Helping Our Little People Take Big Steps
At The CubbyHouse Napier Road in Palmerston North, we believe that preparation is one of the essential keys to confidence. Knowing what’s up ahead and collecting the knowledge and skills we need to meet every new challenge, feeling like we did everything we could to get ready, is a great way to approach each new stage of life.
Here To Help
While it’s impossible to know exactly what is on the horizon, at our childcare centre we have a pretty firm understanding of what your child’s transition from our Palmerston North daycare to their first day of school will entail. We have lots of great practice under our belt at successfully moving tamariki from childcare to primary school, and we are here to help make this big move as smooth as possible.
Each child has a different level of understanding when it comes to turning 5 and stepping out into the world for the next stage, some kids have older siblings attending their primary school who can help them to settle in. A lot of our Palmerston North daycare tamariki head to the same local schools, so it may be that your little one will meet some familiar and friendly faces when they head to the playground on that first day.
Staying Ahead of The Game
School visits are a great way for your child to become familiar with their new landscape, there are systems in place at all New Zealand primary schools to ensure your child (and you!) feel comfortable with finding the right classroom, becoming familiar with their first school teacher, and those little things like knowing which bathroom to use.
Getting On and Getting Along
Learning and development are not just about the school work itself, a lot of the important lessons in the first few years are about social learning. At our daycare in Palmerston North, we like to spend time getting to know what it means to be part of a classroom, a whanau, and a community. The skills we teach here are designed to make your tamariki feel confident that they are going to know what is expected of them on the next step of their learning journey.
Balance Begins Here
This means understanding that there are certain ways of behaving that make learning possible for everyone. At The CubbyHouse Napier Road, Palmerston North we know how important it is that your tamariki feel confident as they move toward bright futures, get in touch to let us know what you need and to ask any questions about the big steps up ahead.