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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.
Hello, my name is Hayley Cameron and I am honoured to be the Centre Director at Community Kids Haven Knoxfield. I have been in the Early Childhood Education sector since 2010 and hold my Diploma in Children's services.
I knew from a young age that my passion lay in working with children. I started out as a casual assistant and have been privileged to grow in positions as time went on; Room assistant, Lead educator, Educational leader, Office Administration, Assistant Director and now Centre Director since July 2018.
My personal philosophy is strongly based around working in partnership with families to ensure children thrive in our care environment. We pride ourselves on a 'family feel' centre, I strive to ensure all families, children, educators and visitors feel comfortable and welcome in our Centre. Relationships are based on respect, trust, communication and empathy to enable all parties to support the children's learning, development and growth.
Our team at Community Kids Haven Knoxfield believe every child is unique, capable, competent, curious and creative, therefore we provide children with tailored learning opportunities based on their individual needs, interests and strengths. We want the children to feel safe, secure and supported in the here and now to enable them to become competent and independent decision makers and learners.
We look forward to showing you and your children our centre and introducing you to our fantastic team of Educators!
Dedicated staff, always see & hear children laughing, smiling & having fun & that’s a great indication all is well! The signing out process is monitored well & the director makes sure staff have children’s safety covered. ex: sunscreen & hats must be worn, families are contacted when children are unwell for the safety of all keep up the good work everyone - Mazz Higlett
My daughter started here at 4 months old. I was so worried about leaving her but not once have i seen her unhappy. She squeals with excitement when we walk in the doors and is always smiling when i return. So happy with my choice - Andrea Moore
Address: 1563 Ferntree Gully Road, Knoxfield
Phone: 03 9753 2666
Our centre is open from Monday till Friday 6:30am till 6:30pm
we are closed on weekends and public holidays.
We take sun protection very seriously at Community Kids Haven. Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation causes wrinkles and skin and eye damage, ultimately leading to skin cancer.
UV cannot be seen or felt. It is not like the sun’s light which we see, or the sun’s warmth (infrared radiation) which we feel. Our senses cannot detect UV so it can be damaging without us knowing. There is a huge variation in UV levels across Australia. The UV level is affected by a number of factors including the time of day, time of year, cloud cover, altitude, proximity to the equator, scattering and reflection.
Take away the guesswork of the UV exposure each day by checking out the SunSmart UV widget. The widget shows the sun protection times closest to our centres location, making it easier than ever to be smart about your sun exposure all year.