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]

Encouraging inclusion in childcare situations

It can be heartbreaking for parents and carers to navigate a situation where a child is being excluded in social play situations with their peers. While it is more common with older children, it can start from a very young age, particularly if children have disabilities that lead to them struggling to keep up with normal play. Luckily there are some things that carers can do to encourage social inclusion in childcare. [Read More]

Practising Speech Therapy: 4 Things You Can Do at Home to Support Your Child's Success

If your child is having trouble articulating certain sounds, speech therapy can help. However, most kids can only spend an hour or two with the therapist every week, and if you really want your child to improve, there are skills you should work on at home. Here are four ways you can help your child practise his or her speech therapy at home. 1. Repeat what your child says with the correct pronunciation [Read More]

4 Tips on Modelling Appropriate Sharing Behaviours in a Childcare Environment

As anyone who regularly looks after toddlers can attest, teaching of sharing behaviours can be an ongoing battle. Here are some ways to model sharing behaviours while working at a childcare center to show children how to cope with sharing demands. Show sharing between staff Make a point to show how adults also share items, like pens or other resources. Showing that you can share with the other staff can help the toddlers see this as a grown-up behaviour. [Read More]