Kids Hub is a “hub” for Early Childhood Professionals and Families, to access support and knowledge, enabling our community to raise healthy, happy and resilient children.

Our philosophy has been shaped by experiencing the changes in the last 20 years in the industry and continually learning. Our big passions are -

  • Incorporating natural resources into early childhood environments

  • Incorporating recycled resources into early childhood environments

  • Creating open ended learning spaces

  • Reducing stress and making things simple for Educators

Kate Foster and Angie West are committed to offering personalised and professional training and support to families and early childhood services across Western Australia.



Kate Foster

Kate has over 20 years experience in the early childhood sector with the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Social Science (Children & Family Studies/Psychology)

  • Diploma in Children’s Services

  • Advanced Diploma of Management

  • Cert IV in Training & Assessment

  • Cert IV in Business

  • Cert IV in OH&S

  • 123 Magic & Emotion Coaching facilitator

  • Engaging Adolescents facilitator

  • Mindfulness in the workplace facilitator

Kate is a qualified Counsellor, and offers parent support and Family Counselling. She is committed to supporting parents and children, particularly in the areas of anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, behaviour guidance and Mindfulness.

 Community participation:

Angie West

Angie has over 20 years experience in the early childhood sector with the following qualifications:

  • Associate Diploma in Social Science (Child Care)

  • Cert IV Out of School Hours Care

  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment

  • 123 Magic & Emotion Coaching facilitator

  • Engaging Adolescents facilitator

  • Mindfulness in the workplace facilitator

  • Currently studying to accredited as a Playworker (2019)

Angie has owned and operated early childhood services in WA  including long daycare and out of school hours care. She managed the day to day operations of the services with the support of a team of dedicated Coordinators and Educators who shared the same passion of providing high quality inclusive environments.

 Angie has also spent time working in the education system and as an Inclusion Support Facilitator. She is passionate about supporting children and families in early childhood settings, that require additional inclusion needs.                  

In 2010 Angie traveled to Italy to complete a week long International Study tour at the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre in Reggio Emilia. This study allowed Angie to gain an insight into the innovative approach to Education in Reggio Emilia. She is passionate about sharing this educational philosophy.   


Current community participation:

  • Board Member - ATLAS (Access to Leisure & Sport)  

Team Highlights & training


  • Angie presented at the Midwest Early childhood summit - Geraldton

  • Angie attended - Brisbane

  • Kate - Completed Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for children and Adolescents.-Dr Lousie Hayes, PhD

  • Kate & Angie completed ‘Implementing Mindfulness into the workplace’ - Perth


  • Kate & Angie attended Happiness & It’s causes conference 18 - Sydney

  • Facilitated the inaugural ‘Big day off your device’ nature play event - Geraldton

  • Facilitated family activities at WA Day in partnership with WA Museum - Geraldton


2013 / 2016

  • Angie & Kate attended Nature Play WA conference - Fremantle

  • Kate attended the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority Conference in Sydney (courtesy of the Geraldton Regional Community Education Centre

  • Angie attended Happiness and its Causes 2013, and enjoyed an audience with His Holiness the Dali Lamai

  • Angie and Kate attended the Three R’s Conference at Bold Park Community School, and listening to Claire Warden, Tim Gill, Adam Bienenstock, Toni Christie and Maggie Dent

  • Attendance at Maggie Dent presentation about Becoming an Amazing Educator

  • Kate coordinated the first major early childhood Conference in the Midwest (Western Australia) - the Connecting the Dots Conference “What does it take to grow a Child?"

  • Angie presented “Beyond the Egg Carton” recycling and open ended learning workshop at the Connecting the Dots Conference, participants included long day care Educators, family day care, teachers


Project Wild Thing - August 2014

Project Wild Thing - August 2014

Reggio Emilia, Italy

Reggio Emilia, Italy

Inspire with Materials  (Remida)

Inspire with Materials (Remida)