Thursday, June 26, 2014

What to Look for When Choosing a Child Care Centre

There is nothing as precious as your own child; that is why it’s vital to choose the best child care centre possible. The best child care centre does not necessarily have to be the newest with all the latest gadgets, but it should be filled with care and be a hygienic place for your little one to eat, sleep, play and learn.

Where there is kids, there is germs

Children love to spread and share their germs. Try as you may to encourage them to keep their hands to themselves, children of all ages (but particularly young children), have a tendency to dribble, put all sorts of items in their mouths before sharing them with friends and use each other’s eating and drinking equipment.

Don’t ever underestimate the speed at which colds, gastro and all manner of other bugs are passed around between children. Before you know it, germs can spread right through a child care centre and you will find it necessary to keep your child home for a couple of days or more.

In child care centres, perhaps more than any other place, cleanliness and good hygiene is critically important. This is something you should look for when scoping your child care options. Owners and managers of quality child care centres engage professional cleaners to keep their centres clean, hygienic and as well presented as possible. A number of professional cleaning companies, such as AMC Brisbane , specialise in child care centre cleaning and their services are well worth the investment.
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A centre to suit your needs

When looking for a child care centre, it’s vital to consider each in terms of its fit with your needs. Firstly, you need to ensure that a centre can accommodate the days that you require and that its location is ideal. Think carefully about whether you would prefer a centre closer to home or to work and its proximity to public transport if you will need to commute in this way.

You will also need to confirm that the centre’s opening hours suit your needs and that the daily rate charged is within your budget.

Are the children happy and engaged?

Without doubt, one of the most important considerations in choosing a child care centre is that the atmosphere is happy and relaxed. Children should be engaged in play and you will quickly feel that a centre is a good one if you and your child are made to feel welcome.

In a good centre, staff members will be genuinely interested in your child and make an effort to find out what they enjoy.

Organisation:

While children (and so many of them in the one place) will almost certainly make a mess, there should be a sense that the centre is organised. In particular, reception areas should be clean and tidy and the rooms of the various groups of children should also be well organised.

A safe and secure place:

Good child care centres are safe and secure. Parents and visitors should be required to sign in and the staff of the centre should be easy to identify, by the wearing of uniforms and/or name badges.

Procedures should be in place for the documentation of any accidents and you should be told how you will be informed if your child has accident or becomes unwell.

A sun protection policy should be in place and enforced and children should wear hats and sunscreen when they are outside.

Communication:

Communication is vital when you entrust your precious child to the care of a child care centre. As well as being given a copy of relevant operating policies and procedures, there should be clear lines of communication so that you are kept informed of how your child is doing and any concerns are shared.

Feedback about your child’s progress and their day in general is critically important. You will want to know about the activities they prefer, how well they are eating and other children that they have befriended.

Choosing a child care centre is an important decision and it pays to take the time to consider all aspects of the centre and determine that it is the right place for your child and your needs.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

W is for Wheelchair

I can not remember the last time I join ABC Wednesday I think that was 2012 in my other blog which is not searchable now in world wide web. So, from now on ABC Wednesday meme home will be my baby's blog. I miss joining meme's too! and I hope this is the beginning that I'll be active again.

So, I'll be starting with "W" and our first entry for ABC Wednesday is Wheelchair. A lot of "W" can be found on this photo actually. White Board, White Bond paper for name tag in Wards room. Since this is hospital you can see White paint. White blanket and White pillow at the back of us. You can also see White basin inside that pink eco bag. Have you seen other things in our photo with "W"?
Iris and grandama (left) me and Iris (right)
This photo is my very first entry in #100happydays in my instagram account. This was taken on date indicated above during hospital discharge of Iris at Philippine Heart Center.  This is one of the happiest day in my life cause finally Iris is done with her Heart Surgery. The end of my #ProjectIrisHeartSurgery. I am so thankful  with Father God of this day.

My entry to ABC Wednesday. Have a nice day everyone!