Our Philospophy

At Treasure Cove we are committed to creating a secure, home like environment that has a warm friendly, relaxed and open atmosphere which is stimulating. We follow and believe in Christian principles and beliefs but never lose sight of the fact that we have a diversity of cultures, practices and beliefs among the children, families, staff of our centre and in the local community.

For our Children

Treasure Cove is committed to:

  • Maintaining the rights of all children, regardless of race, religion, culture, gender, financial status or ability.
  • Ensuring our service is a safe and healthy space for children to learn, create, grow, explore, develop and express themselves.
  • Including children in the decision making process in ways that are appropriate to their level of maturity.
  • Supporting children who have additional needs to receive the same level of care as their peers.

We do this by:

  • Implementing a child-centred program based on the Early Year’s Learning Framework, following the Education and Care National Law and providing Best Practice as outlined by ACEQA.
  •  Providing indoor and outdoor learning spaces that encourage exploration, observation, imagination and problem solving.
  • Providing opportunities to enrich children’s development across all areas.
  • Working alongside K.U and other support services to access additional resources and equipment as needed.

For our Family

Treasure Cove is committed to:

  • Open and constructive communication with families.
  • Encouraging families to participate with programming.
  • Responding to the needs of families.

We do this by:

  • Providing space for families to comment on, and provide input in, the daily program.
  • Inviting family members to share special skills with children.
  • Displaying daily activities in the form of program, and using photographs.
  • Providing families with information and access to support services in the local community.

For our Staff

Treasure Cove is committed to:

  • Providing an environment for all staff where personal and professional contributions are valued.
  • Enabling staff to gain access to additional training.
  • Being a supportive, and flexible employer.

We do this by:

  • Providing a safe work environment by following OHS guidelines for safe work practices.
  • Including staff in the process of reviewing policies and procedures.
  • Providing information about in-services, formal education, other training option and encouraging up-skilling.
  • Having flexible rostering, where possible, to meet the needs of each staff member and their families.

For your Community

Treasure Cove is committed to:

  • Being a centre of excellence within the local community
  • Sharing our knowledge and experience within the local community
  • Nurturing established relationships with community organisations, council and local schools.
  • Celebrating the diversity of cultures in the community.

We do this by:

  • Connecting with local school principals and teaches that our children will be attending the following year.
  • Being present at local community events
  • Encouraging and assisting students to gain childcare experience at our service.
  • Acknowledging and celebrating cultural customs and important events, with special emphasis on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditions.