Newsletter Winter / Spring 2022 Edition
Kidi Kingdom Child Care Centre - Coomera
Wednesday 5th - (All Day)
World Teachers Day - CHILDREN ONLY EVENT
Friday 28th - (All Day)
Day for Daniel Morcombe - CHILDREN ONLY EVENT
Monday 31st - (All Day)
Halloween Dress-up - CHILDREN ONLY EVENT
Monday 7th - Friday 11th - (All Week)
Friday 11th - (All Day)
Monday 12th - (3.00pm - 4.00pm)
Coomera Centre - Pre Prep Graduation Ceremony - CHILDREN ONLY EVENT
Springfield Centre - Pre Prep Graduation Ceremony - CHILDREN ONLY EVENT
Hillcrest Centre - Pre Prep Graduation Ceremony - CHILDREN ONLY EVENT
Friday 23rd - (2pm-4pm)
Coomera Centre Children’s Christmas Party - FAMILY EVENT
Springfield Centre Children’s Christmas Party - FAMILY EVENT
Hillcrest Centre Children’s Christmas Party - FAMILY EVENT
How to Understand Your Child Care Subsidy Assessment

Understanding Your Assessment Notice

Your assessment notice will have a Child Care Subsidy summary table on it. The table tells you about the child care fee assistance you're able to get. The table will have the following headings:

  • Child's name

  • Subsidy type

  • Subsidy percentage

  • Subsidised hours per fortnight

  • Annual cap

  • Withholdings

Child's Name

This will list any children you've made a claim for.

Subsidy Type

This tells you what you're eligible for.

If you're eligible for Child Care Subsidy, you may also be eligible for Additional Child Care Subsidy.

Subsidy Percentage

This is your Child Care Subsidy percentage. We work it out based on your family income estimate.

Your Child Care Subsidy percentage will apply to the lowest of either the:

  • Hourly fee you're charged by your child care service.

  • Hourly rate cap.

If your subsidy percentage is zero, it means your family income estimate was $353,680 or more. But it's important you still submit a claim for this subsidy. Just in case your income changes when we balance your payments after the end of the financial year. If your actual family income ends up being less than $353,680, we’ll pay you the additional subsidy you’re entitled to.

If you're eligible, but your percentage is zero, you may still be eligible for Additional Child Care Subsidy.

Read more about how your family income affects your Child Care Subsidy percentage.

Annual Cap

This tells you if we'll cap your Child Care Subsidy. This depends on your family income estimate. There's no annual cap on your subsidy if your family income estimate was $189,390 or less.

If your estimate was more than $189,390 and under $353,680, your annual cap is $10,560. This cap applies to each child in care for each financial year.

Subsidised Hours Per Fortnight

This is the number of hours of child care we'll subsidise. We work this out based on your hours of activity per fortnight. If you have a partner, we use the lower of your 2 activity levels.

If your subsidised hours is zero, it’s because you or your partner do less than 8 hours of activity.

You need to do at least 8 hours of activity per fortnight. Recognised activities include working, training, studying and volunteering. For example, 4 hours a week of any recognised activity will give you 18 hours of subsidised care a week.

Read more about how your activity level affects Child Care Subsidy.


We withhold 5% of your Child Care Subsidy each fortnight to reduce the likelihood of an overpayment. An overpayment could result in a debt after the end of financial year when we balance your payments.

You're able to vary this amount to suit your circumstances. You can do this up to twice a year using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you’d like to change it more than this, you'll need to call the Families line.

Letter from the Centre Manager

Dear Valued Centre Families,

Welcome to the Kidi Kingdom Child Care Coomera Newsletter 2022 Winter Edition.

Winter is finally coming to an end as we begin to welcome the warmer months ahead. Time really flies as we are already fast approaching the end of 2022!

Our centre is filling fast, if you require any additional days, please do not hesitate to book in and secure your child’s position.

We also have some extra curricular experiences that are available at the centre in the upcoming months, Dental2You for the children and our new tailored transition to school program for our Pre Prep children to help get them primary school ready for 2023!.

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 Centre Families,

Did you know that reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read. And that the most important interactions you have with a child can happen through play? By engaging in playful serve and return with a child, you can literally help build stronger connections in the brain!

As we prepare for Book Week at the end of August, this is the perfect time to practice implementing the Abecedarian Approach at home which focuses on enriched caregiving, language priority and conversational reading with your little ones.

All of our classrooms have been successfully working through 3a (abecedarian approach) in their daily routines with the children. Moving forward, we are planning to implement a new mindfulness program at our centre in all of the rooms ! The purpose of teaching mindfulness to our children is to give them skills to develop their awareness of their inner and outer experiences, to understand how emotions manifest in their bodies and recognise when their attention has wandered and provide tools for control. Scaffolding learning for emotional awareness is important in growing confident little learners!

Here is a link for resources to help families learn more about the Abecedarian Approach.

Yours Sincerely, Miss Stephanette, Educational Program Leader.

Message from the Early Learners Room

Dear Families of the Early Learners Room,

In The last few months we have celebrated World Ocean Day, International Yoga Day, NAIDOC Week, Pyjama Day, International Indigenous Day and much more.

The children have enjoyed exploring different cultures, learning about the environment around them and the animals that live in our world.

We have focused on building the children's language skills, to encourage this we sing songs, talk to the children about what they are doing and read stories to them. It is said if you read one book a day to a child that by the time they are 1 you would have read 365 books to them. I find that absolutely fascinating and as a big book reader myself I love reading to the children. Reading encourages your baby to look, point, touch, and answer questions. This helps with social development and thinking skills. Your baby improves language skills by copying sounds, recognizing pictures, and learning words.

As we move forward in the year, we will continue to focus on these skills and encourage the children to read their developmental milestones.

Some website below I like to use:

Thank you, Miss Rachael and Miss Sapphire.

Message from the Junior Early Years Room

Hello and Welcome to all of our Junior Early Years Families,

What a fun, exciting and busy few months we have had! The Junior Early Years children have been exploring a range of themes and topics based on their interests including; the jungle and the sea, to help the children learn more about these specific topics we have been engaged in a range of arts and crafts, sensory activities and group discussions exposing the children to related books, music, videos and group time resources.

Intentional teaching has been focused on colour identification, the 5 senses, language skill and development and ensuring that we are implementing the EYLF outcomes in our learning curriculum and daily routines.

The children have also been highly interested in the growth and care of our vegetable garden, they have been given the responsibility of looking after the garden, regularly watering and picking fruits and vegetables for our meals. The children have really shown a great love and care for their natural environment and have learnt about the importance of sustainability.

We have also celebrated a range of special events in our room including; Best Friend Day, NAIDOC Week, Teddy Bear Picnic, Pyjama Day and Crazy Hair Day. Thank you to all the children and families who participated in every event!

Thank you, Miss Puneet, Miss Harman, Miss Mia and Miss Amber.

Message from the Senior Early Years Room

A big warm Welcome to all of our new and existing Families to the Early Years Room,

It has been wonderful getting to know you and your amazing children! The last few months have been filled with lots of fun and exciting experiences, activities and adventures as we explored space, animals and weather.

During the month of June our room theme focused on space; it was great fun pretending to be astronauts and exploring planets and the solar system. We explored this topic through arts and crafts, sensory play, experiments and group discussions. In the month of July the children were showing interest in observing the weather, exploring the outdoor environment and getting their hands dirty while learning new skills in the garden. July was also full of celebrations, NAIDOC week was a highlight, celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC week provided the children with a great opportunity to do many activities to support the community through dreamtime stories, art, music and dance.

Crazy day was also so much fun, thank you to all the children and families for being involved in creating some magical and colourful hair styles!

We have recently introduced show and tell time to our classroom routine, providing an opportunity for each child to stand up in front of their friends and speak about a topic that interests them. Speaking about things with love, adventure and excitement will help develop effective communication skills. We have recently decided as a class to change our room into a jungle ! follow our new adventure on Hubhello where we will be posting pictures and articles about the children's jungle journey!

Miss Rebecca, Miss Simone and Miss Georgia

Message from the Pre Prep / Kindergarten Room

Hello Pre Prep Families,

During the next few weeks the children will have lots of opportunities to display their imagination and creativity through a variety of arts and crafts experiences that were planned according to the children's interest. The pre-prep children have been displaying lots of interest in practical experiences where they have the opportunity to work with their hands, and therefore they will be exploring and creating lots of wonderful things using materials such as pipe cleaners, feathers and wool. As we have been discussing about lifecycles and the natural environment, we will be encouraging the children to create bugs, flowers and people using pipe cleaners and other collage resources, and we the children will also be engaged in more gardening experiences in small groups at a time, visiting our garden patch which strawberries are starting to grow and tomatoes and more.

In the prep-prep room we will be also continue to focus on, "friendships" and "working with peers positively", and so our group discussion and group circle games will promote safe play and positive interactions amongst peers, and so some of the activities planned around this focus include dancing activities in pairs, and completing varying tasks around the room requiring children to work with a partner. In the next couple of weeks we have also planned some exciting science and cooking experiences, such as exploring with ice, creating slime, and during one lunch time the children will create their own pizza.

Thank you, Mrs Antonietta and Mrs Sonia.

Message from the Before, After and Vacation Care Room

Dear School Care Families,

The Before and After School care children have been enjoying our new outdoor play environments. With access to the new space and learning resources the school aged children have been focusing on a range of activities including team building exercises, gross motor development and creating various arts and crafts in their natural outdoor environment. The space inspires the children's creativity and connection to nature allows them to unwind, relax and reflect after a busy day of learning at school. We have been practicing reflection and talking about our big and small emotions that we experience in our daily lives. Encouraging open and respectful conversations is important for mental health and self emotional regulation!

Please inform educators if you would like your child to have support with completing school homework during After School Care.

Thank you, Miss Naila.

Kidi Kingdom Child Care wishes to thank the following local business for their continued support.
Please email if you would like your business featured in our Newsletter.
Educator of the Month

May 2022: Miss Puneet

This has been awarded to you for your commitment and continued effort in supporting the Coomera team. For always having your programming up to date and mentoring fellow educators. Keep up the great work!

July 2022: Miss Aimee

This has been awarded to you for your commitment and continued effort in supporting the Coomera team. Keep up the great work!

July 2022: Miss Aimee

This has been awarded to you for your commitment and continued effort in supporting the Coomera team. Keep up the great work!

***Cooking with Children!

Banana Sushi


● Bananas ● Almond butter ● Whipped cream cheese
● Crushed cereal ● Rice crispy cereal ● Chia seeds
● Shredded coconut ● Chopped chocolate ● Cinnamon sugar


Cut the bananas into 1 1/2-2 inch pieces, roll in almond butter OR whipped cream cheese and roll in any desired coating. Feel free to use other ingredients you have on hand as well!

Children's Birthday Celebrations
Kabeer Ruby Sebby
Ariez Aroha Nova
Paizley Stella Autumn
Amari Stella Ethan
Kash Cooper Ella
Awanui Axel Elizabeth
Harlan Hudson Vice
Jaksyn Alek Harlow

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






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