The proposed changes to the school starting age means my son could go to Kinder at 3 ½? I am not sure if I should send him or not?
For parents choosing when to send their child to school can be one of the most difficult decisions to make.
Ultimately it's all about a partnership, and Lady Gowrie Tasmania works with families, early childhood professionals and the broader community to ensure children are happy, healthy and develop a love of learning.
My child won’t eat the food provided at home but will eat what is served at the education and care service. Why does this happen?
When children attend an education and care service these meals are normally incorporated as part of the daily routine.
Children are encouraged to sit with their peers and enjoy this experience as part of a social occasion.
Eating with peers often encourages children to try new foods engaging in conversation about their day and what is being offered at the table.
My child spends much of his time at care just playing as opposed to doing work.
It is important to recognise that play is learning. Providing a play based curriculum supports young children to learn and develop. Young children do not need a formal structured program – they need large blocks of uninterrupted time engaged in play where they can make sense of their world through hands on experiences and interactions with their peers and the educator.
I will need care for my new baby when I return to work in a couple of months’ time. Can I get care at Lady Gowrie?
There is also an opportunity to participate in a centre tour. These are conducted regularly at individual services – contact the centre directly to book a tour. Contact details for each service is listed on the website. At Lady Gowrie we endeavour to meet the needs of families through our multiple service options. Our best wishes to you and your new baby – early childhood is such an important and special time in your lives.