Preparing for Day One

When children start kindergarten for the first time or transfer from another kindergarten be prepared for them to be a little apprehensive or anxious. Some children take longer than others to settle and however much your child may be looking forward to going to kindergarten, it is a new experience.

The separation from a parent or carer is a major step in your child’s life. Rest assured that all staff are committed to making it as smooth as possible.

  • Give lots of hugs and cuddles before and after kindergarten to show them your love and be prepared to stay at kindergarten to help them to settle in. We believe your child is special and we will do all that we can to build their self-esteem.
  • Never leave without telling your child you are going. Your child needs to know that they can trust you. Staff will support an unsettled child as you leave.
  • On arrival please
    • Help your child to hang up their bag
    • Put lunches in either the red or blue plastic box on the verandah (each box has a list of names).  
    • Please leave morning and afternoon fruit in your child's bag (in a nice cool container on hot days).
    • Settle your child and say your goodbyes
  • You are welcome to discuss with the staff your child’s progress or any concerns you have. Please tell us of significant events at home that may affect your child’s behaviour and emotional well-being and feel free to ask for privacy if matters are confidential.
Our aim is to work together for the happiness and growth of your child. If you have queries or suggestions, please speak to the Director or any staff member.