How Should I Prepare For School?

Preparing your child for the start of primary school will help them feel more confident about the big changes that are about to happen and what to expect at their new school.

The year before your child starts primary school is a good time to begin to focus on different aspects of school life. Having discussions about school and encouraging your child to become more independent can help them better adjust to the new learning environment.

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Main Points

  • You can already start preparing your child for their big transition in the year before they start school.

  • Talk to your child about school and ask them what they think about starting school.

  • Your child’s early years service or school may provide transition-to-school programs and activities.

The Importance Of Early Education

All of us learn throughout our lives. It starts from the day we are born. It is now recognised that the early years of life are the most important for learning. That’s when the foundations for the future are laid, and when we begin moving down the path that will take us through childhood, the teenage years and ultimately into adulthood.

People use the term ‘the early years’ in slightly different ways. To some it means the years from birth to eight years; to others it means the years
before school; while others focus mainly on the first three years of life. All these periods are critical in every child’s life. The important thing is
that we provide real opportunities for children to learn, develop and have fun during those years, regardless of what term we use.

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Main Points

  • The importance of the early years is now well known throughout Australia and the rest of the world.

  • These years are a time when the brain develops and much of its ‘wiring’ is laid down.

Staying Healthy in Child Care

We understand the importance of a clean and hygienic environment for your child to learn in.

We’re fully aware of and comply with all of the Australian Government guidelines and publications regarding the prevention of infectious diseases in early childhood education and care services – your child’s wellbeing is our utmost concern!

To find out more about the Australian Government’s guidelines, access them in full here.

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