Tiny Treasures Early Learning Centre is a 104 place long day care centre which has been operating in March 2010. We provide care for children, aged from 6 weeks to five (5) years. The centre is located at 66 - 68 Katrina Drive Burnside Heights. We provide nappies, breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, late snacks. All food is prepared on the premises daily. Children are given a wide variety of choice at meal times, as we have a centre chef that prepares nutritional and balanced food. All meals are Halal approved and our Chef is highly trained cater for children with additional food requirements.
We have five rooms within the centre, including Shining Star -Babies Room, Rainbow Room - Toddlers, Little Angels - 3 yr old room, Kinder Haven - 4 yr old kinder room. We have two spacious outdoor playground. Each room runs on a different curriculum based on the individual needs of children. These curriculums are implemented and modified to suit all children which helps them to achieve the highest possible goals. We are a family orientated centre, providing multicultural approach towards our children and families.
We aim to:
- Enable the transition from early childhood learning to school and ensure we have your child/dren well equipped for their journey of education in the early years of schooling.
- Provide families and children with educationally appropriate curriculum that support the Early Years Learning Framework whilst acknowledging the importance of learning through play.
- Provide an environment where families can contribute to the program together with educators to ensure the best possible outcomes are achieved for the “whole child”.
- Give each child the opportunity to evolve and develop in an environment which supports and develops their individualism as well as nurturing their strengths, aspirations and sense of self.
- Afford all families and children equal opportunity to access programs, resources and activities without prejudice.
- Promote a positive environment of diversity by supporting families and children regardless of their culture, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, gender or abilities.
- Provide education and awareness of our Australian history in order to bridge the gap between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians.
- Provide a supportive environment for our employee’s so that they can achieve their professional and personal goals.
At Tiny Treasures Early Learning Centre we believe that children need a safe, secure and nurturing environment to develop to their full potential.
We believe that the foundations laid in the early childhood years are crucial to their being, belonging and becoming. We have developed educationally appropriate curriculums that support the Early Years Learning Framework to while acknowledging the importance of learning through play. We believe that play is the means of which learning takes place. Play is the young child’s way of learning, children learn through their ability to touch, manipulate and experiment with materials and through their interactions with others.
It is our strong belief that each child is given the opportunity to evolve and develop in an environment which supports and develops their individualism as well as nurturing their strengths, aspirations and sense of self.
It is our aim to provide an open and friendly environment where all parents/educators and children feel accepted and wanted regardless of culture, religious and family beliefs, socio-economic status, gender or abilities. We believe that all children are individuals and should be treated as such. We acknowledge each child’s individual needs and rights for self-expression. We aim to create an environment that fosters positive self-esteem and confidence and promotes the feeling of security.
We believe in working with parents and families to create an atmosphere of trust and open communication to provide the best care possible for each individual child. We recognise the family unit as the primary educators in a child’s life and value the role of this unit in the centre’s program and policy decisions.
We believe the curriculum should be sensitive to the needs of non-English and English speaking children, by supporting diversity in the centre through an appropriate multicultural program acknowledging each individual child’s background
In relation to our children
- To develop and maintain a learning through play curriculum, while still supporting the Early Years Learning Framework which supports, develops and extends the needs and interests of the children.
- To provide learning through play programs that supports the development of the ‘whole child’.
- To provide a physically safe and emotionally secure environment where children learn and have fun.
- To encourage children’s awareness and respect of diverse cultures while also bridging the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous and special needs.
- To encourage a rich and engaging environment where children’s voices are heard and acted upon.
In relation to our families
- To develop and maintain positive staff-family relations through collaborative practices and the promotion of an ‘open-door’ policy.
- To provide a community service that meets the needs of both children and families.
- To respect the cultural, social and special needs background of each child and family and to bridge the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous families.
- To establish open communication through various channels for the exchange of information between families and centre employees.
- To act as a link between families and other community services.
- We recognise involving the family unit in the planning and implementation of the philosophy, the policies and the programs within the Centre.
In relation to our employees, management aims to
- Promote positive relations in a teamwork environment.
- Provide opportunities for employees to keep up to date with our evolving industry through attendance at workshops, seminars and conferences.
- Promote professional development through encouraging our employees to continue their education regarding early childhood education.
In relation to the community
- We aim to network with other community services to enable us to provide useful links to our families.
- We aim to be recognized as an educational and supportive resource for the community.