Our child care centre in Bertram serves Perth suburbs such as Wellard. We have gained a lot of experience in working with children from the area. One of the lessons we have learned is that a child’s entry and transition into the centre is much smoother and easier for them if they have been prepared for child care.
So, how do you prepare a child for child care? Here are some great ideas.
- Start by building relationships with the educators so they understand what you need for your child.
- You can start your child slowly, with short visits, in the weeks before you are going to start full-time child care for them.
- Talk to your educators about any way you think they can help your child settle in and feel comfortable.
- Let the staff know about any technique you have that comforts your child. If there is a favourite toy or blanket, bring them in.
It is important to work with your child care centre to help provide the best possible environment for your child. It is most helpful to share ideas back and forth so your child is getting the full benefit of as many minds as possible.
What to Expect from Your Child Care Centre: in Wellard or any Perth Suburb
Your child care centre should do the following for you:
- Provide concise feedback on your child’s time in the centre.
- Provide consistent feedback on your child’s progress and accomplishments.
- Take the time to learn about your child’s interests and hobbies at home.
- Seek relevant information from you and/or other family members about your child.
- Ask for your feedback and voluntary participation for making decisions about your child and about the offerings at the centre.
- Provide surveys for you to grade their performance.
- Provide opportunities to attend social events with the staff and other families.
- Encourage you to always voice your concerns in any way that is comfortable to you.
- Have an “open door” policy for families to discuss their children.
At Cuddles Childcare Centres, we check all the boxes above and many, many more. To learn more, call our Bertram centre today: (08) 9419 1844.