The Kid & Hub Story

 

We developed the concept of Kid & Hub because we wanted our kids to have a range of unique learning experiences and activities. Frankly, we were bored of dragging them to the same activities week in, week out.

We had both recently moved back home to Adelaide after living in Melbourne for several years, and discovered we were both searching for a place we could go that offered a range of engaging, fun creative activities for our toddlers and preschool children. We wanted a place that was easy to get to and family-friendly. A place that had everything: great coffee, a play hub, and facilitated learning activities for our children.

We weren’t looking for another play café, and we weren’t looking for a child-minding service. We wanted a space where we could come with our children and help them learn, create and play in a safe space.

Since we couldn’t find this magical place, we decided to create it. Kid & Hub is the kind of place we want to take our own children on a regular basis.

It’s everything we look for in a family-friendly creative space: it works for families with multiple pre-school aged children with different interests, so a child who likes messy play can be just as happy as their sibling who prefers crafts. It’s a haven for parents accompanying their children, with a great coffee and play hub. You can find all the other conveniences on offer on our Extras page. 

Our ideas continue to grow and we will introduce new activities over time. Feel free to email us with suggestions.

From Giuls & Stace

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Giuliana Scala & Stacey Du Bois

Co-founders

First and foremost, we are mums: we each have two pre-school aged children, a boy and a girl. 

We met while working together as teenagers and hit it off instantly, becoming the best of friends. We’ve lived, travelled, worked and embarked on motherhood together. With open hearts and minds, we live life as positively as we can. Between us, we have years of experience working in commercial property in Operations Management. Our commitment, values and work ethic, our range of skills and big ideas mean that professionally and personally we make a great team. 

Motherhood has been by far the most rewarding and challenging role of our lives, requiring all our project management skills! Like all mums, we do whatever it takes on a daily basis to make sure our kids are safe, happy and loved. We understand what our own children enjoy doing and what activities we want to offer them. 

Kid & Hub brings together all our experience, both professional and personal, for a fresh take on raising happy, healthy, creative children.

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Monique Gannon

Programmer & Facilitator

As a Psychologist with a Master of Health Psychology, Monique has a passion for health promotion and supporting children and families.  Her professional experience includes working with children, adults and families in the mental health and disability sectors. 

During her first pregnancy in 2013, Monique discovered HypnoBirthing and completed her certification to become a practitioner shortly after the birth of her daughter.  Since this time, she has delivered the antenatal program to individual couples and groups, supporting them to achieve similarly positive births. 

Before motherhood, Monique trained in voice and flute – musical talents now commonly used for playroom dance parties and bedtime lullabies for her two young children.  

 
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Millie Grant

Facilitator

In the past 5 years, Millie has had the pleasure of working with Children where she has provided opportunities for children to explore, discover, grow, create and imagine. Millie enjoys exploring each child’s individual interests and takes great pride in helping the children gain knowledge and growth on a daily basis. Millie has her certificate III in Children Services and is currently studying Bachelor of Social Work where she aspires to continue working with children in that field.

Millie is fun and energetic and always strives to create a safe environment for the children but an environment that is fulfilling, rewarding and encourages learning outside of their comfort zone. It is Millie’s goal at Kid & Hub to provide a safe environment for the parents to encourage their children to explore whilst always having a day that is enjoyable and fun. 

 
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Emily Parrella

Facilitator

Emily’s passion for education and developmental learning has been a lifelong dedication.  A Junior Primary Educator since 2008 and current Italian Teacher, Emily has a Bachelor of Communications, Culture and Languages (specialising in Italian) and a Bachelor of Education (Junior Primary and Primary), as well as a Graduate Certificate in Specialist Education.

Emily, a big kid at heart, is a mother to two beautiful, energetic little girls and is always looking for new and exciting ways to develop their learning and social skills whilst having fun! She thoroughly enjoys being able to use these ideas, activities and sensory concepts at Kid&Hub.

Emily follows the methodology that all children learn in unique ways and it is her goal at Kid & Hub to help parents discover and encourage the strengths of their children. 

 

    Our team are committed to children’s safety, care and positive learning experiences, and are required to complete as a minimum the following certifications:

    • First Aid specific to child care
    • Police checks, background checks and criminal history checks (DCSI clearance)
    • Responding to Abuse and Neglect
     

    Our Vision

    We support and inspire families to help each child reach their full potential in a fun, engaging learning environment.

    We are committed to always acting in a professional and respectful manner, and value partnerships and diversity.

    The wellbeing of children and their families is always
    our primary focus.