There’s so much to think about when your child is first enrolled in an early learning centre – what to pack, how to dress them and how the drop-off and pick-up runs will fit into your daily routine.
Prepare for the big day The best way to prepare your child is to get excited! It’s the start of an amazing period of growth and development for them. If you’re happy they’re more likely to be happy.
Day One First days can be tough for both parents and children, so it’s natural to feel a bit anxious about this big change to the family routine.
Our centre staff are more than happy to explain the process of dropping off your child and saying goodbye. They may also stay in touch during Day One to let you know how things are going. At the end of each day you can talk to our teacher or read through their observations to get a feel for how well your child is adapting to the change.
Your centre will do everything to help your child to settle in quickly. Before you know it they’ll have made new friends and be running in without even a wave goodbye!
What to pack
• Water bottle • Snack box • Expressed milk (if required) • Change of clothes (when involved with hands-on play-based learning) • Nappies, wipes and cream (if necessary) • Any medications – please give these to centre staff to manage directly.