Article provided by: CEFA
There may be truth to the common expression “it takes a village” pertaining to raising children. If this is true, then the daycare workers who take care of your children every day while they’re in daycare in Surrey should be seen as not hired help but rather friends and neighbors.
Building strong relationships with the childcare professionals who help you with your children is important for many reasons. It’s a great way for you to ensure that your child’s needs are being met and allows you to communicate easier with the people your kids will come to know very well and love. With that in mind, here are some of the best ways we have found you can forge these strong bonds with your childcare personnel.
Say Thank You
We love when parents say thank you. It doesn’t have to be a big grand gesture, but daycare workers do a lot for your children and that should be acknowledged. Your child’s teachers may feel better about going to work even on those rough days if they know they’re being appreciated for doing it.
Get to Know Each Other
While your conversations with your child’s daycare teachers may be short, you should try to take the time to get to know them a little bit. If you have time at daycare drop off or pickup, ask them about their days and their families. This is a little thing that will go a long way to help them feel appreciated.
Share the Good with The Bad
Raising children can be a struggle and few people know about that better than daycare staff. While you’re picking apart all the little things they do that aggravate you—such as during potty training, which can be a real trial for parents—make sure to share some of the great things that your kids do too. When you’re positive about your kids, the daycare professionals will be more positive with them as well.
Manage Your Expectations
While it’s great to have a good relationship with your child’s care providers, it’s also important to realize that they are at work and may not have a lot of time to stop and chat about your child’s day when you come to pick up your little ones from daycare in Surrey. They are not being rude; they are just working and have many children to look after.
Know They Love Your Child
Your child’s teachers at daycare in Surrey loves your child. Unfortunately, many parents don’t quite seem to recognize that and actually view childcare professionals as an opponent when you’re all on the same team trying to provide the best care possible for this little person who you all care about and want the best for.
Working with daycare professionals to make sure that your child is receiving the best possible care and attention while in daycare in Surrey is important to us at CEFA as we’re sure it is to you as the parent. Whenever you have questions about your child’s care or about how they’re doing during the day, we hope these tips will help give you the tools you need to have an open line of communication with these essential people in your village.