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.

Kids World Gilston

PHOTO: Supplied by Kids World Gilston

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.