School Readiness Linked to Preschool

The value of 600 hours of quality early childhood education Research shows that children who participate in a quality early childhood education program for at least 600 hours in the year before school are more likely to arrive at school equipped with the social, cognitive and emotional skills they need to engage in learning. The … [Read more…]

Transition to Solids

In the first 6 months of life, babies depend on breastmilk (or infant formula) as their only source of nourishment. Benefits of breastfeeding Breastfeeding provides a range of important benefits for both mother and baby. The baby should be held in a semi-upright position when being fed. It is unsafe to feed babies when they … [Read more…]

Juggling two children

JUGGLING TWO CHILDREN Relax and understand that if you have children closer than 3 years apart there are going to be problems until the older one is over 3 years of age, that’s when the older one will conceptually understand that s/he is not just your one and only and the child will end up … [Read more…]

School Readiness

Montessori Newsletter Dear Parents I hope you will see the incredible amount of learning your children are involved in through play. We provide materials, challenges that development a child – leading eventually to school readiness from these fun experiences that enhance their level of curiosity, consistency and create confident learners. These are the building blocks … [Read more…]

No Facebook Here!

Over the past few years I have had suggestions from time to time from a parent to place Merewether Day Care on Facebook etc. I understand many people are into this and having a son who is a digital marketing manager for a large organisation, I understand it’s ability to promote the business. Having said … [Read more…]

Toileting for children

Some parents feel that their child should be ‘toilet trained’ because their friend’s child of the same age is toilet trained. Like learning to walk and all the other things we do in life, we all do it in our own time. So don’t put pressure on yourself or your child. I haven’t heard of … [Read more…]