Welcome to Happyland
Kids Childcare Centre
Family owned and operated
Happyland Kids Child Care Centre
Happyland Kids has been operating in the Arundel/Parkwood community since May 2004. The centre is a family owned and operated childcare centre that caters for children from 0-5 years, as well as primary school aged children.
At Happyland Kids we offer parents the best quality care by providing you with trained qualified staff.
By having qualified staff, the teachers are able to provide the children with challenging and developmentally appropriate programs to cater for each of the children's needs.
During your child's time at Happyland Kids, you and your child will have fun and feel comfortable in your surroundings, due to staff being caring and supportive of the children's, parents and visitors individual needs.
We look forward to meeting you, and hope this website will provide you more detail about our centre.
Child Care Centre
184 Napper Road, Arundel, Qld 4214
(Opposite Arundel State School)
Tel: (07) 5594 0066
Fax: (07) 5594 0029
Monday - Friday 6:30am -6:30pm
Closed only on Public Holidays
Nutritious Multicultural Meals
Hats & Sunscreen
Full Accredited Government CCS Funded Kindergarten Program
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At the beginning of this year we changed from another centre in Arundel and I am so glad we made the move.
My 18mth old daughter is thriving at Happyland and I am thrilled with the outstanding level of care that she receives 😊
Karen and her entire team of Educators are fantastic. Every morning when I drop off my daughter we are greeted by caring staff who are happy to be at work in a supportive centre with a community feel - this is just one of the main factors I was after - happy staff equals happy children!
Within the short few months we have been there the staff have taken a great interest in my daughter and have gotten to know her so well. We are totally on the same page with every aspect of her care and I walk out of the centre knowing that she’ll have all of her needs taken care of throughout her fun & interesting day.
This year we have seen the addition of Native Bees (with no stingers) & Guinea Pigs to the centre. The kids are delighted with these pets & my daughter often says bees & guinea pigs in her own way when on the way to Kindy in the mornings!
Another aspect of the centre that I’m impressed by is their feedback process. Every day I am provided with a variety of photos and extensive written feedback about exactly what has happened throughout the day. I am also able to have this feedback emailed directly to my family interstate with keeps the grandparents super happy too!
Nappy changes, bottle quantities & times, sleep times & duration & meals are also clearly documented for me to see every day which is so helpful. I can not recommend this centre enough for your child. It is exactly what a childcare centre should be - family-focused! I have no hesitation at all in recommending this centre to other families.
Prior to moving from Melbourne, we had liaised with Karen (the manager) about enrolling our son into Happyland. Right from our first phone call, Karen was so warm and welcoming. She was lovely to deal with and helped us through the entire enrollment process, as well as welcoming my parents with open arms to do a tour on behalf of us to ensure the centre was a right fit for us. They left with such a lovely feeling, knowing that our son would be happy. The entire enrollment and starting a new childcare process have been seamless. The staff are so friendly and genuinely care about the kids - it warms my heart to see the way my son has been welcomed into the centre. The kids are well cared for, and the communication is outstanding! I love reading about the creative activities they do and seeing so many photos of my son through the day. I can't explain how delighted we are with Happyland - it exceeded my imagination of how a centre could be and how happy my son was at childcare. I would recommend Happyland in a heartbeat!
I cannot recommend it highly enough. Since they were five months old, my twin sons have attended happy kids' childcare. They are about 15 months now still in the centre. Before I decided to put them in the daycare, I went to a few different centres; they were clean and white, but it is all like officers, giving me the feeling is 'cold'. I want somewhere to provide me with a feeling is "warm" and "family". The environment is very important for children's mental systems build-up. When I walked to happy kids' childcare, the sky blue floor, the colourful papers on the wall, the play Centre inside and the back yard, the birds and the rabbits and the other little ones made me feel "yes"! That is what I am looking for! That all the children like! That is the children's world! Then I did the enrolment straight away. At the start, my little one cannot sleep well; they just held him in their arm for hours for him to sleep. What amazing stuff! We have had such a great experience with Karen and all the stuff in such a loving and nurturing environment. The centre has supported us a lot, they always think about parents they like your family. I have very high expectations, and I can happily say my expectations have always been met and exceeded. Thank you for all your guidance and support! I cannot recommend this centre enough!
Two years ago, I walked into this centre with a toddler who was still in his nappies & drinking his milk bottle. We were greeted with the warmest and caring feeling from Karen & Taylor. The ladies never judged me nor questioned me and my situation, they welcomed us with open arms. Before I knew it both my boys were registered and taken care of by the educators at Happyland (one toddler and one before and after school care). Happyland is a second home for my boys because they get treated with fairness, love, respect amongst everything else.
I cannot thank the team at Happyland enough for their enormous support in helping me (a single mother) completely new state, new surroundings, a new journey of nurturing, educating and supporting my boys and me. If ever I get stuck, I can/could always count on the educators at Happyland and their wonderful friendly, understanding, efficient and professional service. That instant family orientated feeling the minute you drive through the gates & the warm "Good Morning" greetings when you walk inside.
In life ahead - My boys and I will never forget the people who have supported us and helped us along our journey. We are truly blessed to have met Karen, Taylor, Courteny, Rena, Kane, Jin, Fiona, Sam, Judy and the team at Happyland Kids Centre. We will cherish our new family and are enormously gratefully thankful for everything. Thank you so very much, Ladies and Gents, for everything xox
I started sending my son to Happyland when he was about 5 months old. At the time, I was going through some pretty intense postnatal depression and was desperate for somewhere that would care about not just my son, but for me as well. I found that and more with Happyland. Karen saw how much we were struggling and went above and beyond to help. Every single educator is engaged and passionate about kids. every single request I’ve had has been actioned immediately. My son is now almost 1, and we are moving away from the Gold Coast. I am absolutely heartbroken to be leaving Happyland. This centre is what all centres should strive to be - an extension of your own family.