Welcome to Kids on the Avenue

About Us

We offer a welcoming, happy and supportive environment that enables children to grow and learn through play. Our team of responsible and skilled educators share a commitment to providing the highest achievable standard of professional care for the children in our care. We believe that all children are special, and need understanding, support, and a targeted learning experience, whilst every family is welcomed at our centre, irrespective of economic, cultural, or ethnic background. ‘As Centre Coordinator, I personally strive for each child, their parents, and all family members to feel welcome, accepted and safe while at our centre. My door is always open to discuss any concerns, issues or questions you may have, and I look forward to welcoming you to KOTA.’ Colleen Centre Coordinator

Outdoor Play

Our outdoor play area has well-established trees which provide shade and fruit in Spring and Summer and an abundance of colourful leaves in Autumn, which the children use in art projects. The play area is equipped with swings, trampoline, sandpit, rock wall, cubby house, fire truck, music wall and plenty of space for the children to run around on soft surfaces. The Babies’ Room has its own separate outdoor play area, which can be integrated under supervision with the main shared play area for older or more inquisitive babies.

Centre Pets

We are fortunate to have a number of well-loved animals at KOTA. Our resident fish, stick insects and reptiles are a great resource for the children to learn about and enjoy. Every year we also temporarily host a chicken egg incubator, allowing the children to watch and learn about eggs hatching, and then to observe the hatched chicks at play.

Trips and Celebrations

KOTA offers regular incursions from external providers for children of all ages, including weekly music and sports sessions. We also celebrate special cultural and social days in the calendar such as Chinese New Year, Easter, NAIDOC week and Christmas, among others. KOTA also runs excursions for the Kinder kids, which have included visits to ScienceWorks, the Aquarium, the museum, a fire station, traffic school, local primary schools, the library and local parks.

Our Centre

Based in Coburg, our purpose-built centre consists of three rooms catering to children aged from 6 months to 5 years. A large, shaded play yard additionally promotes lots of opportunities to foster children’s natural curiosity. KOTA is an independent, not-for-profit centre that prides itself on being family-orientated. Run by a Committee of Management made up of the parents and guardians of the centre’s children, parental participation is always welcome.

Educators

We are very fortunate to have many highly qualified, experienced and committed educators and staff members who have been with us for a long time, and pride ourselves on our low staff turnover, as we believe that continuity of educators is beneficial in building trusting relationships with the children in our care. This is why we also make sure permanent relief staff cover lunches and breaks in all rooms.

Learning through play

At KOTA we pride ourselves on having high qualified staff and educators connecting with your children to provide an inclusive environment to learn through play. This will allow your child to develop social and interactive skills to prepare them for their next phase.

Rest and relaxation

We understand that keeping a balance between play and rest is important for young growing minds. To ensure your child gets the best from our centre, we offer rest and relaxation time to help keep your child have an active and engaged mind.

Health and hygiene

There is nothing more important than the health and hygiene practices at our centre. We pride ourselves on our practices for hygiene from changing your child to washing water bottles. With health a key focus we offer a balances healthy menu with all allergens under strict protocols.

Our Rooms

We have four children’s rooms at Kids on the Avenue, catering for children aged from 6 months up to 5 years of age.

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Children

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Educators

Babies

Looking after your little ones in a safe and secure space.

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Children

5

Educators

Toddlers

Allowing the children to play and learn with our educators.

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Children

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Educator

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Teacher

Pre-Kinder

Letting your children grow and get the pre-kinder experience.

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Children

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Educator

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Teacher

Kinder room

Getting your children ready for there next stage in development.

Our Program

Kids On the Avenue welcomes all children with play-based programs to stimulate learning and development.

Provides a safe, happy and supportive environment.

We foster each child’s social and educational development.

Each child is special and needs a targeted learning experience.

We enable your child to learn and grow through play.

Every family is welcome.

Our educators develop their programs based on our knowledge of child development, as well as the children’s interests and ideas, parent suggestions and the curriculum guidelines in the Victorian Early Years Learning Framework.

Children are encouraged to make choices and decisions throughout their day, and are supported in becoming confident learners and effective communications, using their own ideas and imagination. Program plans can be viewed in each of the children’s rooms.

Our primary focus is always what is in the best interests of the child.

A four-year-old funded kindergarten program is available within our long daycare setting. The kindergarten program runs between 8.30am and 5.20pm daily (long daycare is from 7.30am to 6.00pm), and is run by two qualified kindergarten teachers.
It follows a play-based curriculum designed to provide children with ongoing learning opportunities in an enjoyable and supportive environment in the year before they start school. Please contact us for further information.

Kids On the Avenue Children’s Centre is committed to providing the highest quality care for all its children.

The National Quality Framework (NQF) commenced in 2012 as a new standard to raise quality and to drive continuous improvement in education and care services in Australia. There are seven quality areas guiding our centre in maintaining and improving our practices. KOTA was last assessed against the framework in February 2023 and is meeting or exceeding the NQF in all areas.

More information can be found at  https://www.acecqa.gov.au/

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