I would like to take an opportunity to introduce myself as a Chief Supervisor at Treetops Early Learning Centre. I hold my Diploma in Children’s Services as well as Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce. I have had the pleasure of working in child care for almost 14 years now.
I have always had a passion for this profession, and love to make a difference in the everyday lives of children. I am privileged to have been a part of the Treetops family since October 2012. During my tenure I have worked in various positions at Treetops Hillcrest to a position of Director and now as Chief Supervisor for all Treetops Early Learning Centres across Adelaide.
With my new role at Treetops, I am working at all five Treetops centres (Hillcrest, Stepney, Wattle, Findon and Marleston) as and when required and also working as a team with all Treetops Centre Directors. I will take this opportunity to share my knowledge and experience to maintain our high standards.
With my experience in this profession I understand that all children love to learn but not all children learn the same way. Treetops offers a safe learning environment filled with love and care for children. We cater to their individual developmental needs and provide them with opportunities to grow at their own pace. I welcome all families to come and visit our centres and talk to me and my team about your child care needs so that we can create a great child care experience with guidance and support from our passionate Educators.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have an Educational Programme?
The programme the centre offers is based on the Early Years Framework- the National Curriculum Guideline for education and care for children from birth - 6 years old.
All learning presented to children is based on their needs and interests.
Staff maintain child portfolios, containing observations and examples of childrens art work, and these reflect the childs development during their time at the centre. These are available for parents to peruse at any time.
Each section also has a daily reflection book, which documents what the children have been involved on that day, complete with photographs. This gives parents a discussion point with their child, when they are collected.
What training do the staff have?
All staff at Treetops Early Learning Centre have a recognized Certificate or Diploma in Childrens Services or a Degree in Early Childhood Education.
Staff are also trained in First Aid, Child Protection and Safe Food Handling
All staff are also required to undergo a National Criminal History (Working with Children) Check.
What meals do you provide?
We provide all meals for the day, breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and late snack.
My child has food allergies – how do you manage this?
The centre employs a full time cook who is very experienced in managing various dietary requirements. Parents of children with specific requirements meet with our cook to discuss what foodstuffs are /arenot appropriate for the child.
We are normally able to meet your request but if we are unable to do so we encourage parents to bring in appropriate foods from home.
What do I need to bring each day?
Each day you need to bring a bag filled with spare clothes in case of spills or soiling, a home nappy and any bottles and milk / formula / breast milk your child will require throughout the day. Any comforters you child may need, such as a dummy/pacifier or special blanket.
What happens if I want to change/increase days?
Changing or increasing your child’s attendance days is dependent on the vacancies the centre has. Please speak to the manager to arrange these changes. If the change can not happen immediately you will be offered the next available position. Four weeks notice is required to decrease attendance.
Am I charged for days my child does not attend?
Parents are charged for all days their child is booked into care, regardless of holidays, illness or Public Holiday.
What happens if I am running late past 6:30pm?
You will be charged a late fee of $5 per minute.