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Nominated Supervisor and Centre Manager
My name is Katie O’Malley,
I am the Centre Manager and Nominated Supervisor of Kids Capers Childcare Northgate.
I have worked in the Early Childhood Education and Care industry since 2010, I joined the Kids Capers Childcare team in 2017 after moving to Brisbane. I have successfully completed my studies and graduated with a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood). I am passionate about educating young children and helping them to grow into confident and capable young people. I believe I am extremely lucky to have the opportunity to experience each child’s learning journey with them as they explore and discover a place to belong within their environment.
I love mentoring and supporting Early childhood Educators to be the best Educator that they can be and being able to make a difference in this industry. Please feel free to come and see myself at any time.
Assistant Centre Manager and Educational Leader
My name is Emily Walker,
I have been given the opportunity to grow within the Kids Capers family and am very excited to be in a leadership role here at Northgate. I am the Assistant Manager and Educational Leader. I love all aspects of my role especially building strong relationships with the children, families and Educators.
I completed my Diploma in Children Services in 2013 and have been working for Kids Capers Childcare since 2014, originally from our Sandgate Centre.
I am passionate about the early years, as I believe we are teaching the future leaders of the world.
I love mentoring Educators to build on their knowledge and skills so it can filter down to the children and entail create an enriched learning environment. I look forward to meeting you.
Hi, my name is Emma Murphy
I am the Support Manager and at Kids Capers Childcare Bald Hills, Clayfield and Northgate. I have my Diploma of children’s services and am currently competing my Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) through the Australian Catholic University.
I have been in the childcare industry since 2008, starting out as an assistant educator at Clayfield and then on to Lead Educator positions with various age groups then into a Centre Manger role and now into a Support Manger Role.
I love every aspect of my position, whether it is guiding my amazing team of Educators, working with the families or building relationships with the children. I am extremely passionate about the Early Years Learning Framework and providing a play-based program for children. I am a strong believer that you must be on the floor of your centre, to know your centre.
Facilities & Programs
Completed in early 2016, Kids Capers Childcare Northgate incorporates state of the art design with engaging green spaces. We have used the best of modern technology alongside solar energy, rain harvesting, recycling practices and natural playscapes to create a unique environment for children and their families. All of the rooms open out to spacious verandas and adaptable natural play spaces.
We encourage children to respect their environment by first appreciating all that it has to offer. We support children to safely explore our environments that contains logs, rocks, sand, dirt, grass and gardens. We have 4 playgrounds all offering a different experience that children can freely explore. We view all children as capable and resourceful learners, our environments and curriculums supporting their emerging autonomy.
The centre includes 6 rooms and provides long day care for children from 6 weeks to school age. We also run a Government Approved Kindergarten Program with a qualified Kindergarten Teacher. Our centre is managed by a team of passionate and highly qualified Educators who either hold a Diploma of Early Childhood or are working towards. Our curriculum is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework, Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines and Our Centre Philosophy.
We look forward to meeting you and your family to become a part of the Kids Capers Northgate community.
Kids Capers Northgate is a community that opens its doors to all families and their children. We offer a safe and inclusive environment that is supporting of children’s and family’s needs.
We view all children in the early years as capable and resourceful learners, our programs support their emerging autonomy. We view each child as an individual on their own unique learning journey to be in the moment, belong to a community and become themselves. We encourage children to build positive relationships with others and support peer-to-peer scaffolding.
Our philosophy and values
Care deeply for each child and educators physical and mental health, wellbeing and journey of learning and self-discovery.
Appreciate each child’s unique personality and individual needs to encourage a sense of security and belonging.
Provide a warm and welcoming environment that is safe, engaging and inclusive that allows each child to be in the moment, to belong to a community and to become themselves.
Encourage each child’s agency and natural sense of curiosity - to observe, experiment and explore.
Recognise, respect and value our team, our families, and all children in our care.
Support each child to be in the moment, to belong and connect to community.
Our philosophy was established in collaboration with families, educators, the children and management.
6.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday