Before selecting which childcare to utilize, it’s important to understand what we mean by “registered childcare” and why it’s so beneficial to your child and family.
Child carers who are registered
Registered childcare experts are self-employed childcare specialists who care for other people’s children in their own homes. They look after a limited number of children in a home environment, and they frequently care for children of various ages. Childminders can be adaptable and offer a variety of childcare options to meet the needs of a wide range of families.
They can easily take advantage of real-life learning opportunities such as trips to the park and the library. Childminders are regulated and inspected by various types of licensed child care. Some childminders are allowed to provide free, government-funded early education sessions for children aged two, three, and four.
Different types of childcare services
Parents hire nannies to look after their children while they are at home. They watch after fewer children (typically siblings) and can take care of all areas of your child’s care, including caring for their clothes and belongings and preparing their meals. Many families work as nannies for many families in a nanny-share arrangement.
Day nurseries care for and teach children aged three months to five years old and are typically open from eight a.m. to six p.m., however, some are open even longer. Most are open Monday through Friday, but a handful is now available on weekends to accommodate parents’ varied work schedules. Day nurseries are open all year, except for public holidays. Between Christmas and New Year’s Day, some nurseries close, while others remain open. Most provide free early childhood education to children aged two, three, and four.
Preschools offer play and learning opportunities for children aged two to five. The majority of pre-schools will be open five days a week, with some also offering afternoon programs. Some let you choose which sessions your child attends, while others are more regimented, requiring youngsters to attend five full mornings or afternoons. Preschools and playgroups often operate during the school year, from nine a.m. to lunchtime or from lunchtime to three or four p.m., depending on the sessions offered.
- Classes for children in the nursery
Some schools include nursery sessions in their curriculum. This might be a terrific way to introduce your kid to the school and the classmates they’ll be meeting in reception. Children are accepted into nursery classes for the academic year before starting school. Nursery lessons are held during school hours, exclusively throughout the school year, with one session in the morning and another in the afternoon.
- Children with special needs are looked after.
If your child is impaired, you may require extra specialized care to suit their requirements. Many daycare providers cater to children with special educational needs and/or disabilities, and other facilities specialize in impaired children’s care. Working with the provider to help them know and understand your child and their requirements is crucial in any setting, so engage with them to help them know and understand your child and their specific needs.
- Wraparound Care
Wraparound care refers to daycare that is provided in addition to a child’s nursery education. It is available either before or after the sponsored sessions, allowing parents and caregivers to extend their children’s hours. It may also allow parents to finish training or pursue other interests and activities while knowing that their child is safe.
Wraparound care must take into account the emotional needs of children. It may take place somewhere other than their nursery, and it is not appropriate for all children.
Send your child to Day One Early Learning Deception Bay, a registered child care facility.