Your child’s first day
All children react differently; some easily adapt to new environments, while others are unsure. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to make the settling-in period easier on yourself and your child.
How to prepareHere are a few tips on how to prepare for your child’s first day:
Prior to your child’s start date, drive past the early education and child care centre wherever possible and show your child where they will be attending. Talk about the experiences they will have and the new educators and friends they will meet, along with the new learning resources and toys they will be able to enjoy.
Here is a list of items you will need to bring to our child care and early education centres so that your little one is ready to go from day one:
- Water bottle
- Spare change of clothes, including socks and underwear
- Nappies, wipes and bed linen (if the centre does not supply this)
- Comfort item, child’s favourite toy or blanket
Let us help youOur educators will work in collaboration with you to learn as much as possible about your child and their routine. This includes understanding who is in their family, their interests, sleep times, eating habits, and further information so we can extend your home environment into our child care and early education centre to make it a seamless transition for your child.
Settling in your child
The first days and weeks transitioning into a new education and care environment can be exciting and enjoyable, yet also worrying and stressful for both children and parents. Building relationships with educators and adapting to a new environment can take some time, however there are some simple strategies to assist with a smooth transition.
How to prepare
Here are a few tips on how to prepare for your child’s first day:
We recognise this can be an emotional time for both children and parents, and we will provide the support required for your child to settle into our centre. While some children will embrace their new environment with eagerness and enthusiasm, some will be more apprehensive, which is common.
We encourage parents to contact our team at any time during the day to ease any concerns. As your child begins to feel more confident and comfortable in their new surroundings, a more efficient and confident drop-off routine will soon emerge.
We look forward to welcoming your family at one of our centres to see how we can work with you and settle your child into their new routine.
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"Really love this place. As soon as my son sees the centre he gets very excited! The centre is very clean, the staff are super attentive and caring. They really make the children feel safe and welcomed and create a very warm environment.."
First Grammar Bankstown
"I highly recommend First Grammar Belmore for other parents. The educators are incredibly caring and attentive. They always communicate and highlight things that I need to be aware of. The premise is clean, and there are always different activities every day which stimulate the whole child’s developmental aspects."
First Grammar Belmore
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First Grammar Castle Hill
"First Grammar Fairfield is the best! My son has been attending the childcare since he was fifteen months, He has been in both of the baby and toddlers room. The staff are so caring, so attentive and always happy. Even though on the weekend, he wants to go to childcare than at home, he loves his teachers and his friends. Feels like home. "
First Grammar Fairfield
"The staff are all very experienced and really lovely. My daughter absolutely loves attending and is so happy to see the educators and her friends. She has dietary requirements which was a stress for me but has always been well managed here. I love the daily updates through an app so I can see what she's been up to, know what she's had for lunch etc. Highly recommend the centre!"
First Grammar Epping
"I sent my 2 little ones to First Grammar Green Point because we rented around the corner. We’ve since moved a few suburbs away and although it is now in a different direction, I continue to send my little ones there because the staff are genuine."
First Grammar Greenpoint