About Us


Kids — Child Care in Mount Hutton, NSW


Kinda Kapers is a family-run business that has provided caring and nurturing childcare services for more than 25 years. We operate 7 long daycare centres and childcare centres throughout the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Maitland regions.

At Kinda Kapers, we embrace the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), a preschool curriculum endorsed by all governments in Australia to be used in the early childhood setting.

For further information about our early education and school readiness program - offered in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Maitland - please read our Early Years Learning page or contact us today.

Kinda Kapers Philosophy


Loving care in partnership with parents and families

Kids — Child Care in Mount Hutton, NSW
At Kinda Kapers, we believe that:

  • Parents and families are the first and most important teachers a child will ever have. Our educators understand the importance of building positive relationships with families, so that children will flourish both at home and in the childcare environment.

  • Everyone should feel welcome. Our centres are welcoming and inviting, and each groups' individual programs are inclusive, reflecting families beliefs, values, culture and diversity.

  • The space in which children develop is important. Our centres are purpose-built and the indoor and outdoor learning environments become flexible and interchangeable spaces where children are consistently engaged in learning

  • Each child's individuality and uniqueness should be celebrated. Our educators create dynamic learning environments, which foster a sense of inclusion, fun and exploration.

  • Learning should always be fun! Our play-based programs encourage child-initiated learning.

Kinda kapers values


  • Communication – We strive to develop mutually respectful relationships, leading to insight, understanding and shared knowledge between educators, families, children and the community
“So open your mouth… For every voice counts!” (Dr Seuss)
  • Being – We build and maintain relationships with children to give them the strength and skills to engage in life’s joys and complexities by knowing themselves and embracing the significance of the “here and now” in their lives

  • Belonging – As educators we connect with children and families and their culture through relationships. Children are encouraged to know where and with whom they belong

  • Becoming – Children are supported as their identities, knowledge, understandings, capacities, skills and relationships change throughout their childhood.

  • Self-respect – All of our educational programs strive to teach children to appreciate their own strengths and build confidence needed to engage in lifelong learning
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not” (Dr Seuss)
  • Sense of worth – Children are encouraged to value their own beliefs, traits, goals and ideals

  • Care – We provide a caring, responsive, respectful, safe and secure environment for children and families.

  • Excellence – We seek to share and develop innovative ideas with our colleagues through partnerships with families and formal training

  • Service – We focus on the needs of our staff, children and families

  • Growth and Innovation – We challenge ourselves to evolve and exceed children and family expectations

  • Fun – To create a sense of enjoyment through positive, educational and engaging play experiences
“If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good” (Dr Seuss)

  • Authentic Integrity – We will be open and honest in everything we do. We believe that living with integrity requires taking responsibility, reflection, constructive communication, common courtesy and respecting others

“I meant what I said and said what I meant.” (Dr Seuss)
  • Learning and Development – Our educators are simply amazing. They have talents and skills and love to challenge and stretch themselves. For this reason we value all training within the centres and also formal training leading to formal qualifications

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go” (Dr Seuss)

  • Team – We support our educators, children and families. Together everyone achieves more!

  • Passion – We strive to move forward with your children and family. We are passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and families
Art Session — Child Care in Mount Hutton, NSW


  • Kinda Kapers educators include the most highly skilled and trained Early Childhood Professionals. Educators provide a warm, nurturing and secure environment.

  • We take great pride in the long tenure of many of our senior educators & centre managers. A number of managers have been with Kinda Kapers for over 10 years! This provides a wealth of extraordinary experience & understanding to provide to families & children at our centres.

  • Kinda Kapers commitment to ongoing professional training is reflected in the levels of qualifications our educators have. Ongoing training allows educators to create meaningful educational programs for children of all ages and keep up to date with the latest in educational thinking.

  • We place a special focus on our educators working together as a close team to provide the best outcomes for the children. Through supporting each other with ideas, educational concepts & close communication we can provide the best experiences. TEAM – Together Everyone Achieves More.

Governance & Leadership

  • Kinda Kapers commenced over 25 years ago as a single centre and has grown as a local family business focused on loving care and quality education.

  • Kinda Kapers centres are governed by highly qualified & experienced managers. Most of our centre managers have been with Kinda Kapers for over 10 years and we are particularly proud of their long term dedication to childcare and the families in their centres. Our managers ensure that day to day operations of the centre result in the highest standard of quality practice.

  • Training is key focus for all of our educators. Through constantly reflecting & training to refine our educational practices we guarantee the highest possible quality outcome for each child & their family.