Category Archive: Choosing a Childcare Centre

Apr 02 2013

Childcare Centre Safety & Security Checklist

Childcare Centre Security for Visitor Access When Choosing a Childcare Centre Look at the Security Factors. Your first impression must be one of feeling the Childcare Centre is safe and secure. If the centre staff that greeted you at the door did not have you sign in, alarm bells should ring. If they do not have …

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Mar 22 2013

Day Care Centers Health & Safety Check List When Choosing

 Day Care Centers Health & Safety When choosing Day Care Centers or a Childcare Centre for your child observe and ask questions of staff on their Health & Safety policies. Observe if children appear to be unclean, sick and unhappy. If so, this is a sure sign something isn’t been controlled by the Day Care …

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Feb 21 2013

Childcare Centre Equipment Important when Choosing a Childcare Centre

Childcare Centre Equipment, Toys, Books & Devices In choosing a Childcare Centre the equipment, toys, books and digital devices that are in the Childcare Centre is a very important factor to consider. Not only does it reflect the standards that the centre has set, it is through playing that your child learns, so the type …

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Feb 17 2013

Childcare Centre Staff Qualifications & Ratio Check

Childcare Centre Staff Qualifications Checking Childcare Centre staff qualification is an important fact to consider when choosing a Childcare Centre for your child. When you visit the Childcare Centre ask about the training and education the carer that would be looking after your child has had. Have they been participating in any recent professional development …

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Feb 07 2013

CHILDCARE CENTRE NEW HYGIENE RULES IN AUSTRALIA

Childcare Centre Guidelines “Staying Healthy” Released Childcare Centre hygiene rules released on the 5th February by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) aimed at keeping children safe and healthy in a Childcare Centre has been widely criticised in the press, in particular by Dr Steve Hambleton the Australian Medical Association president. He is …

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Feb 04 2013

CHILDCARE CENTRE RATINGS TO BE PUBLISHED BY AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT

Childcare Centre Ratings to be Published On the 31st January 2013, The Hon Kate Ellis, Australian Federal Minister for Early Childhood and Child Care announced that as part of the new National Quality Framework (NQF), from later on this year parents will be able to access ratings of their local Childcare Centre on the government’s …

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Jan 27 2013

CHILDCARE CENTRE STAFF RATIOS CAUSING LONG WAIT TIME

Childcare Centre Child to Carer Ratio This ratio is generally set by a governing body, what you have to establish when choosing a Childcare Centre for your child is that the centre is providing that ratio. Check they are not sneaking in more children on some days than the required ratio. The ratio is there …

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Jan 22 2013

CHILDCARE CENTRE PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES & PROGRAMS

Childcare Centre Activities A range of balanced programs and activities catering for all ages should be provided for the children to participate in. The children should be given a choice. The programs should be designed to be educational and reflect your child’s individual needs, abilities, interests which will enhance all areas of their development. If …

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Jan 19 2013

CHILDCARE CENTRE POLICIES, MANAGEMENT & STAFF

Childcare Centre Polices. Every Childcare Centre should have written policies and procedures available to parents with information covering all their philosophy, aims and policies that they must adhere to. The policies should cover their educational objectives and how they will be achieved as well as how your child’s individual interests will be met. Check their …

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Jan 19 2013

CHILDCARE CENTRE BEST ENVIRONMENT & DESIGN LAYOUT

Childcare Centre Environment A well managed Childcare Centre should be a stimulating, caring, learning environment where happy children and happy parents lead to a positive relaxed atmosphere to create the best fun, loving, caring and nurturing environment for your child. Childcare Centre Layout Is the layout of the Childcare Centre conducive to allowing a good …

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