Signing in and signing out
The Ministry of Education requires all parents to sign their children in and out of the Centre every day, on a form provided by the Centre. Not only is this a safety requirement but also a legal one. Please ensure that you go with your child into the classroom on arrival, acknowledge your arrival and departure with teachers, and sign the ‘sign in and out’ register. Also check your child’s locker or room notice boards for messages and important information.
Helping your child settle in
To help your child settle in to the Centre we require you to visit the Centre with your child, at least twice, before enrolment starts. You can help by:
- Initially leaving your child for shorter periods.
- Being prepared to spend extra time at the Centre on the first few days when dropping off and picking up.
- Being confident and positive about teachers and the environment.
- Involving your child in an activity and then having a teacher take your place.
- Always saying goodbye and telling your child when you will return.
- Providing a written outline of the general routine your baby or toddler follows.
Of course, it’s important for kids to learn about language, math, and science. Our approach to early childhood education fulfils this, albeit in a different way. We put emphasis on the role of play in learning. Our programme teaches kids these important subjects through fun and engaging activities that stimulate their interest.
Another great advantage of sending your child to a learning centre for toddlers is the social interaction that happens there. Here at Go Bananas Childcare, for one, we have dramatic play and group time, which help kids develop their social skills. With this play-focused approach, your child is exposed to different situations and people. In effect, it builds a sense of identity and improves self-esteem.
Indeed, early education in a daycare centre exposes children to holistic development. With programmes that cover these three important aspects, you – as a parent – can be sure that your kid grows physically, mentally, and socially fit.
If you want to know more about Go Bananas Childcare, browse through the website, send us a message, or visit one of our centres in Frankton, Rimu Street, and Horotiu.