Sophie has Just Turned One! Now I Have to Go Back to Work…. Little Sophie just turned one. I really had to go back to work at Stay at Home Mum (in my new role – as the Stay at Home Mum!), but the thought of putting Soph into daycare, the same little girl that has been joined to my hip for 12 months… well I was packing it!
Our family’s start to daycare was a little bumpy. On my son’s first day he was just ten months old. There were ample tears (mine), lots of confusion (mine) and a little bit of anxiety (also mine.)
In retrospect, I can see that my haste to lock in a centre contributed to our problems; my new job required an immediate start. But also when you’re first time parent, daycare is a whole new world.
Let’s face it, mums and dads. Waving goodbye to our little ones on that first day of childcare is thrilling and gut-wrenching.
We’re so proud that our babies are growing up. And we know they are in good hands. But we also feel that mummy ache that might not go away until we get in the car, shed ALL the tears and drive away.
Whether it happens at three months or three years, it’s important for you to feel comfortable about putting your little one in the care of someone else.
One of the decisions many parents feel they need help with is picking the right childcare centre to meet their family’s needs.
Starting Blocks launched its first radio advertising campaign earlier this year to communicate to families about children’s development, and how to help encourage children’s growth and learning.
The National Quality Framework (NQF), which provides a national approach to regulation of the quality of education and care services across Australia, and impacts your child’s learning and development, is under review.
Starting Blocks is celebrating its third birthday this month.
Changes to the National Quality Standard (NQS) start from 1 February 2018. These are aimed at continuing promotion of quality education and care at child care centres Australia wide.
Recently there was a review of the National Quality Framework and some changes came into effect.