A place of wonder
All About Kids Varsity Lakes Early Education & Care opened its doors on 6th January 2020 and they couldn’t be happier with the feedback from parents and staff.
Approved Provider, Kaye MacKenzie, worked hard to set up a centre that would promote the childcare centre’s philosophy. Caring for children from 6 weeks to 6 years, All About Kids aims to be a place of wonder that provides children the opportunity to question, explore, succeed and to have fun. It is also a place of security and trust where people can grow emotionally, socially, intellectually and physically at their own pace.
Childcare equipment and resources can support a centre’s philosophy
Kaye talks about her experience with STEP Learning Resources. “Dan Kennard came to see our space and prepared a quote for furniture and resources that would create a nice environment and support our philosophy. I particularly like the Birchwood furniture and Versatek tables as they create a homely vibe, and they are aesthetically pleasing, functional and durable.
“I’m proud to support another Australian family run business like ourselves. STEP has a great variety of fun and educational resources. Their quote was very competitive so it was an easy decision financially as well.”
All assembly and lifting done by STEP
STEP provided a professional team to assemble and place the equipment. “Right from the outset, their customer service has been first class,” Kaye continued. “They are great to deal with and the whole experience was stress free. The team came in and put all the childcare equipment and resources in the correct rooms, even in the exact spot so we didn’t have to lift or move things around.
“After the initial order, STEP has a discount program and I’ve already utilised that by ordering some more early learning resources.
“The home corner is particularly popular with the children. It’s sturdy, functional and inviting. STEP’s Felt & Wood Food Set is clever in more ways than one; it can be ‘cut’ into halves and quarters and is a fun way to teach science and maths.”
Exciting childcare products can reduce separation anxiety
Both parents and staff praise All About Kids. “Parents often tell us that our childcare centre’s environment makes it much easier to depart in the morning and reduces separation anxiety. The children are so excited and can’t wait to explore all the early childhood toys and resources. The centre looks fresh and inviting, with sturdy home-like furniture and toys, so everyone has a smile on their face!”