The Evolution of the Childcare System in Toowoomba (Part 2)
In our previous blog, we have discussed some promising changes in child care services that we should look forward to in Toowoomba, most of which are brought about by technology. For the concluding part of this blog, we are going to discuss the changes and the things you should expect in child care in response to your needs as a parent.
1. Child care is shifting to a more flexible setup
Some parents are taking the cost of child care as extra expenses, while others believe this is something they can provide at home.
To answer these concerns, some child care centres in Toowoomba started offering flexible hours, and customised rates depending on the setup. This allows the parents to still take their children to a child care service without worrying about their budget. Depending on your family's situation, you can contact Centrelink to see if you are eligible for the childcare subsidy.
2. Child care as corporate benefits
One of the reasons why some employees, particularly women, quit their jobs, is to take care of their children. So, there’s now a growing number of companies that are providing in-house child care centres; while some work together with some child care centres for them to be given discounted rates.
3. Additional options
Different families have various preferences and requirements for a child care program. In response to that, child care providers are developing different child care programs to fit the families’ needs.
Some families may use a nanny for their children, tutors, or an early learning and kindergarten centre. Other options involve the use of child care programs during the school year and another for the school holidays.
After-school child care programs are also gaining popularities as they help the children excel in academics. Some recreational activities such as martial arts, ballet dancing, painting, and music composition are also being offered as forms of child care programs.
4. Extended child care programs in vacation destinations too
Many resorts and tourist-based communities have added on-site child care facilities or collaborate with child care centres in their vicinity. This initiative aims to provide the parents alone time during vacations while their children are safe and having fun in a child care facility.
There were lots of changes that took place in child care services over the years. However, one should always remember the fundamental things you should look for in a child care centre. This includes:
- Child friendliness
- Health and hygiene
- Learning platforms
Adding education to child care centres are great, but it shouldn’t be a priority. After all, we are still talking about “children.” They should enjoy every moment they are inside your chosen child care centres and unconsciously learn “values” that will help them become a better person in the future.
This is the commitment that centres bring to parents who enrol their children. It is the promise that their children will be happy each time they are left outside of their care because they know they will be enjoying each moment at their chosen centre.
If you are looking for a Child Care Centre in Toowoomba, please schedule a free tour of our childcare centre and learn more about us.
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