My name Kayla Driessen and I am the Director of Operations for Treetops Early Learning Centres. I have been an Educator for 17 years and a Director for over half that time.
I aim to be a passionate leader in the Early Childhood sector, mentoring and supporting our services to continually achieve high quality practices for all children, and families that attend our services.
Treetops Early Learning Centres is a proactive company that continually evolves with the times and needs of our families.
Treetops Early Learning Centres aims to provide your children with the education, care and support your family throughout the early years. We do this by building meaningful relationships with our families and throughout the company.
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.