First, gather feedback from friends who have children in day care centers and make a list of questions you want answered. Select Auckland Childcare Centres near your home or work and register your child, because often the places are limited and the waiting list is long.
The Final Decision
Before making a final decision, make a visit to the Daycare Centres Auckland you liked the most in a first analysis. During the visit, talks to the educator who will be in your child’s room, look carefully at the spaces and be sure to ask any questions you think are relevant.
Here are some things to consider before choosing the right kindergarten for your children.
Depending on the family’s working hours, it is important to decide whether to opt for a day care center near home or work. Also see if you will need a shuttle service and how much extra it will cost.
Analyze whether the day care schedule is compatible with family hours. You may need to use the extension service. Please note that this service usually comes at extra costs.
The monthly fee varies greatly, whether it is a public or private Early Childcare Centres in Auckland. It is very important to understand what is included in the monthly fee. For example, if lunch and snack are included or should be provided by parents, if it is necessary to bring diapers or porridge.
Nursery Physical Space
The child needs room to play, to let go of his imagination, to learn through play. It is therefore important that there is ample, clean and natural light play space, preferably with access to the outside. The way the space is organized, the toys and learning materials provided and the toilet facilities should be analyzed in detail.
Each age group should have their own room and there should be a different dining space. According to Portuguese law there are a maximum number of children per room:
- Children who do not walk yet
- Children who start walking up to 24 months
- Children between 24 and 36 months
The nursery should have a crib room, activity room, milk pantry (with closets, bottle sterilizer, refrigerator, electric cooker and washing area), sanitation area (with diaper changes, bath, closet, airtight container for dirty diapers and space to pack toiletries).
Nursery Education Project
It is essential to be aware of the educational project of the institution and the planned activities for children. Ask which skills are to be worked on and how, where the activities will be carried out and with what kind of materials, what activities to do with parents, etc. Also check the time of each activity: learning, play, outdoor activities, meals, bedtime, among others.