• Settling into your new

    preschool

    Rouse Hill Preschool - where children feel at home

  • Settling In

    Settling into a preschool can be daunting for children and parents alike. We aim to make this process as seamless and as exciting as possible, but there are a few things you can do to help your child settle into their day at Rouse Hill Preschool.

    Drop Off & Pick Up

    Children must be dropped off to the centre by a responsible adult, and handed over to the care of a staff member. We request that your child arrive at the centre as early as possible on the morning he or she attend the centre. This will ensure that your child is able to experience the full benefits of our preschool program.

     

    The educators will help you decide the best process for when, and how, to separate from your child. Some helpful tips for drop off include;

    • Saying your goodbyes quickly and promptly leaving. 
    • Do not 'sneak' away in an attempt to avoid tears. Your child may become more distressed when they realise you have left suddenly.
    • If you're concerned about your child after leaving, you can call the Room Leader to check how your child has settled.
    A child can only be picked up from the centre by a parent. If you have organised for someone else to collect your child, you must notify the centre in writing. This person must be included on the 'emergency contact person' submitted during enrolment.
     
    You must notify staff of ALL absences - planned and unplanned.


    Helping Hand

    If you are concerned about your child's settling in to preschool, here are a few helpful tips to help your child settle in smoothly:

     

    • Be confident when dropping them off - this helps put your child at ease.
    • Ensuring they have their 'security item', e.g. favourite teddy, blanket or toy.
    • Letting your child know when you are going, and when you will be coming back.
    All children are different - some children may settle with ease, while others may take time adjusting. It is important that you remain patient and calm with your child.