Saturday, August 18th 2018, Brisbane
Connect – Inspire – Celebrate
Kid’s Activity & Party Businesses

Each year the national What’s On 4 Kids Awards are where we reward, recognise and celebrate the very best in children’s activities, classes, clubs, volunteers, family days out and kids party entertainers across Australia. #whatson4kidsawardsAU
The What’s On 4 Kids Conference is a day event combining an inspiring and educational programme with presentations from leading speakers, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions. This is the ideal chance for those in the children’s activity and party industry to network, interact with the experts and go away from the day feeling empowered and inspired. #whatson4kidsconference 

2018 What’s On 4 Kids Awards Winners

Find descriptions of the categories here.

Best National Pre/Post Natal Activity or Baby Class (0-2 years) proudly sponsored by What’s On 4 Kids

Winner

Baby Sensory Australia and NZ

Finalists

Forte School of Music
Happy Hands Art Time
Kangatraining Australia
Kelly Mini Sports
Mums Exercise Group Australia (MEGA)

Best National Toddlers Activity (2-3 years) proudly sponsored by Class Biz

Winner

Ready Steady Go Kids

Honourable Mention

Billy’s Buddies
Kelly Mini Sports

Finalists
Kinderballet
Ready Set Dance
Toddler Sense Australia and NZ

Best National Preschooler Activity (3-5 years) proudly sponsored by Muffin Break

Winner

Ready Set Dance

Honourable Mention

Little Big Sport

Finalists

babyballet® Australia and New Zealand
Kelly Mini Sports
Kinderballet
Ready Steady Go Kids

Best National School Aged Activity (5-12 years) proudly sponsored by Pure Gold Pineapples

Winner

Football Star Academy

Honourable Mention

GeckoSports

Finalists

Aussie Hoops – Basketball Australia
Cricket Australia
Forte School of Music
LCF Fun Languages Australia
Party Higher Scouts Australia

Best Local Baby/Toddler Activity (0-3 years) proudly sponsored by Angela Henderson Consulting

Winner

Fit-Kicks Sport Programs

Finalists

Baby Ballet Tasmania
Bayside Dance Danibelle’s
Musicadium
Dynamite Studios
Jungle Sports
Making Rainbows
Nurtured Fitness
Tahnee and The Treehouse
The Little Gym

Best Local Preschooler Activity (3-5 years) proudly sponsored by Agent Digital

Winner

Ready to Read

Finalists 

Baby Ballet Tasmania
Danibelle’s Musicadium
Dynamite Studios Australia
Fit-Kicks Sport Programs
Play at The Messy Shed
Soccer Time Kids
SUPERSTARS
Tahnee and The Treehouse
The Little Gym

Best Local School-Aged Kids Activity (5-12 years) proudly sponsored by Class Biz

Winner

Tahnee and The Treehouse

Honourable Mention

SUPERSTARS

Finalists

Bayside Dance
Choirs4kids
Dance Kix
Dynamite Studios Australia
Fit-Kicks Sport Programs
Helen O’Grady Drama Academy WA
Platinum Dance Centre
Target Sports

Best Franchised Kids Activity proudly sponsored by Muffin Break

Winner

Ready Steady Go Kids

Honourable Mention

Kinderballet

Finalists

Baby Sensory Australia and NZ
babyballet Australia and New Zealand
GeckoSports
Pyjama Drama

Kids Activity/Party Industry Leader of the Year proudly sponsored by Muffin Break

Winner

Carlo Chincarini – Fit-Kicks Sport Programs

Honourable Mention

Amanda Plumridge – Pyjama Drama

Finalists

Alycia Hansen – Glamour Parties
Bethany Fisher
Carolynn Carpenter – Fairy Fantasy Parties
Claire Ward – Confetti Hosts
Merryl Sacher – Merryl’s Mosaics
Trent Ray – Kids Disco Parties

Most Outstanding Activity Leader for Babies (0-2 years) proudly sponsored by Lah-Lah Productions

Winner

Cameron Drake – Kelly Mini Sports

Honourable Mention

Bronte Devine – SUPERSTARS

Finalists

Alison McDermott – Baby Sensory Southern Adelaide
Danielle Rigden – Danibelle’s Musicadium
Eleanor Mulder – Pyjama Drama
Emma Tyzack-Price – Baby Ballet Tasmania
Emma Wild – Baby Sensory and Toddler Sense Stirling, Joondalup and Wanneroo
Stephanie Clulow – Baby Sensory

Most Outstanding Activity Leader for Preschoolers (3-5 years) proudly sponsored by What’s On 4 Travel

Winner

Lynsey Vinen – Ready Steady Go Kids

Honourable Mention

Danielle Rigden – Danibelle’s Musicadium

Finalists

Eleanor Mulder – Pyjama Drama
Emma Tyzack Price – Baby Ballet Tasmania
Sam Evans – SUPERSTARS
Sam Lewino – Kelly Mini Sports
Tamsin McLinden – Kinderballet
Taryn Pascoe – Ready Set Dance

Most Outstanding Activity Leader for School-Aged Kids (5-12 years) proudly sponsored by Muffin Break

Winner

Abbe Bradbury – Dynamite Studios Australia

Honourable Mention Gabriella Flowers – SUPERSTARS

Finalists

Carlo Chincarini – Fit-Kicks Sport Programs
Danni Stocks – Einsteins Top Secret Science Perth
Jenna Riseley – Bayside Dance
Josh Whitmore – Target Sports
Matt Wells – Grasshopper Soccer
Shari Bremner – Gecko Sports (Sutherland Shire NSW)

Best Kids School Holiday Activity proudly sponsored by THE RUBY COLLECTION

Winner

Big Bang Education

Finalists

Adventure World
GeckoSports
Glamour Parties
HBF Stadium – Kids Sports Club

Monkey Mania
Party Higher
Spoil Me Kids Day Spa
Starlets SA
Turbo Climb

Best New Activity for Kids proudly sponsored by What’s On 4 Kids

Winner

choirs4kids

Finalists

Cygnets Dance
Messy Monsters Sensory Play
Rainbows and Sunshine
The Kreative Fairies
Turbo Climb

Best Family Day Out proudly sponsored by Paradise Resort Gold Coast

Winner

Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm

Finalists

Adventure World
Australia Zoo
Big Bash League – Cricket Australia
Turbo Climb

Best Kids Party Entertainer proudly sponsored by U.P. Agency

Winner

Kids Disco Parties

Finalists

Always Eventive
Fairy Fantasy Parties
GeckoSports
Glass Slipper Entertainment
Moove n Groove
Paint My Party
Party Higher
Superstar Parties
SuperSteph & The Super Party Heroes

Best Kids Party Product Provider proudly sponsored by Pure Gold Pineapples

Winner

Cake 2 The Rescue – DIY Cake Kits

Finalists

A Sprinkle of Magic
All in All Parties & Events
Custom Icing
Sweet Dreams and Goodnight

Best Kids Party Venue proudly sponsored Agent Digital Winner

Winner

Tiddlywinks Dance & Play Cafe

Honourable Mention

The Little Gym

Finalists

Glamour Parties
Monkey Mania
Spoil Me Kids Day Spa
Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm

Best Kids Live Show proudly sponsored by What’s On 4 Kids

Winner

The Mik Maks

Honourable Mention

Bethany Fisher

Finalists

Danibelle’s Musicadium
Nickleby The Magician
The Dinosaur Box

Best Activity for Kids with Additional Needs proudly sponsored Angela Henderson Consulting

Winner

Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm

Honourable Mention

Einsteins Top Secret Science Perth

Finalists

Einsteins Top Secret Science Perth
EquusTerra
Party Higher
Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm

Best Not-For-Profit Activity proudly sponsored by Activities 4 All

Winner

Braille House

Finalists

Happy Hands Art Time
Helensvale Calisthenic Dance Academy
Mainly Music Australia
Puddle Jumpers Inc
Scouts Australia

HALL of FAME

2018

Tina and Mark Harris Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band

Awards Emcee

Emily Dickson

Emcee

Emily is an all dancing, singing and acting performer, currently working as a television presenter for Network Ten, whilst also hosting events and working in short films. Since the age of five, Emily has had a strong passion for all manner of performance, practising in dancing, acting. Over the last two years, Emily has hosted Network Ten’s preschool program Crocamole aired nationally on weekdays, an incredible opportunity allowing her to develop as a presenter whilst doing what she loves. Emily has also had the opportunity to also present on the nationally renowned program Totally Wild.

Conference + Mastermind

Networking Party

WHEN: Friday, August 17th, 2018 TIME: 4-6pm WHERE: QA Hotel, Brisbane (Reserved Area) INCLUSIONS: Welcome Drink and Finger Food included.

Conference

WHEN: Saturday, August 18th 2018 TIME: 8:00am Registration. 8:20 Start – 3:30pm Finish. WHERE: QA Hotel, Brisbane INCLUSIONS: Muffin Break Muffins/Tea & Coffee on arrival. Hot Lunch and morning tea included.

Gala Awards Night

WHEN: Saturday, August 18th, 2018 TIME: 6-11:30pm WHERE: Cloudland, Fortitude Valley INCLUSIONS: 2 Course Dinner, Drinks & Entertainment

Mastermind

WHEN: Sunday, August 19th, 2018 TIME: 9:45am Registration 10:00 Start – 2:00pm. WHERE: QA Hotel, Brisbane INCLUSIONS: Morning Tea & Lunch included.

Accommodation Options

Sage Hotel Brisbane

This location is ideal for those attending the Networking party, the Conference, Awards and Mastermind. W: www.nexthotels.com/sage/james-street-brisbane E: [email protected] P: 07 3222 3111 They are offering a great rate at the moment for their 1st Birthday celebration – Mention What’s On 4 Kids as they have reserved rooms for us.

Tryp, The Valley

This location is ideal for those just attending the Gala awards night or would like a trendy ‘valley’ location.
Both locations are very close to the venues.

Our Sponsors

GOLD SPONSORSHIP

“Muffin Break are ecstatic to be working with the What’s On 4 community. Parents and kids are at the heart of our brand and we look forward to what great content the brands can create together.

Muffin Break see it as our mission to add a little goodness to people’s every day – and we do this through baking deliciously good food, sourcing good beans to deliver the perfect coffee and all for the good of a thriving local community. We are a family owned and operated company (est. 1989) with approx. 220 café bakeries across Australia”. www.muffinbreak.com.au

SILVER SPONSORSHIP

Pure Gold Pineapples are Australia’s leading brand of fresh gold pineapple, available 52 weeks a year! Since we started working with What’s On 4 a year ago, we have been listening to mums, kids and all our consumers and telling our story to help you appreciate the amazing nutritional benefits of our favourite fruit, the fun to be had with pineapples all year round, and the incredible stories of tenacity and dedication from our farmers who spend two years growing every single pineapple. We are back again this year to keep spreading the word, support the What’s On 4 network and to keep teaching the next generation about enjoying fresh healthy and delicious Australian pineapples.  www.puregoldpineapples.com.au

ThinkSmart Software is a dynamic software company specialising in management solutions for businesses that take bookings and conduct classes. Founder Andrew Leigh, realised that sporting and other businesses that run classes really struggled in certain areas. He identified that most of these businesses were wasting significant amounts of time and money because they didn’t have the right software and automation. Andrew, being an experienced software developer, set about designing elegant software solutions to these problems, and over time, created ThinkSmart’s powerful and flexible range of software tools. www.thinksmartsoftware.com

BRONZE SPONSORSHIP

CHARITY SPONSOR

Every day, in thousands of homes across Australia, children are exposed to family violence. Activities 4 All aims to provide extracurricular activities for children who are in the process of recovery from long-term exposure to violence. Organised activities such as sports, music and camps can all help these children to develop new ways of relating to others which can then lead to better school outcomes – both in the classroom and in the playground. By participating in healthy, positive, social activities where they feel cared for, means that traumatised children who have lived in abusive environments are given a ray of hope that their futures can still have a chance be as bright as can be. www.sharethedignity.com.au

What’s On 4 Kids National Conference & Gala Awards

What’s On 4 holds these annual awards to encourage good practice, reward innovation, further raise standards and generate awareness of our fabulous activities and classes and those individual experts involved who make such a difference to so many parents and children across the Australia!

If you would like to be part of encouraging good practice in children’s activities across Australia and support our 2018 Awards with sponsorship then, we’d love to hear from you. Elise Easdown [email protected] What’s On 4 Kids 1300 309 911

The What’s On 4 Kids Conference

A day event which combines an inspiring & educational programme with presentations from leading speakers, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions. #whatson4kidsconference CONFERENCE Location QA Hotel 64 James Street, New Farm Brisbane, Queensland

What’s On 4 Kids Gala Awards

Each year the national What’s On 4 Kids Awards are where we reward, recognise and celebrate the very best in children’s activities, classes, clubs, volunteers, family days out and kids party entertainers across Australia. #whatson4kidsawardsAU Gala Awards Location Cloudland 641 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley Brisbane, Queensland

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