Kiya means "hello" in Noongar language.
Kiya is from Noongar country, which is in the southern corner of Western Australia.
Noongar country is one of the largest Indigenous cultural blocks in Australia, consisting of 14 language groups.
Kiya is a modern representation with connection to land, being a Noongar girl.
Her dress was designed to reflect her relationship with the ocean by Kiya Watt, a Menang Gnudju Noongar artist.
Kiya will be a regular on the show, joining the likes of Big Ted, Little Ted, Humpty and Jemima, along with the rest of the Play School favourites.