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Nominated Supervisor and Centre Manager
Hi my name is Kylee Kenn,
I am the Centre Manager and Nominated Supervisor for Kids Capers Childcare North Lakes where I work closely with my Assistant Centre Manager Kristy Newton. I am also privileged to be the Support Manager to 4 of our centres, Elimbah, Mango Hill, Wamuran and Sandgate.
My passion for Early Childhood Education began in 2003, when I realised that I wanted to make a positive difference in the lives of children and I was fortunate enough to realise my dreams and then joined the Kids Capers family at Clayfield in 2010. During my time, I have transferred between Capers centres in various roles and have now resided at North Lakes since 2013 as Centre Manager.
I believe that children are the future caretakers of our world and as such, we need to work collaboratively with them to give them the skills to live a sustainable life. This begins with connecting through nature, through the many provocations and hands on learning we provide.
Please feel free to come in for a centre tour and have your questions answered.
I look forward to meeting you and your family and hope you choose to become a part of our Capers family too.
Assistant Centre Manager and Educational Leader
Hi my name is Kristy Newton,
I have been a part of the Kids Capers Family since 2013. I started at the North Lakes service as Assistant Centre Manager and still reside there while supporting other Capers teams in their progress towards Quality Programs and Practice. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services through Tafe QLD and have been in the profession since 2002 across many roles.
I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to network with Capers centres, Staff, Management and Families to help build an inclusive program that is engaging and co-collaborative for children. I work with Educators to mentor, support and instill knowledge and training, and support them in implementing a program that enhances learning and development that harnesses children’s natural inquisitiveness, abilities and learning goals.
With the guidance and support of my fellow Educational Leaders we aim to be leaders in developing holistic programs for learning, development and play.
My name is Kara Lees, I am the administration officer for the North Lakes Centre and provide accounts support to the Elimbah, Mango Hill, Sandgate and Wamuran Centres.
I have 12 years experience within the administration field and have previously worked for Kids Capers before going on maternity leave. I enjoy working within the childcare setting and feel a sense of happiness and achievement supporting the Educators in their very important role they carry out everyday by caring and supporting children and their needs.
I will always be a support for children and families and encourage families to approach me with any enquiries.
I will support my Centres philosophy and provide unconditional encouragement to my team and give the children a strong sense of being, belonging and becoming.
Our centre offers 170 places and caters for the needs of children aged from 6 weeks to school age within 11 spacious air conditioned rooms. We are situated in the North Lakes community just across the road from Bounty Boulevard State School. Our centre follows and believes in the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the outcomes it provides for children as individual and creative learners. Our Kindergarten Programs follow the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines (QKLG) and we currently have two Government Approved Kindergarten Programs running.
Educators within the service hold qualifications from Certificates and Diplomas through to the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education held by our Kindergarten Teachers, and we would love to share our knowledge with you.
Here at North Lakes we believe in the power of play and the important role it holds in preparing children for their lives as future learners. We Encourage children to take a hands on approach to exploring the world around them, promoting them to be involved in all aspects of the program we provide.
Our recently renovated environments including a fully functioning centre kitchen where meals are prepared by our qualified cook Lesa, using locally sourced seasonal produce.
We offer an Early Learning Languages Australia program in Mandarin Chinese for our Kindergarten children which is delivered weekly by Li Hua Chan who holds a Master of Education.
We value family at North Lakes, and want to provide you with an environment that is like a second home to you and your child.
Please feel free to come and visit our service and let us show you around, introduce you to the Educators and explore the numerous environments.
Updated March 2018
6:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday