Choosing the right centre

Finding the right early learning centre for your child can be quite a daunting task, but it’s important to take the time to find one that’s right for you and your child.

Children flourish in environments that are fun, educational and nurturing, where they can develop positive relationships with educators as well as other children, and where they receive quality, professional care.

Effective communication with parents, approved programs and educational practices that support children’s individual learning and development are critical.

As all families have different requirements and expectations for child care, the best way to see if a centre is right for you is to come in, take a look around and speak with the staff.

Checklist

Here are just some things that you may want to ask and observe when you visit:

  • What hours the centre is open? Is it open all year round?
  • Is the Kindergarten program an approved program under the Qld government’s Kindergarten Funding Scheme?
  • Are the children happy and engaged?
  • Are staff friendly and do they interact well with the children?
  • Are meals provided?
  • What is the centre’s quality rating?
  • How do educator’s program for children’s individual interests and needs?
  • What are our staff’s qualifications?
  • What is the centre’s policy in regards to sick children?

To arrange to visit us, just call (07) 3397 5601.