Would you like a FREE 12-month KIDDO Membership plus a starter set of equipment for your ECEC service?

With the support of Healthway we are thrilled to offer Early Childhood Education and Care services in Western Australia the opportunity to apply for a Healthway scholarship. 50 successful applicants will receive a 12-month KIDDO membership, starter pack of equipment, KIDDO demonstration session at your service and support to implement the program.  

Apply now

 

Eligibility

We are looking for ECEC services in under-resourced areas, with culturally and linguistically diverse populations and/or in regional or remote Western Australia.

The KIDDO Healthway Scholarship is open to: 

  • Long hours day care services 

  • Family day care services 

  • Community kindergartens 

  • Child and parent centres 

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 

 

What the KIDDO team will provide 

  • 12 months membership to KIDDO - Includes access for all staff, programming resources, activity plans for an engaging and effective 0-5 learning program, and access to the KIDDO Parent Hub for families at your service. 

  • KIDDO Equipment Starter Kit worth $500. 

  • Workshops and/or demonstration sessions at your service - Includes one-on-one sessions with Education Leaders or Early Childhood Teachers (conditions apply for regional services). 

  • 4 free tickets to the KIDDO ECEC Conference in 2025

  • Personalised support - Email, telephone, and in-person support (conditions apply for regional services) for utilizing KIDDO in programming and planning. 

     

Requirements for participating services 

  • Nominate 2 KIDDO Champions - At least one must be a Centre Director, Education Leader, or Early Childhood Teacher to oversee the KIDDO program implementation. These staff members will be the main contact for KIDDO. 

  • Provide staff logins - Ensure all staff have access. 

  • Attend an introductory webinar - Both KIDDO Champions must attend a 45-minute introductory webinar. 

  • Complete online certification - A minimum of 4 staff must complete the online Certificate of Physical Literacy. 

  • Share KIDDO with families 

  • Co-contribution of $100 - As a sign of your commitment to the implementation of this opportunity we are asking interested services to contribute $100, while receiving over $2000 of value in return. 

     

Frequently Asked Questions 

What is KIDDO? 

KIDDO is a program developed by UWA to translate the latest research in gross motor skills and physical literacy into practical programs and resources for educators. Physical literacy involves developing the skills, confidence, motivation, and knowledge for children to be active throughout their lives. This program significantly impacts children's physical health, gross motor skills, and confidence in a sustainable manner. 

 
How Can KIDDO Be Used in My Service? 
  • Over 140 fun, simple activities - For birth to 5 years, searchable by age and skill, with no fancy equipment required. 

  • Ready-made teaching and learning experiences 

  • Track and share children's physical development - With parents using our Milestone Tracker. 

  • Professional development - Upskill educators with online and in-person training. 

  • Build educator confidence - With skill-teaching tips and demonstration videos. 

 

Excited as much as we are about this fantastic opportunity?

Apply now

Feel free to contact kate.hopkins@uwa.edu.au or 6488 1378 if you have any questions.

This project is proudly supported by Healthway.

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