Community Kids Huntingdale is a delightfully homely centre on the corner of Huntingdale Rd and Flowerwood Way and caters to children and families from around the area, including Thornlie, Gosnells, Maddington and even as far as Byford.
We pride ourselves on our relationships with our families and our children and prioritise these first and foremost, as we are all partners in every child’s learning journey.
Our educators at the centre are diverse in many areas, including their interests and their strengths as well as their backgrounds. We have a strong team environment at the centre and bring varied and extensive knowledge to the area of Early Childhood Education, with three university trained teachers on site as well as Diploma and Certificate qualified educators.
At Community Kids Huntingdale, we provide the children with healthy, nutritionally balanced meals throughout the day and accommodate any families with special medical or cultural requirements.
Our indoor and outdoor spaces are always changing based on the interests of the children and our changing programs. Our program is based on the Early Years Learning Framework, which is a national curriculum catering for children from birth to five years. We also link our learning and our experiences to the WA Kindergarten Curriculum, closely aligning our learning with preparing our Kindy children for school.
What is your name?
How long have you been working in childcare?
What is your favourite part of working at the centre?
- Getting to watch and play a part in the growth and development of children and their families.
- The light-bulb moments when children achieve milestones and make meaning in their world.
What qualifications do you hold?
A Bachelor of Psychology and Graduate Diploma of Education (Early Years).
What are you most passionate about?
Partnerships with children and families and growing together as a collaborative team throughout each child’s learning journey.
What are you most proud of at your centre?
The relationships that we share with children, their families and between colleagues at the centre.
What is your favourite inspirational quote?
“Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world” – Roald Dahl.
What inspired you to become an educator?
The idea that early literacy and storytelling was beginning to be taken over by technology. Providing the opportunity to teach and share with children hands-on meaningful experiences and bring back the excitement to learning.
What values are most important to you in your team members?
Openness, trust, honesty and loyalty.
What is your philosophy about educating children?
Every family and every child is unique and bring with them such a wealth of knowledge and experiences for us to build on to shape their learning experiences while at the centre.
We work together in partnership with families and the community in order to celebrate learning on an individual as well as a group level.
We create safe, positive and inspiring learning environments for children to actively explore and interact with through intentional planned experiences as well as through spontaneous play.
It is through our interactions and our partnerships where we can fully support children to strive to be the best that they can be.
What makes your team/centre special?
We provide a home away from home and such a welcoming atmosphere for children and their families. We provide engaging programs and build on the strengths and interests of the children within our care.
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
A zoo keeper or an anthropologist.
What is one of your hobbies?
What message would you like to tell parents considering your centre?
We would absolutely love for you to come and visit us and become part of our Community Kids Huntingdale family!
Our centre provides care for the following age groups:
|6 weeks – 2 years
||2 years – 3.5 years
||3 years – 6 years
Our service provides the following facilities:
- Morning tea
- Afternoon tea
- Other meals – late afternoon snack
- On-site parking
- Before and After School Care and School Program
- In-house cook
- Fully air-conditioned
- Early Childhood Teacher
- Early Years Learning Framework program for children ages three and above daily
Our ‘Kindyhub’ program is excellent. As soon as we receive your permission slip, beautiful and timeless pictures of your child are emailed to you directly. This gives us a great opportunity to discuss your child’s daily activities. Reports on activities and observations from our educators are also supplied.
Reviews and Testimonials
See what some of our parents say about our centre:
“The happy friendly staff make going to daycare a breeze when dropping our son off. He always really enjoys daycare and come home smiling. We also love the daily up-dates of his learning experiences.”
“It’s not easy for a mum to put her children into care and go back to work. I looked into many different centres and no one made me feel more comfortable then Josie and her team… I leave knowing my child is happy and safe, a big thank you to all the girls who look after David and Destiny. Thanks.”
“My daughter has been going… for 3 years. In this time i have been nothing but pleased with the level of professional care offered by both floor and office staff. The girls are friendly and caring and go above and beyond to accommodate my daughter and the needs of our family.
Being trained as a Qualified carer myself, I was particularly selective as to where my daughter attended care but (Community Kids) has been the perfect fit for us with its beautiful, clean and tidy presentation of the rooms and the homely family feel. I have no hesitation recommending this centre to new families seeking care…”
“The best day care centre in Huntingdale. The staff at the centre are fun, vibrant and engaging. My son feels right at home!”
“I love the fact that the staff are very caring towards the children. They do fun learning activities and send me updates on my Grandson’s day.”
“Warm inviting atmosphere with caring staff – my son loves coming to daycare :)”
“(My carer) has always been informative about what (my child) has been up to. I really appreciate the study report she did for (my child) It was a great read.”
– Karen M
“The centre is great the staff are awesome and very friendly. very safe and friendly environment for children to be in. have a great understanding that each child is different from each other”
We’d love to welcome you to Community Kids Huntingdale Early Education Centre. If you would like to register your interest in a place, please fill out the form below. One of our educators will then be in touch to discuss your needs.
Please note: filling in this form does not guarantee a place. We recommend visiting the centre for a tour and meeting our friendly educators.