Preparing children and yourself for their first day in child care will help them settle more easily. It’s a good idea to start several weeks before the big day, talking positively with your child about the new environment, friends, educator and activities will help both you and your child feel positive too.
Family Interview with your family day care educator is an opportunity to discuss your child care requirements, your child’s needs, interests, strengths, culture and routines. It enables children to explore their new environment, establish the beginnings of a relationship with the educator and meet other children at the service with the security of having you close by. Seeing how your child responds to the family day care environment can also provide families with much needed reassurance.
Registration with Wynnum Family Day Care & Education Service. A family interview will be conducted in order to share information about the role of the coordination unit, answer questions, completion of HubWorks registration and enrolment forms, payment of registration fee.
Build a good relationship with your family day care educator, this will help them understand your expectations.
Talk to your educator to identify ways to support your child to settle in, e.g. attending with your child when they first start or providing family photographs to include in the program.
Let your educator know what comforts your child, e.g. a special toy or blanket to help them settle down when they’re upset.
What are Learning Outcomes? The National Quality Framework (NQF) focuses on your child’s learning. Educators will work with you in order to get to know your child well. They will create a learning program that builds on your child’s interests and abilities and keep you in touch with your child’s progress. These learning outcomes are;
Learning: This describes something you hope your child will learn during their time at the service.
Wellbeing: This describes the skills you hope your child will learn in order to support their own physical and emotional needs.
Communication: This supports your child’s ability to talk to with friends and educators effectively, engage with literature and use technology to support their learning.
Identity: This describes the way your child engages with the learning environment, displays confidence and independence, and takes on new challenges and considered risks.
Community: This supports your child’s ability to engage with other people, develop the confidence to from relationships and realise their rights within the community (the service community, family community and more).
Preparing for Childcare fact sheet: