The Pocket's 7 Essentials to Bring for Your Child
Transitioning your child to childcare is a whole new world and it can be a little daunting to know what you need to bring. At The Pocket Early Education and Care, we ask you to bring the following items.
Preferably a water bottle with a cap or something similar for hygiene purposes. It’s also recommended to choose a water bottle design that opens easily, so your child can get a drink without assistance.
We suggest that children wear comfortable clean clothes that provide free movement for playing. As with all clothing, we discourage singlets and spaghetti straps because they do not provide adequate sun protection. Thongs are not to be worn to ensure the safety of the children.
It is also recommended to bring a spare change of clothes, especially if they are toilet training. Likewise, it would be a good idea to pack a few items to accommodate for unexpected changes in weather, such as a jacket. Providing your children sunglasses to wear during outdoor play is recommended, as well.
We take sun protection seriously and for this reason, as part of their enrolment, children will receive a broad-brimmed bucket hat. Ordinary caps do not provide adequate protection for the neck.
We provide sunscreen for all children and educators with a minimum SPF30+. Educators will re-apply sunscreen on children before going back outside later in the day.
Our state of the art kitchen facilities are located in the service with meals provided fresh each day, we have an onsite chief at the centre that prepares our meals fresh daily. Children will receive morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and late snacks if required.
Some children like to sleep with a specific item, so it’s fine to send it along. A comfort item from home like a toy or blanket can also help ease your child’s transition and help them to feel less anxious.
If you have more questions about what to bring for your child, please call Elise, our Enrolments Manager, on 07 3568 5800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your childcare requirements.