Call It Toilet Readiness…

Call It Toilet Readiness…

Not toilet ‘training’. ‘Training’ suggests a proactive process that can be speeded up with energy and effort. It’s not. Children have to be ready, first. They have to be ready physically (they must have bladder and bowel capacity and muscle control), cognitively (they...
Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

Tearful, tantrum-filled goodbyes are not uncommon in early childhood centres. Children can become distressed when they see their parent leaving: it’s called separation anxiety and it’s a normal stage in child development. But, it can be unsettling. Considering that...
They’re Watching You

They’re Watching You

Your children. No matter what their age, your children are watching you. They’re watching and they see everything. The see how much time you spend on social media and watching TV, how you react to other people in your life, how you eat your meals, how well you tidy up...
Make Time to Talk with Children

Make Time to Talk with Children

There is nothing more engaging to me than having a conversation with a three, four, or five-year-old. And I do mean a shared conversation – a two-way dialogue that travels wherever our thoughts take us. Children of all ages enjoy talking with the adults in their...
Strategies for Settling Your Child

Strategies for Settling Your Child

In order to help your child settle in to the childcare environment and enjoy, learn and make friends, there are some things that we can do with you and your child that can help things go smoothly How important is it for my child to visit the centre before they start?...