Shuttle Kidz is a family owned and run business, which was established in 1995, when Leslee started a small, home-based daycare centre with just 5 children.
In 1998 Leslee’s younger daughter, Mia, joined the business for three years before leaving to get her B. Ed in education. The numbers grew and grew until the creche could no longer run from home.
It was then moved to the building now known as Discovery Daycare, which is situated in Monte Vista.
In January 2006 Apollo Aftercare was opened, a facility focused on after school care for children in Grade 1-7 who attend Edgemead Primary school. Children from Discovery Daycare Centre are guaranteed enrolment at Apollo Aftercare from
In July 2007, Leslee’s husband, Brian, joined the business and took over the responsibility of managing staff and maintenance.
A year later after completing her degree in education and teaching at a local primary school for just over 2 years, Mia rejoined the family business and was based at Discovery Daycare Centre.
In February 2010, the youngest of the family, Adam, joined the business as the Manager of Endeavour Educare Centre, where there were 65 children.
In January 2011, Discovery Too! was opened 2 doors down from Discovery Daycare Centre.
2011 also saw Endeavour Educare Centre’s transition to newer and bigger premises, which filled up quickly and ran at a capacity of 200 children.
Rosalind joined the business in 2008 as a teacher and was promoted to manager due to the excellent potential she showed. She married Adam in 2012 and was based at Discovery Too! when it opened.
In April 2014, Brian, was diagnosed with cancer and passed away in the November of that year. This was a very difficult time for the family but they have slowly started adapting to their new normal.
In January 2016, Rosalind transferred to Endeavour Educare to assist in managing the branch while Adam focused on the development of Endeavour’s sister branch, Endeavour Too! Educare Centre.
In 2016 Discovery Too! fell away and the children were transferred to Discovery Daycare Centre.
November 2016 saw the exciting opening of Endeavour Too! Educare Centre which is also run by Adam.
July 2017 saw a full revamp of Apollo Aftercare to ensure the children have only the best. Mia took on the role as curriculum developer/supervisor, as well as classroom manager. Discovery Day Care and Apollo Aftercare are now both overseen by Mia, Adam and Rosalind.