Kids World Gilston

Kids World Gilston – Official Education Provider in Nature Play Queensland

Kids World Gilston is a family owned and operated childcare centre founded in 1993 providing quality childcare in a unique rural environment catering for children 6 weeks to school age, including Before and After School Care.

The centre is situated on two acres of natural rural land which has been utilised to provide an exceptional environment, rarely seen in Gold Coast child care centres. Extensive landscaped gardens and play areas provide opportunities for the children to explore and learn through play. We are a Forest Learning and Bush Kindergarten (recognition through Nature Play Queensland) with our Nature Warrior facilitating our Bush Kindy Program incorporating native wildlife, composting, worm farming, our pets, bushwalks and our community garden.

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We work closely with a local elder, who has helped us develop our Reconciliation Action Plan. The children enjoy his regular visits participating in artwork and music while enriching their knowledge of the local indigenous culture.

We incorporate the Nurtured Heart Approach, which is a relationship-focused methodology founded strategically for helping children (and adults) build their inner wealth and it has become a powerful way of awakening the inherent greatness in all children while facilitating parenting and classroom success. The Abecedarian Approach is also incorporated, placing priority on children’s language acquisition because language is a proven core of early learning.

Our centre delivers Government approved Kindergarten programs in our Gumnut and Waratah rooms delivered by Bachelor trained teachers.

The centre has been assessed in February 2018 against the National Quality Standards, receiving a rating of Exceeding. A composite Quality Profile is available upon request.

The centre is family orientated and we provide individual care to all who enrol. Each and every family and extended family member is important and treated with respect and consideration. We have no charge for public holidays, no bond and all incursions are included in fees. We welcome any visits to view our centre and to talk about what we can offer you and your family.

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The Gold Coast: a future in entrepreneurship and technology

In little more than 50 years, the Gold Coast has evolved from a sleepy coastal town of beachside shacks housing less than 20,000 residents to Australia’s sixth largest city.

While many have been attracted to the city because of the warm weather and promise of a better lifestyle, it’s the entrepreneurship and youthful ambition that has been bubbling away behind the scenes that have built this great Australian city into what it is today.

Today, one in five workers on the Gold Coast works for themselves. This entrepreneurial mindset combined with one of Australia’s largest education sectors (per capita) and significant investment in research is what many are predicting to be the future of the Gold Coast.

At the forefront of the Gold Coast, and Australian tech industry is Danny Maher, Chairman of Opmantek and the Gold Coast Innovation Hub.

Opmantek is Australian IT exporter of the year, exporting their intelligent network management and IT audit software to more than 130,000 organisations worldwide.

“A new client installs an Opmantek product every six minutes which is more than any other business software company in the world,” Maher says.

“Opmantek is a classic high growth, high tech, Silicon Valley-style company. We set up on the Gold Coast due to the investment attraction programs that the Gold Coast City Council was running, and we’ve never looked back.”

“The Gold Coast is a wonderful place to live. When you’re running and growing a global software company like Opmantek you need to work long hours, and it can be high stress. The Gold Coast is a great place to recharge,” he says.

The Queensland Government together with Mr Maher recently announced the launch of the Gold Coast Innovation Hub, designed for innovative businesses to connect, commercialise and grow. It reflects Mr Maher’s passion and dedication to building the Gold Coast’s reputation as a leader in the innovation space.

“This is one of the best commercially backed innovation hubs in Australia,” he says.

“What Opmantek has shown and proven is how to commercialise technology from Australia and from the Gold Coast. Australians are great innovators, and the Gold Coast Hub will grow and manufacture world-leading, innovative companies”

The Gold Coast might once have been deemed too isolated to build a global company, but Maher says technology has enabled Opmantek to thrive.

“Technology has changed our ability to work and live from anywhere, and the tech industry has naturally been one of the first ones to embrace that. The Gold Coast is an international city with two accessible international airports, and it’s a place where all our clients and partners want to visit” he says.

The Gold Coast Hub will be presenting the Shut Up and Take My Money event for Gold Coast Business Week on Monday 14 May. For more information visit the Gold Coast Business Week website –

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Network ‘til you make it

Gold Coast Business Week is all about supporting our local businesses and a chance for owners, professionals and entrepreneurs to network, find out about emerging trends in the industry and opportunities beyond the Games.

Networking is an invaluable resource for start-ups and businesses of all sizes, and is a key element of Business Week, running from 14-18 May and proudly presented by the City of Gold Coast.

Way Ahead event

The City has collaborated with Myriad, Australia’s leading innovation festival, to bring some of the world’s most influential entrepreneurs and tech experts to the Gold Coast.

The standard ticket gives access to the Main Event, with networking and refreshments, followed by a curated Q&A session where you will hear from the international speakers about their day experience on the Gold Coast. The premium ticket includes an exclusive lunch at Rick Shores with seven global entrepreneurs and other premium ticket holders, followed by a private networking hour at The Star Gold Coast before joining the Main Event.

MBA Industry Access Night

This event, presented by Master Builders Association, will get you across the most recent changes to the building and construction industry.

Restaurant Industry Lunch

This is an opportunity for restaurateurs and suppliers to get together and enjoy lunch while listening to an industry expert. Presented by Restaurant Industry Support Gold Coast, this luncheon enables networking and business opportunities to network.

Gold Coast Communication Forum

If you are a marketer or communicator on the Gold Coast you don’t want to miss this! Join over 40 marketing and communications representatives from a variety of businesses, ranging from private sector to government, City alliances and partners.

Gold Coast Way Ahead Wrap Up Event

The Gold Coast Junior Chamber of Commerce is excited to close Gold Coast Business Week on a high – quite literally, at the highest point on the Gold Coast, on level 78 of Q1 for the official Wrap Up Party. The GCJCC are proud hosts of this final night of celebration and want you all to join the party.

For more information and to make bookings for these events visit

Classic Flow Live: Yoga by the Lake

A blissed-out combination of vinyasa and live music, amidst the tropical parklands at HOTA’s riverside. Join us at either sunset or sunrise.

Yoga instructor Lara Zilibowitz will lead you through the sequences with classical, musical concert performed live around you. This is a unique performance of ABC’s podcast Classic Flow designed to enhance the yoga experience.

Bring your yoga mat, water and register to reserve your space. Perfect for yogis of all levels.

What kind of things do I need to know?

Subscribe to the Classic Flow podcast on the ABC Listen app or wherever you get your podcasts, and find all the episodes, videos and photos on Instagram @classicflow_yoga or online at

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts, and ABC

Location Riverside Lawn
Duration 90 mins
Cost FREE – registrations essential
Time Saturday 12 May 3.30pm – SOLD OUT, Sunday 13 May 7am


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Show me the money

Need to raise funds to launch your business idea? Need some inspiration to take that next step?

City of Gold Coast is proud to present Gold Coast Business Week, from 14 to 18 May 2018. Business Week is all about supporting our local businesses and a chance for owners, professionals and entrepreneurs to network, find out about emerging trends in the industry and opportunities beyond the Games.

These are some of the great events on offer…

From ‘getting by’ to ‘getting rich’

Discover the secrets of entrepreneurs who have made a fortune building and selling businesses. People don’t build and sell multi-million dollar businesses by accident.
Join us for a webinar to learn how to exponentially build the value of your business.

Shut up and take my money

Got an idea you want to promote or get funding for? Get along to this sales education session – perfect for start-ups and small business.

Join Ksenia Demidova and the Gold Coast Innovation Hub team for an interactive workshop and fast-paced pitching session that will introduce you to effective and subtle techniques you can apply to everyday conversations. You will have people halting you mid-sentence to say ‘Shut up and take my money!’

Crowdfunding for business

Crowdfunding is a popular way to raise funds for any project, new idea, and business, yet many campaigns fail because people still do not know how to create a successful campaign. Find out how at this free seminar.

Learn about the different types of crowdfunding platforms available and how crowdfunding can help your project or your business. Learn the three key areas to focus on before launching your campaign in order to increase its chance of success.

Small business – meet the entrepreneur

Looking at launching your own business or idea? Jock Fairweather is founder and director of thriving innovation and co-working space Little Tokyo Two. Jock launched his entrepreneurial career with a luxury shoe label in London, achieving record-breaking success in the fashion industry. Now a serial entrepreneur, his passion is supporting the start-up ecosystem in Queensland. Come hear Jock’s story.

For more information and to make bookings for these workshops visit