If you take your child to day care in Cannington or any Perth suburb, your child may develop stress when going to day care. Your child may also have stress in the home that is made worse by being dropped off at daycare.
While this is often attributed to “normal childhood stress,” new research indicates that children whose stress is identified and dealt with while young will be better prepared to overcome obstacles as they get older.
According to Margaret Sims, an Associate Professor at Edith Cowan University, high quality day care centres can help reduce levels of stress in your child and prevent children from developing behavioural problems as they age.
Professor Sims studied the cortisol levels of children in day care and found that better day care centres can reduce the level of this stress hormone in children, indicating that their levels of stress are lower.
How High Quality Day Care Centres Reduce Stress
One of the most effective ways a great daycare centre can reduce stress is to provide a safe environment that is routine-oriented. This lets children know exactly what to expect every day. It is also important for the caregivers to instill a sense of security and trust from children.
It is also important for day care centres to make each day a source of joy, laughter, exploration and play. When children do become distressed or upset, it is up to the carers to provide them with emotional support. Comforting a child is much more effective than scolding.
When caregivers develop meaningful relationships with children, it can help them sustain good relationships throughout life, especially when it comes to finding mentorship to help them “climb the ladder” in the employment market.
Contact Cuddles Childcare Centres Today
At Cuddles Childcare Centres, we only hire the most dedicated and professional caregivers. With every decision we make, the main determinant is one question: “How will this affect the children?” To learn more or to arrange for day care, contact your nearest Cuddles Childcare Centre today.