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How to choose the best childcare

Written by
Emali
Published on
March 29, 2022

Table Of Contents

Checklist of Top 5 Most Important Deciding Factors

At each Early Learning Centre we have a language that is taught once or twice a week. Spanish at; Broadview, Findon, Hectorville and Salibury. Vietnamese at; Athol Park.

Positive & Safe Environment

  • Are the staff friendly and do you feel comfortable when visiting the facilities?
  • Is there a clear high standard of cleanliness and hygiene?
  • Are the staff highly trained and supported in continual professional development?

Cutting Edge & Engaging Programs

  • What is the children to staff ratio?
  • Do they have a focus on holistic early learning?
  • Is their curriculum based on the most recent methodologies and peer-reviewed research?
  • Emotional development must be mentioned.

High Quality & Stimulating Facilities

  • Is there a clear investment in the quality of the play areas and facilities the children use?
  • Do the play areas look run down or clearly taken care of?
  • Are there cutting edge technologies being utilised?

Nutrition, Nutrition, Nutrition!

  • Is there a focus on organic and low inflammatory foods?
  • Are they budgeting for food or do they simply choose the best for the children?
  • Is there an awareness of culturally inclusive meals?
  • What are their procedures to prevent allergic reactions?

All Staff Are Highly Qualified & Full Of Care

  • Are the staff highly trained and supported in continual education?
  • Are the staff friendly and do you feel comfortable when visiting the facilities?
  • Do the staff clearly treat children with respect and a high level of care?