“I have always loved being around children, from a young age. They bring so much joy and happiness to the world.”

Kelly Kimipe

Centre Manager - Community Kids Cranbourne

I began working in early learning in 1996 and have been at Community Kids Cranbourne since 2007. I have a Diploma in Children’s Services and Business Management. Throughout my time in childcare, I have worked in various roles from starting out as a cleaner, then moving onto an assistant role, then Lead Educator, ACM and now am a Centre Manager alongside Kristi. 

I have always loved being around children, from a young age. They bring so much joy and happiness to the world. There are so many benefits for children who attend early learning services. It encourages social skills, improves social anxiety and more development needs. Being able to care and guide each child on their journey is a gift.

We have long-serving, multicultural team members who reflect our local community. Many have been with the centre over 10 years. It’s the kind of centre where everyone knows all the children, no matter which room they are in. The whole team sees their role as incredibly important, helping children establish the building blocks for a successful lifetime of learning.  

Our team hold health and safety standards and practices to a high standard daily. We follow all company and centre-based polices daily to ensure the children and team are safe at all times.  

We know that the whole process of starting at a new centre can be overwhelming for many families. We guide you through our enrolment process, encourage families to come and tour our centre, and we’ll assist with filling out enrolment forms or completing if required. From the initial orientation through to daily care, we keep our communications clear and ongoing. We have an open-door policy with our tours taking place at any time of the day to work around busy schedules and nap times.   

We’re also a social bunch! We hold many family and culture celebrations throughout the year to bring our families together as a local community.   

Kristi Cook

Centre Manager - Community Kids Cranbourne


I began working with children in 1999 and joined Community Kids Cranbourne in 2009. I have an Advanced Diploma of children's services. I have been a centre manager at this centre since I arrived. 

I pursued a career in childcare as I wanted to be able to make a positive difference in the lives and education of children and families.  

Every child is unique, and every child learns differently. You need to be very flexible in the education you provide to cater for everyone, as every child has the right to learn. All children have the right to feel safe and be safe in all aspects of their world, so we ensure they have that here at our centre. 

We plan our curriculum around the interest of the children within the room. This provides a variety of opportunities and learning experiences for all the children. 

I love working with this team. They are so committed and positive about their role as educators. 

I am available to families throughout the whole enrolment process and during their start to ensure they are comfortable every step of the onboarding process.   

Call to enquire 1800 411 604