Orientation & Transitioning

Orientation and Transitioning

We understand that for many families, starting at childcare for the first time can be an emotional or anxious time. We’re confident that it won’t take long for your child to feel at home in our engaging and nurturing environment and for you to feel relaxed about leaving them.

We provide orientation sessions to ease your transition and ensure the best experience for you and your child on their first day. Orientation helps you and your child become familiar with our centre and our educators. If your child is confident about starting childcare, you may only need to drop by quickly together the day before. Or, they might be more comfortable after a series of short visits leading up to the first day. Alternatively, you may prefer to start your child on shorter days to ease them into the new routine. We will be more than happy to work with you and create a plan that best accommodates your needs through the orientation period.

We will continue to nurture and support your child as they transition through each important stage of early childhood development. We offer a school readiness program to slowly introduce your child to the new routines they will encounter at school. The program prepares them socially, emotionally and physically and also introduces the basic concepts of reading and writing to ensure your child’s start to primary school is a positive experience. This program and our other educational programs for younger stages of development are further explained under Lifelong Learning Programs .