Details That Are Easy to Overlook When Choosing a Child Care Centre

Finding good child carers can be a challenge for any parent, but knowing what to look for in advance can make the process easier. When you are ready to choose a child care centre for your child, note a few details that are easy to overlook, but which can make a tremendous difference in how happy you are with that care. Your child's personality Your child may not have the final say in their care, but this doesn't mean you want to overlook their own personality. [Read More]

Finding Childcare on Public Holidays

While public holidays are a day off for many people, some people still need to work on these days, including nurses, call centre workers and hospitality workers. This can be challenging for parents who need to find childcare for public holidays. Here are some possibilities.  Friends and family If you don't usually need to work on a public holiday, this can be a time to call in a favour from friends or family. [Read More]

Finding child care for older children on the school holidays

For many working parents finding holiday care for older children can be challenging. Many programs age children out of care as they reach high school age but some children do not have the maturity to be able to spend their days alone during the holidays. Here are some ideas to help you secure child care for older children.  Swap with other parents While you might only have limited leave there are often other parents in the same position. [Read More]

Helping your child cope with changing carers at their child care centre

Carers at child care centres (like One World Children’s Centre) will often move between centres and move into other roles. This can be disturbing for young children who are often very attached to their carers. Here are some ways to help your child deal with the transition.  Have discussions as the transition approaches If you have some warning that their carer is leaving, for example if they are pregnant and planning to take maternity leave, it can be useful for the kids to have some discussions with their current carer and the replacement. [Read More]