Are you thinking of taking your child to a child care centre in Baldivis or another Perth area suburb but don’t know if the time is right? You aren’t alone. While there are a lot of outside factors, the decision on when to take your child to a child care centre is going to be yours. Here is some information that we feel will be helpful in deciding when your child is ready for child care.
Babies from 0-18 months of age need a lot of one on one attention. Home care is often a good choice because not every child care centre in Perth provides enough one on one time for your baby, but there are some child care centres who provide plenty of one on one time to babies. Choose one like Cuddles Childcare Centre, who have a dedicated room and carers for babies.
Toddlers from 18 months to three years of age are a step up from babies, but they still need plenty of one on one time. They are exploring their parameters and testing their limits. They need patient carers who can help them stay within their limits in a safe environment. Home care works well at this age, too, but once again isn’t the only answer.
A child care centre with a low carer to child ratio and a dedicated, caring staff is a great place for a toddler to get a head start on developing social skills.
Preschoolers from 3-5 years of age should usually be in a childcare centre. Children need to develop social skills and we believe that it is a lot easier for them to develop those skills at a younger age without the pressure of being in school.
There are a host of benefits that a child care centre can provide for your preschooler: development of social skills, learning through play and the opportunity to participate in a lot of activities that aren’t available at home.
To learn more, contact your nearest Cuddles Childcare Centre in the Perth area.