Settling in at OCC
Entering an early childhood setting is one of the times when the anxiety of separation is likely to present itself because of your child’s age and developmental stage. There is a new environment to understand and make sense of and new faces can also be overwhelming.
You are invited to make as many visits to the Centre as you can so that you can get to know the staff, the children, the routines and the learning opportunities. Once your child is with us, if you want to call the Centre you are welcome to call as often as you need to.
We suggest you make a couple of short initial visits to our centre with your child, then on your next visits leave them for half an hour or so. For the final visits you may wish to leave them for a full session. There are no fees charged for settling your child in at Otago Childcare Centre.