making new friends and it's evident that you all are developing new skills everyday.

The children have been very busy these past few months celebrating various events and working towards their own milestones and their skills and knowledge. In the Month of September we had fun learning about dinosaurs, the benefits of sun safety, how to keep children safe during child protection week, all about gardening, creating our very own pot plants and learning all about the different insects.

Whilst in October we enjoyed learning about The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the life cycle of a butterfly, healthy eating benefits, the human body and how it works, as well as celebrating Halloween through different arts and crafts activities. In the month of November we are focusing on all our different senses, recycling week, and the world around us! We had so many fun activities to explore, from fun sensory activities, arts and crafts to hands-on activities.

The Early Learners learn new things everyday. In September, October and November the children participated in a lot of different events from Father's Day, Grandparents Day, Child Protection week, Day for Daniel, Remembrance day and enjoying dressing up for Halloween as we all came in our spooky costumes! We all took part in lots of fun activities to celebrate these events.What a fun-filled few months it has been in our Early Learners Room.

Thank you, Miss Emily and Miss Alexis.

Message from the Junior Early Years Room

Welcome Families in the Junior Early Years.

During the past few months we have been busy engaging in lots of new exciting topics and have had a lot of intentional teaching as well as child initiated experiences. We started it with "Feelings and Emotions" where we explored different types of emotions and feelings using books and puzzles. We then moved on to exploring insects and bugs through posters and sensory activities. We extended it further as we read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", encouraged the children to eat healthy as we promoted healthy eating and created our healthy eating poster. We also made a fruit salad for our morning tea.

We have all joined in celebrating the center's special events where we created amazing artwork and presents for our Fathers Day celebration. We also spent a wonderful time with our adorable Grandparents as we had a special morning tea and all joined in. We raised awareness for Child Protection week using dress ups and role play as we helped the children understand some of the safety aspects we were promoting. We ended the month with our special Halloween Celebration dressing up and taking part in trick or treat around the centre.

As we begin the season of Spring we planted sunflowers in the garden and we'll watch them grow. Our next project is to plant vegetables in our garden to harvest in the upcoming months. In the next month to come we will be busy with our Christmas themed activities and will be welcoming another Year full of fun and excitement. We also welcomed Delilah, Addi, Archer, Kody, Romeo, Kyrie and Jasmine To our JEY family, hope you all have all settled into our room routing and are making new relationships and friends.

Please feel free to contact us anytime if you have questions or any other concerns regarding your child's development and learning.

Thank you, Miss Jill, Miss Kara and Miss Shantel.

Message from the Early Years Room

Welcome to the Early Years Room,

My name is Miss Kanchan, the children and educators call me Miss Kay. I have been busy settling into the Early Years room and getting to know the children.

During September and October our children showed an interest in many different and various activities. The children explored and engaged in learning about ocean animals. To extend their learning we had sensory play using a water tub with ocean animals and plant life. The children used paper plates and ribbons to make a jellyfish.

We also extended this to explore and investigate other animals. That lives in the world around us. We found that there are so many different animals, some who need protecting and some that we have as pets and look after ourselves. We also had a morning tea with our Grandparents where we shared some yummy food and partake in activities. Halloween dress up day and trick and treating around the center with our friends was also fun. Daniel Morcombe Day was acknowledged by wearing red and talking about how to stay safe.

During these last weeks, Early Years went for a visit to the garden area. They became 'GARDEN HEROS'. They harvested the garden, watered the plants and saw the different flowers growing in the garden. This was to help increase their knowledge and curiosity in regards to our garden topic. We looked at the different garden tools and their uses. Using them to dig and plant the vegetables we are observing and will harvest to eat over the coming weeks. To make the topic more interesting we recreated a small garden in a sensory tub. We were discussing parts of plants, and planted "Parsley" with the help of our GARDEN HEROS.

Thank you, Miss Kanchan, Mr Hayden, and Miss Toni.

Message from the Pre Prep / Kindergarten Room

Welcome to Pre-Prep.

In September we celebrated everything about Fathers and had a lovely Father's Day afternoon tea. Then we had Child Safety Week where the children learned about ways to be safe when we are out and about and discuss who we can speak to if we feel unsafe. We incorporated road safety and did "Traffic Light" paintings.

In October we began looking at identifying emotions and what we can do to self-regulate. This was mostly due to our many new children that transitioned up from Early Years. The younger children have seemed to have settled so well and show confidence in their learning environment. They have built friendships and are learning to explore their environment. We also looked at learning using ICT and sensory play in the sandpit that would also help develop fine and gross motor skills.

We looked at mathematical thinking, exploring numbers, counting, and arranging numbers in the correct sequences. We have also begun rehearsing for the graduation coming up in December and the children have been doing so well. We will be learning about stranger danger and participating in Day for Daniel on the 28th October and celebrating Halloween on October 31 st . For the children graduating this year, we will be finalizing all children's Transition Statements for their Prep teachers, 2023.

In November we plan to learn all things "Recycle" as we participate in Recycle Week and the significance of Remembrance Day. We look forward to the last two months of 2022 as we wrap this year in Pre-prep.

Thank you, Miss Nilusha, Miss Anthya and Miss Regina.

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Educator of the Month

September 2022: Miss Cheri

For transitioning into the Educational Leader position, monitoring our high quality educational programs and ensuring quality of education is of a high standard across the service.

October 2022: Miss Jill

For your continuous hard work and dedication as Lead Educator in our Junior Early Years Room.

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
Emily Charlotte William
Esi   Harry
Malayah Atlas & Apollo Zoraiz
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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