About Us

The Ladies’ Fellowship Group at Mitchelton Uniting Church established Tiny Town in 1974 to cater for the needs of young children and their parents in the local community.

As Uniting Churches in the area merged, Tiny Town consistently provided a valuable service to the families in this community.

Today Tiny Town continues as a valuable outreach of Emmanuel Uniting Church, offering quality, affordable childcare for the local community.

Management

Tiny Town is owned by the Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust Queensland.  A sub-committee of the Church Council of the Emmanuel Uniting Church, Enoggera manages Tiny Town.

Parents are represented on the Management Committee, and management decisions are communicated to families through the monthly newsletter.

 

Tiny Town Child Care and Kindergarten Philosophy

Background

Tiny Town Childcare and Kindergarten is one of the outreach activities of Emmanuel Uniting Church, working to support our local community and its ever changing needs. As a community based not for profit centre we are truly able to put children first in a safe, warm, and caring educational environment. We promote Christian ideals of love, forgiveness, respecting and serving others, equality, inclusiveness and care for the environment.

our community….

  • We recognise and respect the traditional owners of the land being the Turrbal and Jagara tribal nations and their culture.
  • We acknowledge the uniqueness and diversity that each family brings to the centre.
  • We celebrate the benefits of diversity, connecting and interacting with children, families and members of the community across cultures, to promote cultural competence and understanding, acceptance, support and celebration of each other.

our families….

  • We promote mutual respect and open exchange of information between parents, staff and management, working together to provide an environment that strengthens and supports our children’s growth and learning.
  • We encourage our families to engage in meaningful participation.

our children….

  • We respect and accept the individuality of children and their right to an environment that is free from discrimination and bias.
  • We encourage understanding, resilience, independence and a sense of belonging to promote open, respectful and reciprocal relationships with others.
  • We believe children are capable and resourceful learners who actively contribute, initiate and explore their interests.

our staff….

  • We believe in employing staff who are dedicated to working for the best interests of the children and their families and display a passion for quality early childhood education.
  • We expect that each educator will bring fundamental, personal qualities to our centre environment such as advocating for children, empathy, compassion, respect, warmth and a passion for learning.
  • We support staff to have rewarding professional opportunities for growth in a safe and supportive working environment.

our programme….

  •  We seek to provide flexible child centred programmes of excellence that foster the development of the whole child and provide experiences for different learning styles.
  • We promote the importance of play - especially child-initiated - that offers children opportunities for discovery and inquiry, fosters a positive disposition for learning and consolidates their skills in key learning areas.
  • Our learning environments respond to the interests and needs of the children and develop skills to equip them for the transition to school.
  • We believe children’s social interactions and relationships are an important part of their learning and we use reassurance and encouragement to strengthen and build children’s sense of social, emotional and spiritual well-being, to understand and respect the rights and feelings of others and to develop an understanding of kindness and empathy.

 

November

Thurs 29th 2:45pm - Quiz Works Puppet Show, Enoggera SS EPAC

December

Sat 8th - Christmas Concert

Thurs 20th, Fri 21st 9-2pm - Emmanuel Dig Into Christmas Holiday Club