What do I need to look for in a Centre for my child?

This checklist includes some of the most important attributes that you need to consider when choosing a child care provider. Make sure your provider can say yes to each one of these.

  • Does the Centre have a good reputation?
  • Is the Centre warm and welcoming with a friendly atmosphere?
  • Does the Centre have fully qualified and caring staff?
  • Is the Centre clean with safe facilities?
  • Does the Centre have clearly established policies and proceedures?
  • Does the Centre have a stimulating curriculum?
  • How does the centre support your child's transition to school?
  • Is there plenty of space for children to play both indoors and outdoors with plenty of shade and equipment to accommodate all ages?
  • Will your child’s health and wellbeing be met?
  • Does the Centre promote learning and development in all developmental areas?
  • Are the carers knowledgeable about child development and responsive to individual needs?
  • Does the Centre have an inclusive approach? 
  • How well does the centre relate well to you as a family?

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