If you think that all child care centres are the same, then we have news for you – keep reading!
Australian child care centres are all created with the best intentions, to keep your children safe, happy, educated and prepare them for a life of education, fun and family.
Guided by the national early learning framework, you would think that most child care centres would provide a similar service to you and your family – you would be wrong.
When looking at putting your child in a centre or potentially changing your child to a new care centre in and around Huntingwood, there are some key elements you should consider to ensure that you are giving your child the best opportunity.
Does your child care centre look like someone’s old house? Is it someone’s current house? Then ask yourself, is this purpose-built for my children’s learning? Is there green space and outdoor play areas for my child to enjoy?
Purpose-built facilities provide your child with thought out, developed spaces to foster and promote early learning development, innovation and ideas.
Clean equipment, rooms and areas
A clean space for your child to play, learn and develop is paramount.
Are the rooms clean, are the regular updates, upgrades and refresh of the facilities? Are the toys and development tools clean and sanitised? You wouldn’t allow your child to eat from a dirty table at home, so why should they be put through that at child care?
When you are reviewing the suitability of your childcare centre, ask yourself, “would I like to stay here all day?”
Attentive, dedicated and passionate staff
You can tell the difference between people who want to be developing and fostering your child and those who simply want to punch a time card.
Walking in and all the educators knowing your name, your child’s name, talking to you about something that happened or they saw in the last week with your child – even if they are not their primary educator.
Although your child care centre in Huntingwood maybe close to your home or work, ask yourself is it all of the above and more.
Does your child deserve sub-standard accommodation and care?
If you answer yes, then compare your child care centre to what you would expect the best to be – if you are falling short, then maybe its time for a change.
For an early learning centre in Western Sydney, Huntingwood & The Hills district that is a cut above the rest call Grace Village Early Learning today on 1300 854 388 to see what early learning centres can be.