Your child’s first day
All children react differently; some easily adapt to new environments, while others are unsure. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to make the settling-in period easier on yourself and your child.
How to prepareHere are a few tips on how to prepare for your child’s first day:
- Water bottle
- Spare change of clothes, including socks and underwear
- Nappies, wipes and bed linen (if the centre does not supply this)
- Comfort item, child’s favourite toy or blanket
Let us help youOur educators will work in collaboration with you to learn as much as possible about your child and their routine. This includes understanding who is in their family, their interests, sleep times, eating habits, and further information so we can extend your home environment into our child care and early education centre to make it a seamless transition for your child.
Settling in your child
The first days and weeks transitioning into a new education and care environment can be exciting and enjoyable, yet also worrying and stressful for both children and parents. Building relationships with educators and adapting to a new environment can take some time, however there are some simple strategies to assist with a smooth transition.
How to prepare
Here are a few tips on how to prepare for your child’s first day:
We recognise this can be an emotional time for both children and parents, and we will provide the support required for your child to settle into our centre. While some children will embrace their new environment with eagerness and enthusiasm, some will be more apprehensive, which is common.
We encourage parents to contact our team at any time during the day to ease any concerns. As your child begins to feel more confident and comfortable in their new surroundings, a more efficient and confident drop-off routine will soon emerge.
We look forward to welcoming your family at one of our centres to see how we can work with you and settle your child into their new routine.