Family tours are a big deal. Some children and their families might feel excited about starting in an early learning environment, whereas others may feel a bit nervous. As we often say to children these days, they might be having “big feelings” about the transition.
The early learning industry is a competitive one and its important to make your service stand out to prospective families who tour your facility quickly.
Here are 3 things you can do in your Service to stand out amongst others.
The functionality of a space determines how children maximise opportunities to explore their environment and utilise their resources in a childcare centre. Ideally, spaces and furniture should be multi-functional to deliver the most benefit to both educators and children alike. Consideration for smooth transitions and children to easily maneuver from once space to another, easy supervision and visual connection to the physical environment are also important. STEP4 has some tips for creating functional learning spaces that flow.
There is so much to organise when opening or refurbishing a child care centre. Staff, processes, compliance, insurance and enrolments … the list is endless. But there is one aspect of opening a new child care centre that can be fun and