Hillcrest 1 & 2

Active Kids Early Learning Centre




What Makes Us Unique?

We pride ourselves on the ability to provide exceptional care for all children due to:

In depth understanding

Our in depth understanding of the Early Childhood Education and Care industry and what is required to deliver high quality outcomes.

In house meal service

Meeting the needs & wants of our families, we provide an in house meal service. Our menu consists of four rotating menus filled with delicious healthy home-style cooked food by our personal centre cook.

Outdoor play areas

Our oversized, newly renovated, extensive outdoor play areas are full of adventure, sensory experience & excitement ready for your child’s exploration.


We have an inclusive environment where all children and families are welcomed.

Extra Curricular Activities

We provide a number of extra curricular activites including:

In Room Meditation & Kids’ Yoga

Ginger Sports

Happy Feet Fitness

Physikids Sport Program

Two KinderGarten Programs

At Hillcrest Active Kids Early Learning Centre, we have two Kindergarten programs on site. Our Kindergarten Program runs 5 days per week with a Bachelor Qualified Early Childhood teacher. We engage our local primary schools to ensure we are supporting the children’s transition to school to a high standard.

Meet Our Manager

Hillcrest Centre 1

Kiri Richards

Hillcrest 1 Director

My name is Kiri and I am the Centre Director at Active Kids ELC – Hillcrest 1.

I have worked in Early Childhood Education and Care for 15 years. During this time. I have gained valuable experience in all ages and worked in various roles from Assistant Educator right through to Centre Director. I am qualified with an Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services.

For me, this role is about ensuring we provide nurturing, caring and stimulating environments in which children feel happy, safe and secure. We encourage families to contribute to their children’s learning journey at every step.
Please come and visit us today, we would love to show you around and welcome you to stay and play.

Meet Our Manager

Hillcrest Centre 2

Alisha Barnes

Hillcrest 2 Director

My name is Alisha Barnes and I hold the position of Centre Director here at Active Kids (Centre 2)

I have worked in all roles within childcare from trainee to Director over the last 15 years.

I love the opportunity to connect with families daily. I pride myself in my passion and quest for quality care, and endeavour to deliver this to every child and family within our centre community.

I am committed to continuing my learning through various courses and seminars, through which I can in turn help to grow & support my team of Educators.

If you find yourself in the market for exceptional care for your little one, we welcome you into our centre to have a friendly chat and tour of our beautiful centre.

Contact Our Hillcrest Centres

We welcome you to come and take a tour of our centre and see for yourself why everyone is raving about Active Kids Hillcrest.

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7a Helen St, Hillcrest QLD 4118