Play-based learning is one of the most effective ways your child can develop the basic skills they need to help them grow.
Quality services will offer a program that promotes and extends your child’s learning and development through play.
Staff at the service will spend time interacting and observing your child’s play to determine their interests. They will use a variety of playful methods including indoor and outdoor games as well as other resources such as cardboard boxes and blocks to encourage your child to use their imagination e.g. using a box with wheels as a car.
Read our fact sheet on programs for children in child care.
Proper training helps to provide better outcomes for your child’s learning and development. It’s a good idea to ask the centre director or family day care coordinator about their educators’ experience and qualifications.
There are three types of early childhood qualifications:
The qualifications educators need to work in early education and care services are set by the National Quality Framework.