About Us


  • To provide a safe, secure, and nurturing environment for children aged 1 to 12 years, where children’s physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs are met.


  • To provide an environment in which children have a sense of belonging, where their voices are heard. We encourage children to make their own choices and influence their world.

  • While we embrace spontaneity and flexibility in our day, we believe routine and structure are important to children and enhances their sense of security.

  • We value strong relationships with families. We respect their views and encourage their input whilst continually maintaining open relationships.

  • The flexibility to meet the changing needs of your child, family, and community by encouraging feedback and communication.



  1. NURTURING: Care is nurturing ensuring attachment and a sense of belonging with children and meeting their other basic needs.

  2. ENGAGING: Environment is engaging for children and constantly being changed and reassessed.

  3. CHILD LED: Child has power and control over their environment.

  4. COMMUNICATIVE: Clearly exchange information with families and communities

  5. RELIABILITY: We will be here when advertised and never cancel on you.

  6. CONSISTENCY: Care provided is consistent across staff members. Staff is kept to a minimum to ensure consistency and attachment.

  7. CREDIBILITY: Owner and staff are qualified and background checked.

  8. RESPONSIVE: Respond to the needs of the community and ask and listen to community feedback.

  9. CLEAN AND SAFE: Environment is constantly being cleaning and reassessed for safety measures.

  10. VALUE FOR MONEY: Quality affordable care.


Teresa Scott
Owner and Director



I would like to introduce myself as the new owner and director of Kids Kingdom Drop in Day care. My name is Teresa Scott, I moved to Franklin with my family in October 2013. I love being part of this community. I am passionate about the need for this service to help parents, like me, that do not have family support. I am a mother to three girls aged 13, 11, and 9.

I have had over twenty-five years of experience working with children and their families. From MAC programs, Head Start programs (with children with severe disabilities), elementary schools, child protection, and non-government charity organizations. I have a Bachelor in Psychology with a minor in Family and Children’s Studies from Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Western Australia. I was also chosen to participate in an exchange program with Ohio State University in 1995/1996 as part of this degree.

While completing my degree I was always employed and paid my way through school. I worked at a local elementary school, after-school care, and vacation program for six years. While at Ohio State University I was employed by the Nisonger Center’s Head Start program as a teacher’s assistant. These children all had severe disabilities of various types including, Prader Willie syndrome, Autism, Downs Syndrome, ADHD. I also worked as a special needs teacher’s assistant for a child with special needs in an elementary school for three years. While studying I was also a volunteer Parenting Educator for Australia’s child protection department, upon my graduation I was employed by them (12 years) in a few positions until my resignation to immigrate to the USA in 2013.

Firstly, I worked as a Parent Support worker with Teenage Mothers with several different risk factors for a few years.  I was later promoted to a Manager position for a Parenting Service, a position I held for 10 years. I continued with my professional development which included a Certificate in Workplace training and assessment.

I was completely responsible for all facets of this service. This included managing and maintaining a budget (200K annual), marketing and promotions, building maintenance, networking, and collaboration with other community services. I was responsible for all recruitment, supervision, and training of all staff.

I also worked with not-for-profit organizations in a Domestic Violence Shelter and a visitation supervisor supervising children and their parents and reporting back to the Family Law Court of Australia with recommendations.

Since immigrating to the USA, I have worked in all the drop-in day centers in Williamson county. I have also spent three years working with Franklin Special School District.

Obviously, since I have devoted half my life and whole career to children and their families, I have a genuine love of children and am passionate about their welfare.

I plan to use my experience and knowledge to bring you a drop-in center that standards exceed anything seen in Middle Tennessee. We are always responsive to the needs of this community by taking suggestions from you and welcome your comments.