Sky Tree Kids Early Learning Centre 'SkyTree' is a boutique childcare centre, located in a purpose-built state-of-the-art facility at 8 Mentone Avenue in the heart of Bundall on the Gold Coast. Our 56 place childcare centre opened in May 2018 and is dedicated to providing a high level of individualised care and education for families with children as young as 6 weeks to 5 years of age.
The centre was developed with the assistance of over 420 persons in the local community. Local community members partition to local council to support our development. From its early days, we received confirmation from the community that they believed in our vision, the need for quality care and education in the area, and that they believed we could deliver this through a natural environment setting.
With community support, the owners embarked on putting their all into developing a centre that embraced natural environment, that supported sustainability, that allowed children to enjoy the outdoors while indoors, and which supported their learning in having readily access to a natural play environment. The vision was to develop a place where families and children felt confident and had a sense of belonging.
What has resulted is the delivery of a vision where children can access natural environments in a modern ‘home like’ setting. There are strong influences drawing on environment and sustainability, without compromising on providing for open modern learning spaces.
Learning environments are set up to draw children’s focus to the activities and learning experiences at hand, rather then providing spaces with a ‘lot going on’ in the background. Resources and learning spaces morph over time to reflect children’s interests with resources changing and being brought in and out of learning environments to provide for new and exciting experiences for learning and development.
At SkyTree, there is a strong emphasis not only on providing a high level of quality care, but also on engaging children in more advanced creative, imaginative and literacy rich learning environments. Within our wonderful modern and natural learning spaces, we have invested in our programming on the foundation that every child has great potential, can become involved learners and deserves the best possible start.
We have designed learning programs which embrace the Early Years Learning Framework, National Quality Standards and our own Love of Learning & Reading Program. Our educators are passionate about pedagogical practices, drawing on philosophies such as Reggio Emilia's belief that the environment is a third teacher and the importance that Steiner places on self-help skills.
We look forward to working with all our families to support each child's sense of happiness, learning and discovery.