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    Quote Originally Posted by beccaboobang View Post
    Glad to be of some help, I'm really passionate about my job. Every lead educator sets up and runs their room differently so it depends on what you want to get out of the center. Look for a large variety of resources down at the children's level, how they display their room and the children's artwork. Ask about their routines , daily programs and how to access learning stories/observations.

    If it's your first time enrolling a child in childcare then ask about how they deal with incidents (they should write incident reports if he hurts himself for you to sign when u collect him. Also ask about serious incidents (they should call you if he has any injury to his head). Ask about toileting and the collection/notification about soiled clothes.

    I think the main thing is for your little one to feel safe and comfortable with the educators in the room. Watch how they act with the children . Are they playing with them in a positive manner or are they. "Busy" and brushing children off because they have a chore to do.

    Good luck and let us know how you go sorry for the essay.
    Thanks so much!!!!! I'll write a list for myself from your points so I don't forget anything.

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    Make sure you also pass on information to the group leader about your little one and your parenting style as that will help him transition. Like does he have any special comfort techniques etc, and what his favourite activities at home might be. Anything that the educator can use to build a relationship with him.

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    Visited the centre yesterday and was actually quite impressed. All the children were happy and engaged with the staff. It was really clean and had a great outdoor area. All the staff seemed very pleasant. Had a long talk with the director about DS and she has already started making plans for his program next year. She is also applying for Inclusion Support Subsidy for help with his speech delay so there is an extra staff member in his room on the days he his there so he has more one on one time. Overall I was happy to enroll him. She seems very happy to make sure he gets everything he needs and appears to understand how important it is for him. At the moment it is still only the one day but the first extra day that come up in his room will be ours.

    Thank you for everyone's opinion and input. It has all been very helpful.

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    That sounds like a great result! Lovely when you come across educators and centres that care and take the extra time to see if there is anything MORE that they can do.

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    Glad it turned out so well for you


 

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