If you have a foster child who needs day care in Wellard or any Perth suburb, keep reading. You have come to the right place. Because most foster children have suffered trauma, their situations are a lot different than those of children coming to day care from their own families’ homes.
One of the main priorities for foster parents is to make sure their foster children are in a stable, safe and nurturing environment. If they are placed in child care, it is extremely important to find a day care centre that can adapt to their needs.
Here are some ways to make sure your foster child is in the right day care centre.
Remember that, due to the trauma of being removed from their parents’ homes, they are already traumatised and have special needs. If you have your own children and foster children, you may need to evaluate whether or not they can both go to the same day care facility. Figure out your foster child’s needs and any strengths being a survivor may have helped them develop.
Ask Your Day Care Personnel Pre-Qualifying Questions
Ask if they have worked with foster children in the past. Bring information about your foster child’s needs and ask what they can do to meet those needs. Find out what the provider’s policy is on expulsion of children who act out, since foster children are often more prone to doing just that.
Find out how the day care provider engages with children and parents. Can you get daily updates and progress reports if needed?
Choose Cuddles Childcare Centre
At each Cuddles Childcare Centre in the Perth area, we are more than qualified to ensure that foster children get the care they need to help them through their separation trauma and fit in socially with the rest of the children.
To learn more, contact your nearest Cuddles Childcare Centre today.