Centre 1 - (07) 3262 5833
Centre 2 - (07) 3262 5614
Centre 3 - (07) 3862 2653
(07) 3262 5076
Nominated Supervisor, Centre Three Manager
Hi, my name is Janessa Travia,
I am the Centre Manager and Educational Leader. I have been working with Kids Capers since 2009. Starting as a student I progressed through various roles before joining the Management team in 2016. I hold a Diploma of Children's Services and I am currently studying my Bachelor of Education through ACU.
I am very passionate about the early years and believe that the first 5 years are an important part of a child's life and I am honoured to be a part of it. I view all children as capable and competent and believe that every child's day should be joyous, filled with hands on learning that stems from their own interests.
I love to be more hands on across the centre, working in the rooms and supporting the Centre Leaders. As the Educational Leader I will guide the Educators to create the best outcomes for your children ensuring they uphold our centre philosophy, make learning more evident and keep it consistent across the centre. I look forward to joining you and your child/ren as they journey through our centre.
Nominated Supervisor and Centre One and Two Manager
Hi, my name is Sophie,
I moved over from a small town in Ireland to join the team here at Kids Capers Clayfield in September 2017. I am advanced diploma qualified in early childhood care and education which I completed in 2015. I have also just completed a diploma in Business Leadership and Management August 2019.
From a young age I always have known that I wanted to work with children, it is something that I'm very passionate about. I have experience working with children in preschools and special needs in primary schools, I also worked in an indoor children's play centre since I was 15.
I believe I have a very friendly and caring attitude and I use this to create a safe and nurturing environment for children to explore and develop.
I started working with Kids Capers in January 2017 as an educator I then took on the role of educator in charge covering in the nursey. I joined the leadership team in October 2018 which was very exciting I trained as a centre leader, in October 2019 I took on the role of centre one and two manger. I am so privileged to play such a big part of guiding supporting and mentoring the staff here at kids capers to achieve the best learning outcomes to give the children at kids capers the best possible start at life they can get.
My name is Amanda Nitschke and I am honoured and privileged to be the Support Manager
here at Kids Capers Childcare.
I hold a Diploma of Children’s Services and I have 5 years of experience in the early childhood industry, starting off as a classroom educator in the nursery and proceeded to hold various roles including Lead Educator and Educational leader.
I joined the Capers family in 2016 and supported the opening of our Kids Capers Northgate centre. This provided me with the exposure to learn new skills and the opportunity to join the management team, initially as the Assistant Manager at our Clayfield centre and subsequently moving to our wonderful Mango Hill centre.
My intention in this role is to support our management teams as I am passionate about the Early Years Learning Framework and providing a play-based teaching program for children. I aim to give our team of Educators the teaching platforms they need to provide the best quality care and education, ensuring that every child in our care receive the best possible outcomes in relation to their identity, connection with community, wellbeing, confidence as learners and effectiveness as communicators.
Chief Executive Officer
Hi, my name is Emma Murphy,
I have been working with Kids Capers since 2008, starting as an Assistant Educator at our Clayfield Centre then progressing into Management in 2011, and in 2019 moved into the role of CEO for the company.
I hold my Diploma of Children’s Services and am currently studying my Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) through the Australian Catholic University.
I love every aspect of my position, whether this be helping project manage one of our new sites, managing the overall operations of the company or supporting our Leadership team to create the best outcomes for Children, Families and our Educators.
I am extremely passionate about the Early Years and providing a play-based, child centred curriculum for children. I believe it is essential to build trusting relationships and that it is my responsibility to ensure that the highest quality care is provided to our community.
Facilities & Programs
We opened in 2003, run by a passionate team of dedicated Educators. Our centre offers 244 places for the needs of children from the age of six weeks to six years.
We are very proud to announce that in March of 2016 Kids Capers Clayfield received an overall rating of Exceeding the National Quality Standard.
In 2017 we extended the centre to include an additional three rooms of Approved Kindergarden places that follow the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines (QKLG). We now have thirteen spacious air-conditioned rooms including natural indoor and outdoor play spaces, an animal farm, on site pool with swimming lessons to name a few.
All of our educators hold relevant qualifications for their rolls or are studying towards these. Our Educators are guided by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and provide all children with equal opportunities within our play based environment.
We are conveniently located just down the road from Eagle Junction station and buses, or a short drive to Brisbane City.
The children are free to move through our blooming vegetable gardens, slide down our log slide, get a little wet while they role play in the boat, climb over and through our logs, and explore our rocky creek bed in our dinosaur park. When they are ready to move inside they can bring with them the produce from our gardens and get inventive in our children’s kitchen.
We welcome you to call the centre or drop in where we can answer your questions, introduce you to our team of Educators and walk you through all the environments.
Kids Capers Childcare Clayfield Philosophy
“We would like to recognise the traditional landowners of this land, the Turrbal people, on whose land we play and learn on today.”
Here at Kids Capers Childcare Clayfield, we believe our team of Educators and Teachers provides your child with a home away from home. When you join us, you are joining the Kids Capers Family.
We believe the rights of the children are paramount and all children have the right to experience high quality education and care in an environment that is tailored to meet every child’s need. We help the children to build relationships and become confident learners. We encourage children’s independence and resilience, provide them with tools to thrive when faced with day to day challenges. We value all children as successful, competent, capable learners and decision makers in their life and learning.
We believe that collaborative partnerships between our service, families, children and community, enable us to create a natural environment that is welcoming and safe, promoting relationships that are respectful, reciprocal, equitable and inclusive. We celebrate diversity and show great respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture.
You will discover natural environments that are unique, inclusive, safe and inviting. The environment reflects our endeavor to embed sustainable practices and work towards a more holistic approach. We embed sustainable practices and foster children’s respect for the world around them.
Children love to play, and we believe play promotes positive dispositions towards learning. We provide a play-based context for learning, where children feel supported to engage in critical thinking to organise and make sense of their world.
Our educators are qualified, motivated and passionate. We are committed to developing nurturing and trusting relationships with our children and families, encouraging them to experience a sense of being. We will provide a fun, play based learning program for children to explore and experience life’s wonders and develop a love of learning.
6.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday