Welcome to the world of Kate Cocks ...
a rather special place to send your
child. It is a community based centre
with great staff where your children are
placed at the very centre of everything
we do. Tucked away in the beachside
suburbs of Southern Adelaide, Kate Cocks
Childcare Centre is a local landmark for
residents in the area. Away from main
roads and close to the beach, it is a
safe and quiet haven with plenty of
fresh sea air and sunlight ...
The centre has a fascinating history
that makes for great storytelling. It is
a tale of determination, passion and
caring that dates back almost a century and
features some inspiring charachters. One
of those charachters was Kate Cocks - a
diminutive figure born in 1875 who was
proficient in martial arts and the first
female police officer in the British
Empire. Her work with women and children
is where our story begins and she lends
her name to the centre today. It really
is a story worth a read ...
"... brings a sense of warmth,
caring and family into the centre, so
that when you bring your child there,
you know that it’s not just a
baby-sitting service, but a place that
your child will grow, learn and be
"... tried many
places, but Kate Cocks just 'felt'
right. There was just something about
the calm competence of the staff and how
happy the kids looked ..."
and yet nothing captures the experience
of Kate Cocks like walking in the door