Thursday, 17 October 2013

Selecting an Early Childhood Centre Part 1

Selecting an early childhood centre for your little one(s) can be quite a daunting task; here are a few tips to help with your selection.

Before your visit

Identify your priorities
Selecting a centre is about finding a centre that best fits the needs of your child(ren) and family, as well as your lifestyle.  Do you want a centre that is close to your home/workplace or has extended hours or perhaps serves lunch?  Record your priorities in a list, this   list will be a useful resource during your call and visit.

Set your budget
Prices vary among early childhood centres, setting budget helps parents narrow their search and focus their energy on a few centres.

Call to arrange a visit
During your initial call this would be a good time to discuss some of the items on your priorities list, such as hours of operations.

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