Treasured Tots Early Education was founded by Simone O’Brien in 2011 and first started as a Family Day Care in Melville WA. The constant enquiries, interest and rapid growth of the wait list, bought to our attention the shortage of quality education and care in the area. With the support and help of Simone’s husband Brock O’Brien, Treasured Tots Early Education has grown into a Long Day Care to provide many families with quality education and care where each family feels just like they are at home.

We understand the importance of having a team of qualified, motivated and passionate educators to care for your children. Regular training, seminars and team meetings ensure our teams are given the best opportunities to develop skills and renew energy throughout the year. Simone sees conducting regular staff reviews as an integral part of ensuring we continue to deliver high-quality Education and Care.

We believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a loving, secure and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially.

We are devoted to providing a welcoming, safe and homely environment where all children and their families feel confident, relaxed and cared for as well as where parents feel the aspirations they have for their children are supported.

We embed sustainability into our everyday practices to teach children the importance for caring for our environment. Treasured Tots provides a place for children to learn about themselves and the world we live in.

Treasured Tots bases their programs on an educational focus when planning learning experiences and routines. Our program is sourced and built using equal parts of children’s interest, family input, community focus and intentional teaching. Whilst we provide a variety of structured educational activities, we also believe in the value of allowing children to explore and discover the world through play. Each day in our care children will have the opportunity to take part in visual arts, singing, dancing, musical play, dramatic play, and a whole range of indoor and outdoor real life experiences all within a safe, nurturing environment. Treasured Tots develops children to be independent, confident learners and ensures they are well prepared for formal schooling.

Treasured Tots has raised the bar of quality education and care. We promote optimum quality care for children by fostering open communication between families and Educators. Being a privately owned centre with passionate owners active in the daily operations creates a personal and caring environment. Treasured Tots is a ' home away from home' for our team and families. We make every endeavour to support all children’s daily transition from home to Treasured Tots. 

Opening Times

Bibra Lake 6.30am to 6.00pm
Fremantle 7.00am to 6.00pm

To raise the standard of Quality Education and Care to the best it can be and to maintain the most professional, educated, dedicated and satisfied team who are recognised for their efforts and commitment to Treasured Tots Early Education and the industry.

To deliver excellent education and care to all children, always above families expectations and to give families a place to call their second home, where they and their children feel comfortable and cared for.

Meet our team

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Simone OBrian

Simone O’Brien

Owner
Leah2

Leah

Director / Nominated Supervisor
Jess

Jessica

Assistant Director/Butterfly
Kristin Knight

Kristin

Educational Leader
Jaime

Jaime

Team Leader (Pearls)
Eva Von Gegerfelt

Eva

Educator (Pearls)
Mabel

Mabel

Team Leader (Shared-Sapphires)
Sharon2

Sharon

Team Leader (Shared-Sapphires)
Jo

Joanne

Educator (Sapphires)
Gillian Jones

Gillian

Team Leader (Diamonds)
Elna

Elna

Educator (Diamonds)
Karli

Karli

Educator (Diamonds)
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Annabel

Team Leader / Early Childhood Teacher (Sparkles)
Elizabeth Roy

Elizabeth

Educator (Sparkles)
Amina

Amina

Educator (Sparkles)
Kayla

Kayla

Butterfly
Herlyn

Herlyn

Butterfly
Amanda

Amanda

Nutritional Leader
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Sue

Nutritional Leader
Simone OBrian

Simone

Owner
Megan Scott

Megan

Director / Nominated Supervisor
Anna Paparella

Anna

Assistant Director/Team Leader (Pearls)
Kristin Knight

Kristin

Educational Leader
Holly Brown

Holly

Educator (Pearls)
Courtney Smith

Courtney

Team Leader (Sapphires)
Chloe Hitchcock

Chloe

Educator (Sapphires)
Cathrine Wilson

Catherine

Educator (Sapphires)
Gemma Daly

Gemma

Educator (Sapphires)
Logan OBrian

Logan

Team Leader (Diamonds)
Jenny Bouton

Jenny

Educator (Diamonds)
Alma Arapaj

Alma

Educator (Diamonds)
Brendon Warren

Brendon

Educator (Diamonds)
Jaimee Lee McMananway

Jaimee-Lee

Team Leader (Sparkles)
Martina Pezzino

Martina

Educator (Sparkles)
Debra Barnicle

Debra

Nutritional Leader (Mon-Thurs)
Amanda2

Amanda

Nutritional Leader (Fri)
Nola Cavallaro

Nola

Butterfly
Heidi

Heidi

Nutritional Leader (Mat leave)
Mee Leng Lee

Mee Leng

Butterfly/Relief

FAQs

  • Settling In – What can you do to make this better?

    Children react differently to being away from their parents and we encourage you to remain with your child for as long as you feel necessary to ensure your child’s well being. We use a variety of strategies to help your child settle into our centre. We recommend that you bring your child for a visit, prior to beginning care at the centre. This will help to introduce yourself and your child to the staff and other children and familiarize your child with our environment. You can visit as many times as you feel you need.

    A comfort toy or item belonging to you or your child is a good settling technique. It is important to say goodbye to your child when you are leaving, even if your child becomes upset, to establish trust that you will not disappear and to reassure him/her of your return. Alert staff of your intention to leave, so they can distract your child and provide comfort to them.

    If you are worried, please feel free to telephone the centre during the day for reassurance that your child has settled. Our Educators will always tell you honestly how your child is going. Be aware that some children settle quickly and others take longer or may be distressed by group care. Our staff will assess your child’s emotional needs and discuss this with you. Regular attendance also helps a child to settle. We are dedicated to work with you to settle your child into care as quickly as possible. A comforter from home such as a soft toy, blanket, cloth etc… may be brought in with your child, to help make your child feel secure.

  • Rest Times – How do we manage this?

    Staff will consult with families at all times in regard to their child’s sleeping/rest patterns and will provide a comfortable place for sleep/rest at all times. Staff will encourage children to sleep in order to meet their individual developmental needs. Quiet activities will be made available for children to experience whilst other children sleep. Comforters and/or security toys may be brought in for sleep/rest periods, however such items must not impact on the safety of children whilst sleeping.

    Where possible staff will implement recommendations from SIDS within the centres sleep/rest routines. Other factors such as age of child, cultural needs and requests from parents will also be considered when tailoring individual sleeping patterns.

  • Toilet Training – How can we help?

    It is important that we work in partnership with parents in meeting children’s toileting training needs. Consistency and continuity is important for children learning to use the toilet. Please communicate with the staff in the room your child attends so they can follow the routines you have in place for toilet training. Staff will discuss signs of toileting readiness with you and work with you to develop a consistent approach to toilet training. Please bring in sufficient jocks/undies and spare clothes when your child is toilet training. It is important to understand that some children will progress differently from home when toilet training in a social environment such as day Care. Please feel free to discuss this with staff when the time comes to toilet train your child.

  • What to Wear?

    It is important that children are dressed in comfortable clothes that do not restrict their enjoyment to participation at the centre. Please dress your child suitably for play activities in clothes that you do not mind getting grubby with paint, mud, sand or glue. We do provide aprons but clothes can still get stained. Children need to have a pair of shoes and a hat, clearly marked with their name. Staff will assess outdoor environments for safety issues such as insects (bees) before sending the children outside without shoes. If you have a preference as to whether your child does or does not wear shoes, please inform staff.

    You will also need to provide an extra set of clothes in your child’s bag to change into should the need arise. We recommend at least two pairs of spare undies are included. Babies need at least three spare nappies. If your child goes home in day care clothes we ask that you wash them and return them to the centre.

  • Guiding Children’s Behaviour

    The centre will provide a secure, loving and stimulating environment, which encourages children to co-operate, enhances their self-esteem and encourages their ability to interact with others, and where acceptable behaviour is promoted and any recriminations are kept to a minimum. You are encouraged to discuss your child’s behaviour with the qualified staff in your child’s playroom to ensure consistent behaviour expectations between home and our Centre. Limits to children’s behaviour will always be clearly expressed in positive terms and reinforced consistently in a developmentally appropriate way. Children will be encouraged to settle their differences in a peaceful manner.

    The staff will focus on positive behaviour, providing praise and encouragement where appropriate. Wherever possible, problems will be prevented before they arise by using methods such as diversion and providing enough equipment for all.

  • Exclusions of Children

    Children and Staff with infectious diseases will be excluded from the Centre in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Councils guidelines. A clearance certificate from your child’s doctor is required to pronounce the child fit for childcare, before your child can return to the Centre. If a child is unwell at home, parents/guardians are asked not to bring their child to the Centre. Children who have more than a slight cold should not be brought to the Centre and may not be accepted at the Supervising Officer’s discretion. Fevers, vomiting, diarrhoea or unexplained rashes are some of the indicators that a child should not be brought to the Centre.

  • Sun Protection – what is our policy?

    Treasured Tots encourages a Sunsmart approach to sun protection. To ensure that all children are protected from sun damage and high ultra violet rays, the centre implements the following:

    • Children and staff must wear a hat during outdoor play. A legionnaire style or broad brimmed hat is recommended.
    • Staff will apply 30+ protective sunscreen to children 20 minutes prior to going outside. Sunscreen is supplied by the centre, however if you wish to supply your own due to choice or an allergy, please speak to staff.
    • Staff will check the UV Rating each morning and outside play will only occur if safe to do so.

Bibra Lake

Owner/ Director – Simone O'Brien
Manager - Leah Moncrieff

Fremantle

Owner/ Director – Simone O'Brien
Manager - Megan Scott

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