About Us

Where did it all begin?

Exceed Early Education and Care began as Kids Academy unofficially in 1993 when the first centre was purpose built in Sydney’s west at Glenmore Park, known as Hopscotch Child Care Centre. This was the first of a succession of centres which were to follow, with our most recent centre, Kids Academy Hope Island opening in February of 2015. In 2015 management decided to move forward with this new style of centre, selling the Kids Academy Centres with the exception of Kids Academy Hope Island which is the first of its kind in Australia, and the flagship around which Exceed Early Education has been modelled.

Over the past 23 years, Kids Academy have become well renowned for their state of the art designs, and an exceptional quality of care and education, having cared for over 3000 children since the first centre was built.

“We are so fortunate to have an exceptional team of early educators, all of whom are so passionate, and have a genuine respect and love for the precious gift we have been given in sharing the early years of so many children and their families.”


Our Management Team

Amanda Grassby

Amanda is our General Manager and has worked with Kids Academy since 2005. Amanda has been instrumental in the design and development of many centres in the past ten years, as well as overseeing all aspect of operations of our centres. Amanda has a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) from Newcastle University, a Diploma in Early Childhood Education, and Cert IV in Workplace Training and Assessment. Amanda has over 25 years experience in teaching and managing early education centres. Amanda is also the CEO of Exceed Child Care Training, our registered Training organisation dedication to training and developing our next generation of educators and Managers in the field of Early Childhood.