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PARENTS CORNER

Settling In

We aim to ensure that you and your child settle in and enjoy the Smartland experience.

Introducing your child to care can be an emotional time. It is fair to expect some tearful goodbyes in the early days however; there are many ways to assist your child with this transition.

Prepare your child by attending the centre for an hour or two a week to familiarise themselves with this new environment. This is also a great opportunity for you to spend time with the educators and centre manager.

At all times we have an Open Door Policy and encourage you to spend time in our service and participate in our program. 

We Are Here To Help And Support

  • Settling in is tailored to meet the individual needs of each child and their family.
  • Our educators play an active role in gathering information from you and your family so we can then determine what is best for your child.
  • We do this as our aim is to make the transition between home and the centre as smooth as possible.
  • Our educators are always available to regularly discuss your child’s day.
  • We encourage you to spend time with your child to settle them in and you are more then welcome to phone us during the day to check on your child’s progress.
  • We assign a primary educator to assist in settling your child in each day and help them to overcome any anxiety they may be feeling.
  • We aim to ensure that all educators know your needs and work together as a team to provide routine and consistency of care.
  • We have developed a BUDDY SYSTEM in which we pair your child up with another child to help settle them into the centre.