Preparing for the first day at childcare
We absolutely understand the nervousness you and your child might be feeling in the lead up to their first day at childcare. This can feel like an exciting yet daunting time.
We invite our families to participate in an orientation period with their child prior to commencement of care. We offer orientation for 1-2 hours for a minimum of two sessions.
Orientation encourages your child to explore and participate in our environment with our Educators and peers. Previously our families have found this opportunity beneficial as it allows time for their child and their family to share information about the child’s likes, dislikes, needs and wants which helps to make this transition smoother.
There is quite a lot of information that needs to be completed, and we find that the more we know about your child before their first day the better we can accommodate their needs.
Every effort will be made by our Educators to make the settling in process as easy as possible. However we do find the following strategies can help make the separation process a more positive one: