Getting your Child Settled

Thank you, Parents and Carers for

working in partnership with the Quantin Binnah Team.

The first few weeks when leaving your children for the first time or starting a new routine can be challenging for both Parent/ Carers and children whether this be childcare, kinder or after school care. We recommend planning your mornings so you are calm and not rushing and can allow time to say farewell. We have noticed the challenges of the current climate have made it additionally challenging for all.

 

We understand it is natural to feel anxious when there is a change to the family routine. Our staff will support your child to settle in and establish a routine to support their learning and development.

 

The Quantin Binnah Team is here to support your family through this process and here are a few suggestions for you to consider:

 

  • You can talk about the things your child will do for the day. For example, "Stella, do you remember we saw blocks at Quantin Binnah? You’ll be able to build with them as you do at home."

 

  • Routines can help your child feel safe and secure, particularly when new things are happening. You could set up a routine for mornings.
     

  • Say goodbye to your child so that they know you’re going, and tell him that you’ll pick them up at the end of the day. You could choose a special place to say goodbye, or an activity to do before you go.

  • Our Children gain confidence from seeing warm, positive and friendly interactions between important people in their lives, like their carer’s parents and teachers.
     

  • Good communication with your child’s teacher/carer also helps you share relevant information and helps the teacher/carer know how best to respond to your child. We love to learn more about what is important to your family.

 

  • Your child takes cues from you, so if you’re worried about being at Quantin Binnah they pick up on this. You might be feeling worried about whether your child will settle, will they find friends, will they feel comfortable, will they feel like they belong and will they be able to do what’s asked of them? Sometimes lots of questions about how much lunch they ate for example can create anxiety for the children.  If you show your child that you think they can manage at Quantin Binnah, they will start to believe it too.

 

Thank you, Parents and Carers for

working in partnership with Quantin Binnah to support your children’s

independence, education and care experience!

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