Treetops @ Kirrawee is proud to provide high quality childcare. We have strived to create a safe and welcoming, home like, atmosphere. We believe this environment fosters physical, emotional, creative, and cognitive development.
We persevere to form relationships through nurturing children and providing them with emotional encouragement – it is our hope that this extends to peer interactions and allows children to form secure relationships where they feel confident and respected.
We want Treetops @ Kirrawee to be a happy and fun place for children to enjoy. We want to give children the support to make sense of the world and to use their natural curiosity and investigation skills.
We believe that play is a context for learning. The toys and experiences that we plan for each child are carefully chosen to try and expand upon what is relevant to the child and their development. We view children as active participants and decision makers. We want to cater to their interests, strengths and needs.
We believe each child is an individual who progresses through their development at their own pace. We encourage the inclusion of children with additional needs and do our best to support them by networking with a wide range of professionals. We are committed to equality and believe that all children have the ability to succeed, regardless of circumstance. We make curriculum decisions that promote the participation of all children.
We value the connection to family, community and culture during each child’s early development and encourage communication between Treetops and the families who attend. Regular correspondence regarding each child’s interests and strengths may help to improve overall development. In turn we value the wide range of skills, knowledge and important information families have to contribute concerning their children. We support and respect any level of involvement that families are able to provide.
Multiculturalism is a fully integrated principle underpinning Treetops’ culture. We promote diversity throughout our staff, the children entrusted to our care, their families and the wider community. We commit to think critically about opportunities and dilemmas that can arise from diversity, and take the initiative to try and prevent any problems, or take action to rectify unfairness if it should occur.
We strive to build a professional team at Treetops which is based on respect, support and a positive attitude. All staff are encouraged and supported to embrace a continual improvement approach to their personal and professional development. We try to take on at least one staff member, with no qualifications, each year and provide them with the training needed, and office time for study, to complete a qualification. We facilitate a learning culture by seeking ways to build professional knowledge such as promoting in-services and staff meetings. And we strive for excellence by our awareness of the recommended practices, and the standards, rules and regulations set out by DEC and NQF.
Reviewed by staff and families in January 2018