5 Reasons Parents Should EnrolL in Our New Centre

Sippy Downs Childcare

As a parent, finding the right childcare centre for your child is a big decision. You want to ensure that your child is in a safe and nurturing environment where they can learn, grow, and thrive. Smartland Early Learning has opened a new Sippy Downs Childcare Centre is that is dedicated to providing the best possible care and education for children. In this article, we’ll explore why Smartland is the perfect choice for parents who are looking for a top-quality childcare centre in Sippy Downs on the Sunshine Coast.

Safe and Secure Environment

Safety is the top priority at Smartland Early Learning Sippy Downs. We understand that parents want to ensure their children are in a secure and safe environment when they are away from home. Our facility has state-of-the-art security systems in place, and we have highly trained and experienced staff who are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all children. Additionally, our outdoor play areas are designed with safety in mind, with soft surfaces and plenty of shade to protect children from the sun.

Nurturing and Supportive Environment

At Smartland, we believe that children need a nurturing and supportive environment in order to thrive. Our staff is highly trained and experienced, and they are committed to providing individualized attention and support to each child. We have a low staff-to-child ratio, which means that every child gets the attention they need to succeed. Additionally, our warm and welcoming atmosphere helps children feel comfortable and at home, even when they are away from their own families.

High-Quality Education and Childcare

At Smartland Early Learning Sippy Downs, we believe that education and childcare go hand in hand. Our programs are designed to provide children with a solid foundation in language, math, science, and social skills, while also fostering creativity and imagination. Our university qualified educators are trained to engage children in meaningful and fun activities that help them learn and grow. Additionally, our curriculum is designed to be flexible and adaptable, so that children can learn at their own pace and in their own way.

Convenient Location

Smartland Early Learning Sippy Downs is located at 9 Courage Street which is just across from Siena College off Sippy Downs Drive, which makes it a convenient choice for parents who are looking for a high-quality childcare centre in Sippy Downs. Our facility is easily accessible from anywhere on the Sunshine Coast, and we have ample parking available for parents who are dropping off or picking up their children. Additionally, our location is surrounded by parks, Natural Bushland, and other amenities, which means that children can enjoy a variety of activities and experiences outside of the childcare centre such as bush kinder and beach kinder.

Affordable Pricing

We understand that childcare can be expensive, which is why we have worked hard to ensure that our prices are competitive and affordable. Our fees are transparent and straightforward, and we have flexible payment options available to meet the needs of different families. 

In conclusion, Smartland Early Learning Sippy Downs is the perfect choice for parents who are looking for a safe, nurturing, and high-quality childcare centre on the Sunshine Coast. With our experienced staff, engaging curriculum, and convenient location, parents can be confident that their children are in good hands at Smartland. If you’re interested in enrolling your child in Smartland Childcare Centre, we encourage you to visit our website, www.smartland.com.au, or contact us directly to schedule a tour of our facility and learn more about our program.

10 Tips for a Smooth Back to School

As parents, the start of a new school year can be both exciting and overwhelming. With so many things to prepare for, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are some tips to help make the transition back to school a little easier for both you and your child.

  1. Get organized: Start by making a list of everything that needs to be done before the first day of school. This might include buying school supplies, new clothes, and shoes, as well as scheduling doctor and dentist appointments. Having a list will help you stay on track and ensure that you don’t forget anything important.
  2. Set a bedtime routine: A few weeks before school starts, start getting your child back into a regular sleep schedule. This will help them feel more rested and ready for the first day of school.
  3. Review and practice basic skills: Before the school year starts, review basic skills such as math facts, reading, and writing. This will help your child feel more confident and prepared for the new school year.
  4. Prepare for the morning routine: The morning of the first day of school can be stressful, so it’s important to be prepared. Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before to make sure everything is ready to go in the morning.
  5. Be positive: Starting a new school year can be scary for children, so it’s important to be supportive and encouraging. Let them know that you believe in them and that you know they will do great.
  6. Communicate with your child’s teacher: Before the school year starts, reach out to your child’s teacher to introduce yourself and let them know about any concerns or special needs your child may have. This will help ensure that your child’s first day of school goes as smoothly as possible.
  7. Get involved: PTA, volunteering, or attending school events are great ways to get involved in your child’s education and be aware of what is happening in the school.
  8. Establish a homework routine: Establishing a homework routine early on will help your child stay on track and make homework a less stressful experience.
  9. Stay informed: Stay informed about what’s happening at your child’s school. Read newsletters, check the school website, and attend parent-teacher conferences to stay up-to-date on important events and information.
  10. Take care of yourself: Being a parent is hard work, and the start of a new school year can be especially stressful. Make sure to take time for yourself, exercise, eat well and get enough sleep.

The start of a new school year is an exciting time for both children and parents. With a little preparation and organization, it can be a smooth transition. Remember to be positive, communicate with your child’s teacher, and stay involved in your child’s education. By following these tips, you can help make the start of the school year a success for your whole family.

The Dangers Of Speaking To Children With Commands?​

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I want to talk about unnecessary commands. The other day I was at splash park, you know one of those places where the water is coming out of the sidewalk. And there was a little girl there and she was a little timid. She was kind of next to it and you know, this is suppose to be fun but she didn’t want to get in the water. Her mother was next to her and what her mother said to her in a very sing-song voice was “Go in it. Don’t be afraid”

Now you know really what she was saying was that looks like it would be fun, trying to urge her in, but she was phrasing her sentences as commands and it is entirely unnecessary.  There has been a lot of research on this and the estimate is that something in the neighbourhood of eighty percent of the sentences adults say to children are commands. Now think about how that is. I mean it is, “Come here.”  “Eat that.”  “Sit down.”  “Bring that to me.”

You know, sometimes we will say, “Stop doing that please.”  You know we add the “please” there as if that softens it.  But really, it is still a command; it is still giving children no choice. When we command somebody to do something we really don’t give a chance for someone to think, we give them a chance to either obey or disobey and they only have two choices.

I mean, you have probably said this before, I know I have said it before.  We will say well you know “Sally, she doesn’t listen to me.”  I think that she is listening to you, she is just not making the choice you want her to make because you are only giving her two choices and there is no room for her to think.

I would like you to try a mental experiment.  Imagine you are at home alone, you are reading a book, you are watching television, you are eating some cookies, you have got crumbs on you, there are crumbs on the floor, you have made a mess. It doesn’t matter though, you are home alone, you will take care of it later, you are just relaxing.

And then your spouse comes home or your roommate or wherever you live with comes home and says, “Vacuum the rug.”  What are the odds you are going to vacuum the rug now? You might have already been thinking, “Yeah, I need to clean this up, I need to vacuum the rug.”  And in that moment though, the moment they say that, you are more likely to say, “No, you vacuum the rug!”  Nobody likes to be told what to do; the human animal is designed to resist being told what to do. It is a miracle children ever do anything we want them to do at all, given how many times they’re commanded during the day.

And I think this is true not just for humans, this is actually true in the animal kingdom as well. I mean I think about, I have a dog; my dog she wants to be right beside me.  When I go to the kitchen she wants to be right there beside me, I go to the living room she is right beside the chair, when I get in bed she literally wants to be inside of me in the bed.  But when I take her outside and I make the mistake of putting the leash on her and pulling in one direction, she always pulls in opposite direction.

Imagine a newborn baby, you are holding a newborn baby, they are moving their arms and legs around. But if you push against their arm or leg they always resist. We are born to resist being told what to do and that’s why in that moment when your spouse says “Vacuum the rug”,  your initial response is you know, “Screw you, I am not going to do that.”  Because no one likes to be told what to do, yet this is how we communicate with children day in and day out

So, now I would like you to try that mental experiment again. So you are at home, you are alone, you have got the crumbs on you, the crumbs are on the floor. And for a second set aside what you know about passive aggressive, because that is not part of a child’s perspective. And this time when your spouse comes home, instead of saying, “Vacuum the rug”, he just says, “There are crumbs on the floor”, a statement of fact.  And that is where the real power lies.

How To Manage Separation Anxiety?​

Separation anxiety is normal in the early weeks, so don’t worry if your child seems upset at first. While there’s no magic formula to make separation anxiety miraculously disappear, there are a few tips that can certainly help:
  • Take your child to visit their new centre for orientation and to meet the educators before their first day.
  • Talk to your child about what will happen at the centre and reassure them that you’ll be coming back.
  • Work together with your child’s teachers and educators – they have plenty of good ideas and reassuring advice.
  • Try to keep goodbyes short. It’s important to be strong, leave when you need to go and don’t linger at drop-off time.
  • Be calm, respond to your child’s distress and comfort them, but remain firm about leaving.
  • Spend extra time with them to reconnect when you come back and ask them about their day. Ask your educator for some useful questions that can help encourage your child to open up about their day’s experience.