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.
My name is Bryony and I am the centre director here at Community Kids Haven Hillside. I have worked in the early childhood industry for over 12 years. I began my career as an 18 year old student and from my first placement I knew this was where my passion was. I began working as a room assistant and worked my way up to room leader, educational leader, assistant Director and then a Centre Director which I have done so for the past 5 years.
My personal philosophy is largely based around relationships. I strongly believe in creating positive and trusting relationships with children, families and educators. I love forming close relationships with families as I believe this plays a major part in ensuring all children develop to their full potential. Being a part of the early childhood of children between the ages of 0-6 years is so critical and I feel very privileged to be a part of their young lives and that is why I love what I do.
I invite you to come and visit our beautiful centre and meet our amazing team of educators.
I look forward to meeting you and your children.
Our daughter Ava has just started in the babies room and from day one she has felt welcomed, comfortable and apart of a family. No tears on her first day, she was very happy making new friends, singing songs and learning new skills. It was a very easy transition for us and we feel very comfortable that she is in safe hands. Thank you very much for making this a good experience for us. - Gem & rich xx
My daughter went to this day care from 18months right through to kinder I cannot speak more highly of all the educators and director after hearing so many horror stories from other parents it's so refreshing leaving your children in these girls care and not thinking already my 15month old son loves the girls and will be more than happy to go when his time comes and so will I we love the ladies at community kids haven. - Pinar Mustafa
My kids and I love the staff and the centre is run. Always feel welcome and involved the minute you walk in the door. Everything is so clean and well organized, learning program is amazing. Most importantly staff is so loving, caring & trusting. Kids will be very sad when they're at primary school and have to leave them because they love all the staff very much ♡♡♡ - Grace Spiteri
Address: 1-3 Jade Way, Hillside Vic-3027
Phone: 03 9390 7409
Monday-Friday: 6:30am - 6:30pm