Centre 1 - (07) 3262 5833
Centre 2 - (07) 3262 5614
Centre 3 - (07) 3862 2653
(07) 3262 5076
Nominated Supervisor and Centre 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 January 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.
Assistant Centre Manager Centre 1
Hi, my name is Kim Goettler.
I’m the Assistant Centre Manager of Centre 1 at Kids Capers Clayfield, I have been working in the child care industry for 8 years and recently come aboard to Kids Capers at Clayfield which I am so excited and honoured to be a part of the leadership team!
I am a Mum to my son Oliver who is 9 years old and just recently moved to the Northside from the Southside of Brisbane.
My career in child care started off with working as an Assistant, moving into a Group Leader role and finishing my Diploma in Early Education in 2015. Through my experience caring for children of all ages and having a passion for further development in Early Childhood Education and I was giving the opportunity to develop into a leadership position and for the past 4 years I have worked as an Assistant Director/Educational Leader.
My goal as an Assistant Centre Manager is to create a caring environment for families and children to feel safe, secure, and supported as well as creating the best outcomes for the children. I am very enthusiastic in supporting Educators to their full potential and being a mentor for them to have a friendly face to look up to and come for guidance or assistance when needed.
Assistant Centre Manager Centre 2
Hi my name is Meg Thompson,
I am the Assistant Centre Manager of Centre 2. I have been in the Childcare Industry for 9 years and a member of the Kids Capers family for 6 of those years.
I started as a member of the Kids Capers North Lakes team working firstly as an Assistant Educator before completing my Diploma of Children’s Services and stepping into a lead Educator role. I have worked, cared, and educated for children of all ages and know that Early Childhood Education was my passion so I decided I would love to take part in the leadership program to further my knowledge. I was training in the leadership program for 1 year before I was had the wonderful opportunity to transfer over to Kids Capers Clayfield to become the Assistant Centre Manager. I am very excited and honoured to be apart of the leadership team here at Kids Capers Clayfield.
I strongly believe that all children should have the opportunity to feel safe, secure, and supported within their environments and as an Educator I continue to create possibilities for each individual child to achieve this. My passion within the Early Childhood Sector is helping children grow to their full potential and I believe Kids Capers offers the best opportunities for children to achieve this.
Assistant Centre Manager Centre 3
My name is Brodie Jones,
I am honoured and excited to be the Assistant Centre Manager of Centre 3 at Kids Capers Clayfield. I hold a Diploma of children’s services and have been working in the industry for 7 years.
I have worked with Kids Capers since 2014 at our Mango hill centre and moved through various roles starting out as an assistant educator then stepping up to a Lead Educator, before moving into the Educational Leader role. These opportunities have allowed me to grow within the company. I have started the Leadership training that has now open the door to training as in the assistant managers role at our Clayfield centre.
I am very passionate about the early years and truly believe that the first five years lay the foundations for the rest of a child’s life. I aim to create a warm, safe nurturing environment for every child to feel valued and appreciated ensuring they create the sense of belonging, being and becoming.
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.
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