Piptree Early Learning

Why Piptree

We are a family-owned and operated childcare business. Built on the values of integrity, honesty and trust. We are committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards in all that we do and providing the best environments to help children in our care reach their full potential. We embarked on our journey within the Childcare industry with the construction of our first centre in 2004. Since then, we have built an additional four childcare centres.
We believe that there is nothing more important in the world than children. We also believe that a child’s early years are vital and that every child deserves the very best start in life.
We work closely with passionate educators to create places where every child’s family feels supported and understood. Each educator feels respected and inspired to unleash a child’s imagination and enthusiasm for learning.
It’s the little things that matter
We go the extra mile to ensure our children love their time with us and have the best foundation to begin to blossom.
Begin to Blossom
We believe that once we make a start, with gentle help, each child can find their own way to flourish. Through child-centred development and learning we can help every child shine brighter. Every learning journey starts the same way, you must begin by taking that first step.

UNDERSTANDING

We understand children, families and life. Children need support, but so do families, and families are crucial to a child’s development. Our door is always open and we will always do whatever we can to help.

ENGAGED

We are engaged with our children, our families and our communities.

It takes a village to raise a child. We work hard with our families to give the children a rich exposure to our communities and cultures. We pay attention to the little things that open opportunities for intentional learning.

CARE

We will care for our children and take care in all that we do.
We take care of our children, our families, our environment and each other. We care to do things well, to go the extra mile and to deliver in the detail. We always strive to a higher standard and constantly seek to improve.

Our Difference

At Piptree, in conjunction with the Australian Early Years Learning Framework, we have formulated an all-inclusive philosophy which encompasses multiple schools of thought to provide the best early education to our children.
We recognise in our curriculum that each individual responds differently to the same stimuli. At Piptree we accommodate for these differences in our approach towards education. Research in child development and modern neuroscience has shown that children in the Two to five-year-old range learn the best when they are active. Therefore, learning through play is a major factor in our approach to providing a well-rounded, effective education to our children that is easily adaptable.

Piptree offers a unique curriculum, which was developed through various national and international studies. It is an innovative, hands-on approach to deliver early learning to our children, whereby we have taken a play-based approach and integrated it into our delivery system. The Piptree curriculum is focused on the optimisation of a child’s early years exposure.

Principles

Imagination
At Piptree we recognise the importance of imaginative and creative play. For many years, children have used make-believe play for entertainment. However, childhood development experts now recognise the importance of make-believe play for not only entertainment purposes but also the role it plays in understanding reality and cognitive development. According to Dr. Woolley of the Children's Research Laboratory in Texas, imagination is necessary for learning about people and events we don't directly experience, such as history or events on the other side of the world. For young children, it allows them to ponder the future, such as what they want to do when they grow up.
Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence is a concept that was coined by Peter Salovey and John Mayer. It is often used to refer to an individual’s ability to understand their own emotions and feelings as well as others. A person with high emotional intelligence is likely to have healthy, well-rounded relationships with those around them. They understand people’s needs and how to behave as well as read the attitudes of others. At Piptree, we recognise that emotional intelligence is a key skill that must be developed in the first five years of a child’s life.
Sensory Response
Sensory processing refers to taking in information through the senses. Children differ in their ability to process and respond to information from their environment while engaging in activities. For example, one child may have difficulty sitting still during group time; another may move little during free play outside. They react in different ways because they integrate the information obtained through their senses from the environment differently. The Piptree educators can use an understanding of sensory processing to meet each child’s unique needs and provide them with the best possible learning environment.
Play-Based Learning
Early childhood education expert Nancy Carlsson-Paige has stated “so much is learned through play in the early years that play has been called the engine of development.” Studies have shown that children most effectively learn concepts through play. Play helps in the development of critical human characteristics such as problem solving, imagination, self-regulation and original thinking. We wholeheartedly agree with this observation and have recognised that children do not need to be taught how to play – they naturally learn to play, and through play, they learn. Our ideology is very play-centric but structured to facilitate natural and purposeful teaching and learning.
Social Skills
Social skills are highly important for children and can be taught at both school and home. It takes continuous training to teach children social skills and know that other people are as equally important as them. Despite the fact that children tend to egocentric from birth, it is not necessarily a negative trait since it is a good thing to love ourselves. It is highly important even quintessential for children to learn social skills for them to successfully operate as well as positively and productively interact with others in a healthy manner. Therefore, for children to become successful adults, it is fundamental to teach them how to interact positively and keep on monitoring their social skills. Social skills are critically important in all spheres of our lives.

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