When it’s time to start thinking about childcare for your little one, you are spoiled for choice in Sydney. The care of your child is one of the most important decisions that you will make for them in their early years. One of the most popular options for childcare in Sydney is sending the child to preschool. At Young Academics, we understand that the time for sending your child to preschool is an emotional one. For many, it is the first time that a child will be away from the parents for an extended period of time. However, rest easy knowing that you’re doing your child a favour and that he or she will be better for it.
The benefits of preschool in Sydney are undeniable. Children develop cognitively, socially and mentally while they are there, giving them a head start on their academic and professional futures. Preschool is home to qualified carers and educators who are trained to nurture children’s potential to the fullest.
To quell nerves, or to simply provide you with a bit more information about your child's preschool experience, we’ll be outlining the benefits of sending your child to preschool in Sydney.
5 reasons why you should send your child to preschool in Sydney
- Allows them to develop social skills
At a preschool, your child will be able to interact with other children who are their age or a little older or younger. Additionally, they will also have to communicate with adults who aren’t familiar to them. This is extremely different from staying at home with another form of care (such as a babysitter or nanny) where they do not interact with a variety of children and frequently see the same adult faces. At daycare, this varied interaction allows children to learn how to take turns, cooperate, negotiate, manage conflict and compete for attention. All of these skills and more contribute to their social development and help them to learn how to form friendships later on in life.
- Benefit from our qualified team
All preschool carers and educators must be trained to understand the developmental needs of children at different ages and the milestones that they should be hitting in their emotional, cognitive and social development. This training allows them to observe and assess your child and then give them extra attention and care if need be. Remember at home, you may not be able to notice everything that a trained and qualified carer will be able to.
- Encourage your child to develop healthy eating habits
Children are notoriously picky eaters who love lollies. While you can monitor what they eat at home, it can get tiring and exhausting to consistently try to push them to eat healthy food and diversify their meals. At Young Academics, our Nutrition Program ensures that your little ones have healthy minds and bodies. Our curriculum supports healthy growth and development with five delicious and nutritious meals being served daily that help them to become accustomed to health food. While this is important for their growth and physical development, it’s also effective for creating healthy habits in their adult life.
- Physical literacy
Physical literacy involves children learning about the movement of their bodies and building the skills, knowledge and behaviour to live an active lifestyle. This is very similar to learning to develop healthy habits in that, in addition to keeping your child active, preschools instil healthy habits into children for their later lives. This ensures that they will not live sedentary lives and will overall, be healthier humans. At Young Academics, our purpose-built environments and safe and beautiful open spaces encourage children to explore and remain active, even during their time with us.
- Exposure to diversity
At Young Academics and preschools across New South Wales, children of all ethnicities, cultures and backgrounds attend preschool. One of the greatest benefits of preschool is exposing your child to different cultures, world views and practices. Your child will learn to appreciate differences and understand that everyone is unique and valued.
We hope that these tips help to make your decision about sending your child to preschool easier, or to at least, calm your nerves. Our team at Young Academics will try to help you and your child adapt to our centre as best we can.
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