If you're choosing a childcare, then you'll be able to answer some really easy questions. Are the facilities secure - will my child's physical safety be ensured. Are there enough resources, things to play with and things to do? What do parents say about the centre? Online reviews, google ratings, Facebook feedback etc. Do they provide nappies, what educational curriculum do they have in place etc.
These are the easy questions, the hard one to answer without first enrolling is will your child be happy and secure?
You've heard of the saying "If mumma aint happy, aint nobody happy" right?.
The same applies at a childcare centre. It's a top down cultural flow that starts with the owners or corporate body, to the centre manager/s, to the team leaders, to the teachers and finally to your child.
Our best advice to parent's looking for childcare is "talk to the teachers". Get a sense of the teacher's satisfaction, are they happy, are they excited to go to work, or do they just turn up for job. Are they supported, encouraged and recognised? Do they have a sense of "team" and does the centre actively manage its staff culture? It's the teachers who will help determine your child's sense of intimacy, relationship and belonging, as well as their education outcomes.
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So, if you're visiting a centre to see if it's a good fit, take the time to talk to as many teachers as possible. You'll get a good feel for how happy your child will be by determining how happy the staff are.