Have a look around
While many of us rely on word-of-mouth referrals when selecting a child care centre, every child is different. This is why it’s important to head down yourself and assess whether a child care centre is best suited to your child. Major things to look for include a high level of cleanliness, childproofing, age-appropriate toys, a good carer-to-child ratio and how the space is shared.
Ask, ask and ask again
Not only does asking questions help you find out all you need to know, but the way staff answer these questions will determine how comfortable you may be. Ask to see the menus, routines, qualifications and professional development of staff, as well as health and safety procedures. Also, don’t forget to ask how you will be kept up to date with your child’s wellbeing and participation. You can never ask too many questions!
Check the policies
Every child care centre should have policies regarding discipline, TV, feeding, sleeping, sick children and more. Knowing you’re happy with these policies will avoid any unwanted surprises in the future.
Feel the vibe and trust your gut
Every mother or father has their own parental instincts. If you walk into a child care centre and it ticks all the boxes, but something just doesn’t feel right, forget about it! Trust this natural intuition and everything will fall into place.
Don’t be fooled, check in without notice
Child care centres can sometimes put up a front when they know a parent is going to be around. After you’ve enrolled your child, be sure to drop by unannounced and double check that your little one is being properly cared for and the centre is still at a high standard.
We’ve found a couple of the best child care centres in the Tweed Coast that you may want to have look through first!
Tweed Heads Kindy Care
If you’re looking for a child care centre with qualified carers in a friendly environment, enrol your little one at Tweed Heads Kindy Care. This boutique child care centre only has 28 places available, so you know your child will get the attention they need. Located in Banora Point, you can have peace of mind knowing they will not only learn, but will have fun at this affordable play centre. Due to it’s popularity and the limited availability, get in quick if you want to guarantee a place for your child at Tweed Heads Kindy Care.
Where: 239 Kennedy Dr Banora Point Tweed Coast NSW
Little Dolphins Early Learning Centre
Catering for kids aged 6 weeks to 6-years-old, the team at Little Dolphins Early Learning Centre will make sure your child gets the best care. With great playtime facilities and highly-trained carers, your little rugrat will learn and develop, all the while meeting new friends having a blast. Worried about the food? The fully-qualified chef will ensure your child receives nutritious, well-balanced meals every day and that any special dietary requirements are met. What are you waiting for? Contact the team at Little Dolphins Early Learning Centre today and arrange a tour.
Where: 3 Aldinga Ct Ocean Shores Tweed Coast NSW
Have you already enrolled your little one in a Tweed Coast child care centre? Let us know where in the comments below!