Relax, it's childs play
PARENTS with preschool holiday nerves can rest easily knowing the friendly family play centre Kidnetic Energy will be up and running over the holidays to relieve the extra stress.
The centre offers a brand new concept – a play centre with a cafe and a registered child psychologist on hand to answer any parenting questions or simply to lend an ear.
“Parenting is a really tricky thing and we’re always questioning things,” centre owner Honny Henderson said.
“Here they can sit and relax, unwinding with a coffee or playing with the kids.
“They come with the knowledge that there is a counsellor available if they are looking for an ear, or if not, they can just enjoy the day.”
The business is just a month old and is the perfect opportunity for Honny and her husband Matt to combine family life with work.
“We moved to the Tweed area from Cronulla a few years ago for a quieter life with our three young kids,” Mrs Henderson said.
“I was working as a child psychologist and school counsellor and my husband Matt was working as a plumber.
“Tweed gave us the opportunity to branch out into this idea for a small business that we’d had for some time.”
As a mother with three children under 18, Mrs Henderson had never taken play centres for granted, using them to get out of the house and into the world in a safe environment.
“That positive experience with play centres, plus my work as a child psychologist, just melded together to form this idea for a play centre with a counselling service on the side,” Mrs Henderson said.
And it appears to be working.
The centre is open Monday-Friday at Industry Dr, Tweed Heads.