We talked recently about how all child care centres are not the same, today, we’ll discuss how you can get the most from your child care provider.
We all want the best for our little ones as they start their education.
Whether you are starting daycare or any of the great childcare options available, it’s important to remember as a parent you’re entitled to get the most for your child and you from the childcare experience.
When choosing your child care provider in and around the area of Huntingwood, there are many things you should look for to ensure you are getting the best for you and your child.
Handing over your bundle of joy can be hard, as you reluctantly head back to work or life before your child joined your family.
Some of the key elements to ask from your potential child care centre director are:
- How will I be involved in my children’s progress throughout the day?
- What will my child be doing throughout the day?
- How will you facilitate my child’s development?
- Are there extra activities such as music and sport which my child can be involved in?
- How will my child’s individual needs be catered for?
One of the key things to remember when you are speaking with your child care provider is although you want to always be respectful, you are paying a considerable fee per day to look after, educate and cater for your children’s development needs – both from an education and personal development perspective.
You have the right to ask questions, take time with your class educator and if need be, take some time to discuss your plans and educational needs with the centre director.
Don’t ever take for granted the work that your childcare educator does, but you must feel empowered to hold them accountable for your child’s educational needs.
Child care providers & early learning centres are so much more than babysitters, they are places where children start their lifelong journey of education filled with friends, resources and activities. With educational frameworks in place nationally, you should ask for daily or weekly updates on your child’s progress.
Innovative early learning centres such as Grace Village Early Learning embrace technology, allowing parents to be kept up to date and actively involved in your child’s day, development and activities through the innovative Xplor ™ app.
To find out more contact us on 1300 854 388 and ask about our educational offerings, early learning programs and facilities for families here in Huntingwood, Blacktown & across Western Sydney.