The 'Transition to School' program offered at Tillys Play and Development Centres has been developed by qualified Early Childhood Teachers in conjunction with feedback and input from local Primary Schools. It focuses on providing a holistic program that offers opportunities to develop a range of social, emotional, physical, cognitive and language skills.
There is equal importance placed on play-based learning opportunities and planned intentional teaching experiences between educators and children. Our 'Transition to School' program provides guidance for educators whilst allowing for flexibility and responsiveness to each individual child and group of children.
Educators implement the 'Transition to School' program for the children going to Primary School on a daily basis, however the underpinning principles and practices are embedded in the Preschool Room curriculum as a whole.
At all our services we try to create natural environments and our Educators promote and implement sustainable practices whenever possible.
Our sustainable practises include but are not limited to:
All our educators are dedicated to providing the highest quality care and education.
All educators before starting at any one of our Tillys Play and Development Centres must:
Throughout the year educators put together an individual documentation folder or portfolio for each child which is a reflection of their time spent at the centre. It is a collection of milestones, achievements and special moments capturing your child's learning journey.
Nutritionally balanced meals and snacks are prepared on site at all but one of our centres by our qualified cooks. Menus are designed based on guidelines set out by Good for Kids, Good for Life which is an initiative of Hunter New England Health.