Where did it all begin?
Kids Academy unofficially began in 1993 when owner, Scott Hookey built his first purpose built childcare centre is Sydney’s west at Glenmore Park, known as Hopscotch Child Care Centre. This was the first of a succession of centres which were to follow and in 2003, Scott developed the brand Kids Academy and all services to follow under his banner were part of the Kids Academy Group.
Over the past 20 years, Scott and his team have developed 12 services, two of which are currently managed and operated by the Kids Academy Group – Kids Academy Hope Island in Queensland and Exceed Early Education and Care in New South Wales.
Scott and Kids Academy are well reknowned for their state of the art designs, and an exceptional quality of care and education, having cared for over 2000 children since his vision came to life. Despite his own expertise in the field, Scott credits the success of the centres on his staff, whom he feels are the key to the provision of quality services….
“We are so fortunate to have an exceptional team of early educators, all of whom are so passionate, and have a genuine respect and love for the precious gift we have been given in sharing the early years of so many children and their families.”
Due to the size of our centres we felt it best to employ three Centre Directors to manage the centre co-operatively to ensure that the best attention is given to our children and their families. In order to achieve this we have a Director for our 0-3 year old wing – Angi Kekena, a Director for our 3-5 year old wing – Tricia Low and a Director for our Before and After School Care and Vacation Care wing – Brittany Rand.