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

Welcome to our Valued Families to our Spring Newsletter,

Miss Chrystle and myself would like to thank our current and new families for joining our centre and we hope you and your family are having a wonderful time with us at Kidi Kingdom Child Care Centres - Springfield.

I would like to take this time to thank all our wonderful families here at Kidi Kingdom Springfield that have congratulated me on this new position. I also would like to thank and wish Miss April all the very best. You have been amazing in your guidance and knowledge throughout your time here. We look forward to hearing of your new adventures at our new centre at Pimpama.

For those of you that don't know me. My name is Natalie and I have worked in the early childhood industry for 30+ years within a variety of roles and have successfully become your new Centre Manager. My main passion and focus is to support our families and children to ensure our children can develop to their full potential in life while they are in our care with having an amazing team of educators working collaboratively to make that happen.

Now that the warmer weather is coming I encourage our Sun Smart policy to you all. We will have lots of water play so if you could please pack one or two pieces of sunsmart clothing for your child.We take sunsmart very seriously, please ensure that all children have their shoulders covered and a hat as they play outside and the uv rating during the summer months can be quite high. If you are unsure if your child has a hat please just check with their room educators and they will be able to tell you. As sunscreen gets applied children can get a slight rash on their face so if you feel that you would like to use the one you have at home please just bring one in with their name on it and we can then pass it onto their educators. A pharmacy label is required to ensure we meet regulatory requirements.

Please if you have any questions or concerns feel free to approach me at reception or simply email us at Please head over to 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 5 star Google, CareForKids or Facebook review.

Kind Regards
Natalie Andrews
Centre Manager
Chrystle Smith
Assistant Centre Manager

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Message from the Educational Program Leader

Welcome Valued Centre Families.

This time of year we have been preparing the 2023 Educator Training Calendar to support our team on ongoing professional development to maintain our high quality and education care service.

End of year reporting cards will be available to families via Educate in Hubhello for children aged 0-4. The Pre-Prep children will be receiving their Transition Statement from their Kindergarten teacher for your school transition.

If you have any questions in relation to the end of your assessments, please kindly speak to your child's Lead Educator.

Kind Regards, April Hall Educational Program Leader

Message from the Early Learners Room

Welcome Early Learners Families,

I firstly would like to say what a fantastic last few months we have enjoyed together sharing milestones, birthdays and lots of hands on fun learning. We were privileged to view both Henry and Lewis as they found their feet and began to walk. Well done. We welcomed new friends and sadly said goodbye to others.

Through play we explored ways in which we can be safe in the world and touched base on road safety, wearing seatbelts and holding hands as we cross the road as a part of Child Protection Week.

We soon began a new topic learning focusing on our FIVE SENSES. We took our time with this learning and dedicated a week or more to each of the senses. As we explored our sense of SIGHT we engaged in experiences involving coloured cellophane, mirrors, magnifying glasses and the light box. As we moved into learning about our sense of TOUCH we explored sensory play including finger painting, water play, textured paint and play dough. We ventured into the garden to see what we could TOUCH and discovered the textures of soil, leaves and flowers.

We all enjoyed our NATURESCAPE excursion where we ventured beyond the walls of the centre on a quest to find natural materials to explore. With these items we created a nature table to further explore our sense of TOUCH. We experimented with lemons and rosemary to explore our sense of SMELL AND TASTE, making lemonade to taste and rosemary smelly bags to smell. Our classroom became extra noisy as we explored our sense of HEARING through musical instruments, shaker bottles, animal listening games and painting with bells.

Halloween soon arrived and we enjoyed listening to spooky songs together and creating decorations for our classroom. We explored our senses once more with Halloween goop and a Halloween sensory rice table. We worked together to match coloured spiders and pumpkins together and sang lots of Incy Wincy Spider together. We all looked wonderful on our dress up day. Moving forward for the remainder of the year we are working together on Recycling week with a focus on the many different ways we can use recycled bottle caps. We are also very much looking forward to Christmas.

Thank you, Miss Sarah and Miss Jayde

Message from the Junior Early Years Room

Welcome Families of the Junior Early Years Room,

We have been very busy in the Juniors room and with the start of Spring we increased our knowledge about the changing seasons and participated in a variety of outdoor experiences. The children were enthusiastic to learn about the different types of activities you can do when on holidays which stimulated their imaginations. The children drew pictures of flowers to express their welcome to Spring and created their own little beach to express their desire for holidays. The children enthusiastically participated in camping, selecting food from the food buffets, and explored various beach activities. These activities increased the children's awareness of the world they live in and helped to develop their physical skills.

We focused on the theme of "problem-solving" to build up the children's self-confidence to extend on their social, cooperation and sharing skills with an emphasis on teamwork. To improve their verbal communication skills, we read many different types of books which help the children to discover and learn new vocabulary. This also encourages the children to express themselves in simple sentences in both our daily "yarn time" as a group and during our one-on-one times with individual children.

To continue encouraging our Junior friend's independence and life skills we planned a variety of different self-help activities. Self-help activities expand on the children's interests and aid as a role model to each other. The children enjoyed morning tea by ordering food in a makeshift Junior's restaurant and using tongs to select the fruits they would like to eat. The children were also given opportunities to pour their own drinks. As an integral part of the Junior's daily routine, we continue to focus on toilet training and washing hands. This helps children understand the importance of hygiene and learn important skills for their independence.

We observe the centre's calendar of special events and include these into our program. The children used their creativity to paint picture frames and ties to celebrate Father's Day and spent a fun afternoon with their parents in our centre to mark this occasion. The children made passports to explore the planets during space week and they made unique Halloween baskets for Halloween. The children enjoyed joining the other classrooms for a lovely Halloween luncheon. We would like to thank the parents for dressing the children up for Halloween. For recycling week, we are creating artwork using reusable items as well as learning what we can recycle and what we can throw away and what items can go into the different bins. We focused on self-protection and staying safe with the children on Day for Daniel Morcombe and discussed how they can protect themselves.

In December, we will plan activities about Christmas and look forward to celebrating Christmas with the children. As always if you have questions regarding your child's routine, their development or any other queries please feel free to have a chat with us or send a message to the centre.

Thank you, Ms Chrystle, Miss Tata and Mrs Kerrie

Message from the Early Years Room

Welcome Early Years Families,

I'm excited to be meeting new faces and starting with new milestones to achieve. As you know we had to say goodbye to Miss Jaz who went on maternity leave to prepare for her baby boy but we had our new friend Miss Reetu to join our team.

We have learnt so much in the couple of months before Christmas. Learning about our planets and how we can keep our earth clean and happy, with learning about space we got to further our knowledge on the stars and how when connected they make a star constellation introduce story time and extend on their imagination.

We also worked on our independence in the room with nearly all of our children being toilet trained, this has been such a great effort from the children. Such exciting things we have achieved in this room we couldn't be prouder! We are sad it's coming close to Christmas and the new year approaching but we also know your children have been handling transitioning and growing as the months have been flying by. We can't wait to start our Christmas presents for you!

Please remember that you are always welcome to have a chat with Miss Maddi J or myself. Many thanks to you all for watching our journey.

Miss Taneeka, Miss Maddison and Miss Reetu.

Message from the Senior Early Years Room

Welcome Families of the Senior Early Years Room,

Over the past three months we have been following the children's interests, working on self- help skills, happy manners and their strength and abilities.

The children enjoyed Father's Day, get to spend time with their parents. We also worked on "Child Protection Week'', showed child safety flash cards to the children and talked about good and bad touches and demonstrated them.

We have explored learning games numbers and colours and problem solving and concentration. We have also explored "Human Body Map" the children understand the ideas of learning about body parts and they became aware of personal hygiene such as washing hands and wiping nose, over the last term and we will continue on our learning along with shapes, weather, seasons, time of the day (such as morning, afternoon and evening) and days of the week, ABC's jolly phonics. We welcome Spring and enjoying the extended daylight, as Spring is a representation of new life and light, we are enjoying and exploring our centre garden. In the month of October we learnt the importance of space, explored 8 planets of the solar system and also participated in special events including Diwali Celebration of respect and diversity and Halloween party and special costume.

We are welcoming our new friends in the Senior Early Years room and following our routine to make our children more confident and stable. With routines children understand the procedures and make their environment more predictable. Children are always encouraged to explore all learning areas to express their interests. I have noticed drawing is very popular in our room. To build their interest in drawing, we are providing them with a variety of activities to develop children's pre-writing skills and also we are encouraging them to use right pincer grip to improve writing skills.

Please contact us anytime if you wish to discuss your child's development and learning. Thank you to all our families for all your support.

Thanks and regards Miss Sandy and Miss Raquel

Message from the Pre Prep/Kindergarten Room

Welcome to our Kindergarten Newsletter,

I would like to start by welcoming a number of amazing children into the Pre-Prep program- Ava, Korbin and Stella! The children have done a fabulous job of making new friendships and relationships with all the children and educators of the classroom.

It has been a busy term in pre-prep as we continue to prepare children for the beginning of the formal schooling journey. We have focused heavily on self help skills with the children packing away their own meal plates during meal times, applying their own sunscreen, putting on their own shoes and hat, and packing away toys after play time as all these fundamental skills are to support your child to their next schooling adventure. We have also been recapping on letter, number, shape and colour recognition, name writing and recognition for the children who will be attending school next year.

We have also covered the topics and we have been learning about measurement, quantity and time, child safety and awareness, Healthy food and healthy eating, domestic and Australian animals, space and planet. We are currently working on sustainability. Children have done activities and showed great participation in it.

During the month of September, the children engaged in a range of events such as Father's Day celebrations where the children have made gifts for their dad/ special person in their life, child protection week was a great opportunity for the children to engage in discussion and activities relating to child safety and understanding the importance of emergency services.

October was also a busy month with lots of events such as world's Teachers Day, Halloween and Day for Daniel. The children especially enjoyed participating in making monster pumpkin craft and their Parade in Halloween costume. Day for Daniel was also an important event for pre-prep children to participate in to provide a deeper understanding into stranger danger and the importance of child safety.

At the beginning of November the children also participate in group taking and discussions where children talk about what clothes they wore and colour, share what they did or how they're spent their weekend, talk about what they had for breakfast and is it healthy or not, Children also continued their show and share, this is a fantastic way to build confidence and verbal communication skills for your child.

As part of preparation for transiting children to school next year, we have also visited Woodcrest State School to familiarise themselves with the schooling environment. They explored the classroom and participated in group time, story reading time, learned some of the rules and participated in art and craft activities. They also explored play areas and were lucky enough to play as well.

During this period we also celebrated our children's birthday; Aayushi, Braxton, Harper, Molly, Stella.

A friendly reminder that as the weather has warmed up, it would be great if you could pack spare clothes in your child bag so they are able to participate in water play using the outdoor water park, please ensure your child's clothing, hat and shoes are clearly labelled to avoid items getting misplaced.

A big thank you to all of our families and community for the ongoing support. It is wonderful to have such a positive relationship with you all in order to appropriately support your child in their developmental journey.

Regards, Ms Shazna & Ms Anum

Message from the School Care Room

Welcome to our School Care Families,

This term we have had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know new faces.

During the month of September we celebrated father figures day where we made gifts to take home to show our love and appreciation to those who care for us.

We also had child protection week, where we spoke about different topics of who keeps us safe and who we can contact in any case of an emergency.

During the month of October we spent time creating different decorations to celebrate the upcoming Halloween event. We spoke about what each child would be doing to celebrate Halloween at home. Some children explained that they were pumpkin carving and making their own costumes for Halloween.

For November, we've had Recycling Week, where we talked about all the different ways we can help the environment by recycling, what it means to recycle and how we can recycle.

I look forward to what the rest of the year will bring!

Thank you, Miss Maddy T.C.

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Educator of the Month

September 2022: Ms April

For receiving the most votes and praise by our families and community for her dedication as Centre Manager and Educational Leader for the service.

October 2022: Ms Natalie

For being highly valued by the families of Kidi Kingdom Child Care community for her ongoing support throughout the centre and her transition to the centre manager role.

November 2022: Ms Jayde

For being enthusiastic in taking on many roles within the service, for her bubbly personality and vibrant self.

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
Sophia - 9th September Noah - 31th December Harper - 15th November
Elina - 27th October Knox - 18th October Alan - 17th October
Henry - 26th October Raymon - 20th September Lincoln - 29th September
Tasi - 22nd October Brendan - 23 September Kalani - 19th October
  Demi 13th - September  
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

Under Construction - OPENING LATE 2022





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