Most mothers who work end up taking their children to day care. Whether in Wattle Grove or any other Perth suburb, it is important to find a day care centre that provides your child with the best care and sets them up for a better life down the road.
The most important determinants of a child’s future are the parent/child relationship and the quality of care from day care or other providers. Children need to develop strong attachments to adult carers so they can feel secure. This makes it important to find a day care centre that provides consistently good care.
Another important factor: children do better if they have longer-standing relationships with carers, changing carers more than once a year can affect your child’s development. Younger children benefit even more from longer carer/child relationships. This emotional attachment is key for your child’s emotional health and development.
However, the most important bond is obviously that between parent and child. That should always be strengthened by spending quality time with your child whenever possible.
Finding the Right Day Care Centre
It is important to find a day care centre where your child can develop strong emotional attachments to carers. To do this, you will need to consider some things you may not have thought of.
Try to find a day care centre that has the ability to match the right carers with your child’s temperament. A centre with a smaller ratio of carers to children is always preferable. Ideally, your child doesn’t feel like he or she has to “compete” with other children for attention and care.
Look for a centre with a carer or carers who have the potential to develop a strong and positive relationship with your child. It is also important to find out how the staff hires and trains their carers. Make sure they are qualified to give your child the best experience and mentoring possible.
To learn more or to bring your child in for a visit, call your nearest Cuddles Childcare Centre today.