About Us

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Our history

Mulberry Tree commenced business in 1995 with a centre in Tuart Hill, a suburb to the north of Perth CBD and currently operates 35 centres. 32 centres are in Perth and surrounding areas whilst 3 centres are located in the Kimberley region. More recently Mulberry Tree have incorporated the world renowned Montessori method of teaching into 3 of our ‘boutique’ centres. These centres are now referred to as Montessori Child Care Centres, marrying the long held values and policies of Mulberry Tree with the world recognised learning approach that is Montessori. Find out more about  Montessori Child Care Perth.

Mulberry Tree Childcare is a Western Australian company and privately owned. Being a locally owned company, we strive to live up to the motto “friendly staff, happy children”.

Over the years, we have continuously sought feedback from parents and children as to what experience they wanted. We have also sought feedback from our staff so that their conditions are great and that they also love coming to the centre!

What they say about us

I would have no hesitation in recommending the team at Osborne Park Mulberry tree for safe, fun and friendly childcare to anyone that asked. My daughter who is now 18 months old and commenced care at 10 months loves coming every day to see the team and always greets them with hugs and kisses. It is of great comfort to me that my daughter is happy every day and when we go to collect her she does not want to leave.
Taya Davidson
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Our Philosophy

about2We are social, and as such we all have a need to belong and feel valued. It is our belief that positive relationships are crucial to creating a sense of belonging. Guidance is provided based on sensitivity and respect, with an emphasis on promoting each child’s self-esteem and self-concept.

Our role is to listen with empathy and respond with understanding to the children, their families and each other. Children are encouraged to become aware of their actions and the impact they have on others. Children are provided with opportunities to participate in enriching and challenging experiences, based on having fun and learning through play.

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Learning is promoted through children’s interests while catering to individual needs by creating a fun atmosphere, this makes learning easy. Following the principles of the Reggio Emilia approach, we encourage children to interact and discover the natural beauty of their surroundings.

Children are inspired to express themselves through their creativity such as art and music. We value children’s independence and encourage them to make choices and develop their self-help skills, as we believe this is a fundamental step in the learning ladder. Educators are guided by the Early Years Learning Framework and believe that working with each child’s family, as the child’s first and most influential educators, is the key for the best start in life.

Our meals are fresh, nutritious and diverse, meal times are a great social experience where all children sit together to share a meal. Our “Additive Smart” menus are not only delicious and nutritious but are also based on eliminating harmful additives and preservative free ingredients. In partnership with you, our role is to help develop healthy eating habits in children through creating a relaxed and social atmosphere during meal times.

Our qualifications and experience help us understand each child’s needs so we can approach with sensitivity in a gentle and considerate way. Our educators are not only selected based on their experience and qualifications but also on their compassionate and caring nature. We are friendly and fun and believe in providing the highest quality of care by creating an environment that is nurturing and inclusive. Our educators are committed to their personal and professional development and to regularly evaluating their childcare practices. In turn, expect knowledgeable and experienced staff.

We understand the importance of excellent cleanliness and hygiene and ensure that we maintain excellent hygiene at all times. We aim to reduce the use of chemicals used in our cleaning routines. The safety and security of the children in our care is of prime importance. We ensure all buildings, equipment and activities are safe. Children are under constant supervision to ensure their safety and protection.

Our service, the children, and their families are part of our larger community. We are open and supportive in our communication with others in the community, we welcome their ideas and views and we maintain positive relationships with them. Families of children in our care can relax in the reassurance that their children are happy, safe and are given the opportunity to learn and grow. You can trust that while your child is with us, they will feel safe and loved. They will have a great experience which enriches all areas of their development.

 

Our Goals

We’re about making your child happy:

A Fun, Interesting place

We provide children with opportunities to participate in enriching and challenging experiences, based on having fun and learning through play. We promote learning through children’s interests while catering to individual needs.

We create a fun atmosphere and this makes learning easy. Following the principles of the Reggio Emilia approach, we encourage children to interact and discover the natural beauty of their surroundings.

We encourage children to express themselves through their creativity such as art and music. Programs such as Happy Feet, Kinda Dance and the Helen O’Grady Academy help us provide additional activities for children.

The fun environment we create is also for our staff and families attending the centre, you are welcome to join in the fun at any time! If you play an instrument, have a special talent or want to join us at any time with any of our activities please let us know, we would love for you to come along!


Sense of Belonging

We are social, and as such we all have a need to belong and feel valued. We believe that positive relationships are essential to creating a sense of belonging.

We encourage guidance based on sensitivity and respect, with an emphasis on promoting each child’s self-esteem and self-concept.

We listen and respond with understanding to the children, their families and each other.

We promote children to become aware of their actions and the impact they have on others. We believe we act as role models for children.


Nutritional & Enjoyable Meals

Our meals are fresh, nutritious and diverse, meal times are a great social experience where all children sit together to share a meal.

We have qualified cooks who prepare the children’s meals daily.

Our menus are not only delicious and nutritious but are also based on additive and preservative aware ingredients. Our “Additive Smart” menus are endorsed by Julie Eady, author of the book “Additive Alert”.

In partnership with you, our role is to help develop healthy eating habits in children through creating a relaxed and social atmosphere during meal times.


Friendly, Caring & Experienced Staff

Educators at Mulberry Tree welcome you and your child with a smile. Our educators are not only selected based on their experience and qualifications but also on their compassionate and caring nature.

We are friendly and fun. We believe in providing the highest quality of care by creating an environment that is nurturing and inclusive.

Our qualifications and experience help us understand each child’s needs so we can approach with sensitivity in a gentle and considerate way.

Our educators are committed to their personal and professional development and to regularly evaluating their childcare practices. In turn, expect knowledgeable and experienced staff.


Embracing the Community

Our service, the children, and their families are part of our larger community. We are open and supportive in our communication with others in the community, we welcome their ideas and views and we maintain positive relationships with them.

We initiate and encourage participation in various community events including Red Nose day, Daffodil day, Jeans for Genes day, Activ Foundation City to Surf Fun Run, Shinju Matsuri Festival (Broome), Pink Ribbon Breakfast, as well as supporting local schools in their fetes. We proudly support charities such as Asbestos Diseases Australia (Inc.), the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Association of Australia (SMA), the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation Australia (MDF) and the Variety Youth Choir.

We’re about making you (the parent) happy:

Peace of mind

A lot of parents experience feelings of uncertainty or guilt about leaving their child in care, and this is completely normal! But what we have found is that families of children in our care can relax in the reassurance that their children are happy, safe and are given the opportunity to learn and grow.

The experience your child gains from attending our service is invaluable as it sets a strong foundation for their development into adulthood.

You can trust that while your child is with us, they will feel safe and loved. They will have a great experience which enriches all areas of their development including their language social skills.

Our service complies with and operates within current state child care regulations. Our service meets quality standards as set out by the National Childcare Accreditation Council.


Excellent Hygiene

We understand the importance of excellent cleanliness and hygiene and ensure that we maintain excellent hygiene at all times.

We aim to reduce the use of chemicals used in our cleaning routines and believe the most effective, safe and environmentally friendly option is to use hot soapy water. We have hygiene rules for our educators and for staff preparing food.

We teach and encourage children to follow simple hygiene rules – such as washing hands before eating and after going to the bathroom.


Learning & Education

We value children’s independence and encourage them to make choices and develop their self-help skills, as we believe this is a fundamental step in the learning ladder.

Educators are guided by the Early Years Learning Framework and believe that working with each child’s family, as the child’s first and most influential educators, is the key for the best start in life.

We achieve the highest quality of care through our ongoing commitment to providing learning opportunities through professional development for our staff.


Safety & Security

The safety and security of the children in our care is of key importance. Our educators hold current first aid qualifications and attend regular health and safety professional development. We ensure all buildings, equipment and activities are safe. Children are under constant supervision to ensure their safety and protection.