If you have to, want to, or need to go back to work before you child or children are old enough to go to school, you probably have to see what you can find in the way of childcare centres that can have them while you are working. This can be hard, as some are much better than others, and some should be avoided at all costs. There are some things you can look at when you visit each place under consideration, and also some signs you can see in your children that may tell you something is wrong or that they are content and happy with your choice.
While any decision to do with child care needs to be carefully done, you need to be all the more on your guard when it’s a very young child – a child under a year or so. A child at that age really needs proper nurture. She needs to be held, spoken to with affection, she needs to be fed the right way, and she needs to have her caretaker looking out for any special health needs you have. At this age, a baby happens to be completely dependent.
At a slightly older age, say at a couple of years old, a child has somewhat fewer needs. For the most part, she’ll take care of her own play and learning as long as her environment as reasonably well made for this kind of thing.
If there are lots of other kids around his/her age or if there are enough interesting toys to go around, if there is an attentive caretaker who’ll come in from time to time to take care of anything that might the child might need, that’s all it takes.
If yours is a child with special needs, you need to look for day care centres in Narre Warren that are specially equipped. However, you do need to remember that the government guarantees special education and services for such children until they turn five. They give them free physical and occupational therapy, special speech therapy and so on.
For the best kind of a day care centre in the Narre Warren area, look for something that’s accredited by the National Association for Education or the National Association for Family Child Care. Always ask for references when you go to a day care centre to see what other parents had to say about the place, find more information about childcare centres in your community with a search online and by asking other parents where they take their children.