Community Kids Haven (CKH) is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for all children. We believe every child is unique and has distinctive aptitude, ability and talent. Early years positive experiences lay a solid foundation for the rest of their life. Our commitment is to provide them a creative, stimulating, safe and intrinsically motivating environment to unleash their unique potentials and raise them as a valuable contribution to the future society.
CKH quality play based program furnishes endless opportunities to learn and practice progressive exploration and thinking, life skills of interaction, sharing and resolution and scaffold to shape up an exquisite self image. Children are invigorated to learn independently, explore in their own-ways and make choices of objects and natural materials from their environment. We embrace the concept that young children are swift, imaginative, creative, enthusiastic and powerful learners and they own a natural faculty to control their own learning patterns. Our experienced, professional and rightly qualified educators facilitate, guide and extend these learning patterns in their everyday program.
We always emphasize the importance of parent input, participation and involvement into our program. Our team make every effort to establish an open, positive and trusting relationship with the parents.
We believe children have the right to be treated equally in an equitable environment that respects and positively acknowledges each child regardless of race, culture, gender, class, disability and age. We encourage our children to respect and value differences in others and themselves.
Our Educators endeavours relentlessly to achieve excellence in their role as learned educator, compassionate role models and caring nurturers of children’s learning and development.
Educators and Management of CKH endeavour to provide:
a friendly environment that is safe and inviting for children, families and educators;
a stimulating program that is accessible to all children and whilst being based on individual strengths also provides challenges to promote their development;
a working environment that encourages educators to be creative and continue their learning process through professional development and mentoring from other educators.
Our vision for CKH children: to develop a passion to learn and discover more about their world through play in an environment that is safe, secure, caring while embracing diversity and individuality;
Our vision for CKH families: to feel a belonging to the centre and participate in their child’s learning through program input and collaboration between families and educators ;
Our vision for CKH educators: to be part of a team that embraces and promotes each individual members strengths and respects and considers each persons opinions, beliefs and values.
I'm Kylie and im the director at Community Kids Haven Carrum Downs and have been here since February 2018, I currently hold my diploma and studying my advance diploma in the community sector because i believe as long as we are teaching children we never stop learning ourselves.
With 12 years experience in early childhood i have worked my way from being a casual float educator, cook, assistant, room leader, educational leader then to a director position.
I love working as a director in the early childhood sector because it enables me to build strong relationships with all of the families within the centre and wider community, watch children grow and develop life skills, mentor our future and current educators and see the educators and children come in and be excited to be here everyday for a new adventure.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"
The staff is super friendly! The director kylie was only too happy to show me around when I popped in unexpected. The place has a family feel about it and the outside yards are some of the best I’ve have seen. - Lani Shiels
The staff are great, My son gets so excited every time he gets to go, some days wants to stay. Couldn’t pick a better centre! Makes the Mum guilt so much easier. - Aimee Murphy
Zoi loves going to daycare. Thank you for taking good care of her. The staff are really nice and make you feel very welcome. A great community to be a part of. - Ailyn Boulouxis
Address: 191 Lyrebird Drive, Carrum Downs
Phone: 03 9782 8818
Monday-Friday: 6:30am - 6:30pm