Is it time for your little one to be placed into child care? While this decision can give parents a reprieve, some really struggle finding a great centre they can trust with their child’s welfare. Here are some tips to help find a centre that will work for you and your child.

Determine what your child needs

It’s important to know the kind of care your child will require, as this will also help determine which centre is best equipped to take proper care of them. Consider your child’s likes and dislikes, their temperament, learning style and how they play. By understanding the fundamentals of your child’s needs, you can go in more confidently with the right questions.

Consider the elements of a potential centre

Have a particular Southern Highlands child care centre in mind? Some great things to consider would be the centre’s location, security, cost and the centre’s reputation among other parents. These are very important factors that will impact your child’s overall experience at the centre. Don’t be afraid to ask the centre’s staff any questions you may have. These questions can include:

  • Are the staff passionate, qualified and experienced?
  • What is the atmosphere of the centre like?
  • Will the centre keep you updated of your child’s progress?
  • Are their opening hours convenient for you and your family?

Overwhelmed? Don’t worry! We’ve found some great Southern Highlands child care centres and preschools to consider.

The Potter’s Preschool

Stimulating arts and crafts, The Potter's Preschool - Southern Highlands
Stimulating arts and crafts, The Potter’s Preschool – Southern Highlands

The building blocks for quality education start in the early years. Give your child a great start in life with quality education provided by The Potter’s Preschool. Ideal for children between 2 and 5 years of age, this nationally accredited childcare centre goes above and beyond to ensure your child develops essential learning skills they will need later in life. Whether you require long day care services, or your child is the right age for the school readiness program, their tailor-made programs are effective.
Where: 37 Regent Ln, Mittagong NSW 2575

Great outdoor play centre, Kamalei - Southern Highlands
Great outdoor play centre, Kamalei – Southern Highlands

If you require long day care services for your child aged between 6 weeks and 6 years, call the friendly and qualified staff at Kamalei. Open from 8am to 6pm Monday through Friday, this child care centre is ideal for working parents, or those that usually get home a little later. With two convenient locations in Bowral, Kamalei offers a fantastic, safe and stimulating learning environment for children. Be sure to contact the team to learn more about this friendly centre!
Where: 7 Centennial Rd, Bowral NSW 2576
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What local Southern Highlands child care centre do you use? Tell us what you love about them by commenting below!