Providing a high quality, safe and friendly environment that supports the individual needs of children, families and staff, whilst recognising that all early experiences and play in a child’s life have a direct influence on their overall development.

Goals & Strategies - Killara BEEHIVE

Killara Beehive believes in providing education programs that will stimulate and foster a love of learning in your child. We do this by having high staff-to-child ratios, so that each child can receive positive feedback and direction regularly. The program is planned for the individual child and is based on their needs and interest.

Killara Beehive Childcare is now using LIFT (Learning Involving Families & Teachers), an online Early Childhood Programming and Documentation program where all your child/s observations, day book and the daily program for the Room will be recorded. Each room will have their own lap-top which will be able to up-load photographs, programs and development summaries to a website hosted by Raise Learning. Parents will be given login access and a password to view their child’s portfolio, day book and the daily program. This system allows families to view their child’s activities in the comfort of the own home or work or even when they may be overseas. The online system also allows the parent to give family members access to view their child.

Each child at Killara Beehive has their own portfolio (on-line) which the staff continuously update during the year. The portfolio is a record of your child's journey and development at Beehive and includes observations, photos and events that occur at Beehive. In June your child's development summary is completed and is sent home. If you have any concerns re your child's development or the portfolio, we ask that you speak to your child's teacher and/or the Director, and they will arrange a time for a meeting. At the end of the year, a checklist will be completed on your child's development and it will be on line with your child's portfolio.