Kids College proudly introduces you to our team

Kids College is a quality childcare centre with an EXCEEDING THE NATIONAL STANDARDS rating. Kids College is proudly owned and managed by the Scafidas family. We were very lucky and finally had our dream come true, to create a wonderful loving childcare for children to enjoy and for parents to trust. Nicholas and Craig Scafidas are our Directors, Wendy is our Administration Manger and Jennifer is our Manager, Nominated Supervisory Officer and Educational Leader. Our beautiful 14 year old and 11 year old daughters provide expert opinion on what is fun to play with. With such a strong involved management team it is important to all of us to choose dedicated early childhood education professionals to work with. Our staff team is highly qualified and most importantly have a love for children and a passion for childcare in their blood. Kids College is our third child and we welcome you to our centre.

Kids College Office team

Jennifer is the Manager, Educational Leader, Early Childhood Teacher and Nominated supervisory officer of Kids College since we opened our centre in 2010. I am constantly reading and studying and always have some study on the go. I have qualifications in South Africa and in Australia in Business, Psychology, Teaching and Childcare. I also have a TAE, Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services, Advanced First Aid certificate, Bronze medallion life saving certificate, Ngala Sleep management certificate, Parental Guidance recommended Cancer council healthy eating certificate, Baby Massage instructors certificate, 1-2-3 Magic and Emotion coaching practitioner certificate and I am a registered CPR trainer. I have two darling daughters at home and two fluffy fur babies too. I am so proud to be entrusted with the care and education for your precious little ones. Not many people are fortunate enough to have their dreams come true but I am very pleased my dreams have come true and I am able to welcome your family into our Kids College family.

Denise has been here since 2012. She has gained her Cert III, her Diploma in Children’s Services and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree along with lots of professional development certificates. Denise is also one of our Supervisory officers. She works primarily in the office and extensively helps in the classrooms. Denise has two sons, a husband and her crazy Jack Russel Dodger and his furry sister KC, who all keep her really busy. Denise is everyone’s best friend and her genuine friendship just warms your heart. Denise’s enthusiasm and dedication is a joy to be around and her love for the children shines. She is a beautiful lady inside and out.

Kids College Babies Room Discoverers Program

Nicky has been with us seven years, has achieved her Cert III in Children’s Services  and her Diploma in Children’s Services and is our group leader in our Babies Discoverers program. Nikki has been in the babies room all these years and has an amazing innate ability to understand and bond with our littlest people. She has a kind heart and has such a wonderful positive attiutde. Nikki’s cup is always half full. Nikki has her own little fur baby ay home, Jonty who is an adorable dashund. She absolutely adores all the little babies and welcomes them into her heart. It is so wonderful to see such a fabulous young lady who takes such joy from her day every day.

Amy is our Babies room Discoverers program assistant working with Nikki. Amy was born in England and moved to Perth in 2002. Amy is a fun loving young lady who we are so proud of. She has joined our team and been a wonderful breath of fresh air. She is always happy and takes such pride in her work. She loves being outdoors and really appreciates how fortunate she is to live in a country that has allowed her to experience things like camping, abseiling, canoeing, kayaking, snorkelling, mountain biking, skiing, rock climbing, fishing and four-wheel driving. Amy has always wanted to work with children and is very happy to be afforded that opportunity at Kids College. She has achieved her Cert 111 in Children’s Services.

Kids College Toddlers Room Explorers Program

Jennifer heads up our toddlers room Explorers program with Courtney. Jennifer has her Cert III Children’s Services and her Diploma in Children’s Services and is one of our Supervisory Officers. She has been with Kids College for five years. Jennifer comes with a wealth of experience and a huge caring heart, she has five children and a rabbit and a dog and a fish of her own at home! Jennifer is the conusummate multi tasker. We all marvel at her energy and her efficiency.

Courtney heads up our Toddlers room Explorers team with Jennifer. Courtney is currently studying her Diploma In Children’s Services. We met Courtney when we took over Whitfords Chipmunks two years ago and were blown away by this wonderful young lady. She has a passion for working with children and we are very happy to give her the opportunity to fulfill her dreams by welcoming her to Kids College in 2016 Courtney enjoys travel, art and sports. She is a huge AFL fan especially the West Coast Eagles.

Kayla an assistant in our Toddler’s room Explorers program She was born in Sale, Victoria and moved to Perth when she was only one years old. She studied at Edith Cowan University for a semester in Early Childhood studies in 2016 but wanted to seek other pathways to pursue her dream of being an Early Childhood educator! She joined Kids College team and is currently undergoing her Cert. III in Early Childhood Education and Care. Kayla is such a warm lady all of the little toddlers absolutely adore her.

Olivia is a childcare assistant in the Toddlers room Explorers program. She has previously attended ECU for Early Childhood studies and is interested in furthering her studies. She was born in Perth and has always lived very close to the beach. She was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to be involved in marine studies and outdoor education whilst in school. In the past she has always been a part of a team, where she learnt so many teamwork skills. Netball and cheerleading were a big part of her life and it was there she realised she has a passion for working with children. Olivia is currently studying her Cert 3 In Childcare. She is part of our relief staff team who helps out in all the room.

India is an assistant in our toddlers Explorers program. She graduated high school at Duncraig Senior High School, where she completed a Cert 2 in Child Care, and is now studying a Cert 3 in Child Care. India enjoys travelling and discovering places she has never been before. Her dream is to travel the world. She was born in Broome and till she was four years old they travelled Western Australia and the Northern Territory. She then moved to New Zealand where she went to primary school and spent most of her childhood. When She turned ten they moved to Fiji and lived there for 4 years and they moved to Perth in 2014. She loved playing teachers while she was young and is very excited to be pursing her dreams at Kids College. India is always full of energy and smiles and take great delight in her days with the children. She is part of our relief staff team who helps out in all the room.

Clare is an assistant in the Toddler Room explorers program. She is  currently training at Kids College and working towards a Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care. Clare loves all things creative! She thinks it’s so important to be able to express yourself in ways that make you feel happy. She likes to spend her spare time baking, listening to music, hanging out with friends and family and looking after her two little bunnies! She found her love for nurturing and guiding children as an assistant instructor at ATI Tae Kwon Do in Joondalup and went on to study a childcare course at Greenwood College helping out regularly in a classroom and volunteering at a local primary school in their Kindy room. Clare’s greatest passion in life is children and we love having her. Clare is a warm friendly lady who has such fun with her days with the children. She is part of our relief staff team who helps out in all the rooms.

Kids College 3 Year Kindy Adventurers Program

Aleisha has been with us at Kids College since 2010, has her Diploma in Children’s Services and is one of Kids College Supervisory Officers. Aleisha has been in our Babies room for years and has moved two years ago into the 3 Year Kindy team and runs the program with Rose. Aleisha is our fun loving crazy friend. She has such a fun time every day and takes great delight in working with our darling little three year olds. Aleisha loves to keep fit and soaks up the energy of our little three year olds. Aleisha has an open friendly demeanour and you can see how much she loves her little people.

Rose has joined our team four years ago and heads up our 3 year Kindy Adventurers program with Aleisha. She was born in New Zealand and has worked all over the world in various jobs including being a nanny for a family in France. She has now moved to Perth to settle down. She has already achieved her Cert III in Children’s services and has her Diploma in Children’s services. Rose is a wonderful lady to be around, her calm nature and soft loving approach has made her a favourite with the children. Rose always seems to get things done and loves to be kept busy. She has a wonderful sense of humour and everyone enjoys being Rose’s friend.

Rachael is one of our Kids College assistants who helps in all our rooms. Rachael came to us on a gap year break from her University studies two years ago to become a teacher. She has completed her second year of her teaching degree. Through her time at Kids College we have got to know Rachael as a wonderful young lady who enjoys her time with our Kids College children. She has found her ideal age group to teach and is now pursing her Cert 111 in Children’s Services in the hopes of one day becoming a group leader at Kids College. Rachael loves to get messy and takes great joy out of creating with the children and enjoying all sorts of creative arts projects. She is part of our relief staff team who helps out in all the rooms.

Kids College 4 Year Kindy Imagineers Program

Alana heads up our 4 Yr Kindy Imagineers program with Jennifer. She is an Early Childhood Teacher, working part-time. She graduated from Edith Cowan University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Creative Arts/ Major in Drama and Performance, then in 2015 she completed a Graduate Diploma of Education in Early Childhood Studies. Alana is a beautiful lady outside and in. Alana is currently eagerly awaiting the birth of her first child who will be a lovely addition to her partner and his four year old son.

Kids College Kitchen Chefs

Patricia is part of our job share Chef team. She has her Cooking qualifications and has been with us for over eight years. She has two grown up children who she loves to bake for. She also has a fluffy fur baby who is spoilt rotten. Patricia is a warm-hearted lady who is just adored by all our staff team. Patricia is always calm and happy. She has a very positive outlook on life and is a great friend and confidant to all of us. She is so amazing with her cooking, the food tastes amazing and she makes it all look easy. Patricia cooks with special magic that ensures all the children love her food.  Our Chef Trish is truly a wonderful lady.

Natasha is the other half of our job share Chef team. Natasha also had her cooking qualifications and joined our team in 2017. Natasha is a lovely, happy, bubbily energetic lady with a wicked sense of humour who we have really enjoyed welcoming to Kids College. She is the mother of two teenage boys and as such her fabulous cooking skills are very much appreciated. Natasha enjoys her days with the smaller little children who she just adores and filling them up with healthy wonderful hearty meals.

Trudy has joined our team in October 2016. Trudy is from Norfolk and has moved to Western Australia in 2012.  Trudy’s children are all grown up now and she has chosen to create a change from her usual occupation as a hairdresser to pursue her love of teaching children and has joined the team at Kids College. Trudy has had extensive experience in working in schools in playgroups in the UK. She is has achieved her Cert 111 in Children’s Services. You will see Trudy all over Kids College as she is our lunch cover lady who spends her days helping out in every room in the centre. Trudy is a very special lady who has a great sunny outlook on life and a great sense of humour.

KIDS COLLEGE FAMILY

At Kids College we work each day embedding our values and philosophy into each facet of what we do. We continually improve our practices by critically reflecting and engaging in meaningful relationships with our community and for this we need your support and input. Make sure to follow Kids College Childcare on facebook, watch for our regular emails and keep an eye on our Kids College website. Join our Kids College family community and share in our vision of creating the very best childcare where children experience love, laughter and learning every day. You can reach us on [email protected]

Quote from Kids College Philosophy

‘We believe in our team of enthusiastic educators who genuinely enjoy being part of children’s lives and enjoy creating warm responsive relationships with a foundation based in secure bonding and attachments.’

NQS

4.1.1 The organisation of educators across the service supports children’s learning and development.

4.1.2 Every effort is made for children to experience continuity of educators at the service.

4.2.1 Management, educators and staff work with mutual respect and collaboratively, and challenge and learn from each other, recognising each other’s strengths and skills.