Everything You Need to Know About the Care For Kids Virtual Open Day

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From finding the right childcare service for your family to sending your children to childcare, starting childcare is a huge milestone. With that said, many families often find it a tricky process to navigate. At Care for Kids, we understand just how important finding the right childcare is for your family and your little ones, which is why we’ve put together Australia’s first-ever childcare virtual open day! 

Whether you’re looking to learn more about the different types of childcare or you’re after some tips on sleep training or behaviour management, we’ve got you covered. Read on to find what we have in store for you at the Care for Kids Virtual Open Day.

What is a virtual open day?

So, what actually is a virtual open day? We’re glad you asked. The Care for Kids Virtual Open Day will be staged completely online, so you can tune in from anywhere in Australia. Hosted by the Beyond the Bump podcasters and presented by Care for Kids, our virtual open day is here to cover everything you need to know about childcare. We’ll be answering all your early childhood service-related questions so you can navigate the world of childcare with confidence and ease. 

We’ve teamed up with a number of leading childhood experts to deliver a series of curated workshops that cover all things childcare. From how to prepare your family for the big change to what to look for in a service and even managing those pesky childcare sicknesses, we’ve got all the childcare basics covered to put your mind at ease. And the best part? It’s absolutely free!

You’ll be able to tune into one of our fantastic workshops every evening from the 10th to the 14th of September from 7.30pm AEST. Once your little ones have (hopefully) gone to sleep. All you have to do is register for the event and you’ll have access to all five workshops.


The agenda

When it comes to childcare, we know just how confusing the whole process can be. To help you navigate the journey with confidence, we’ve teamed up with some of the leading childhood experts to help answer your questions and cover those hard-hitting topics.

Your registration will give you access to all five workshops that will cover sleep, behaviour, health and managing sickness, kinder and school readiness and learning styles and care types. 

Here’s a quick rundown of what each session will cover.

Sleep with Dr Golly

As a parent, chances are you’ve experienced some sort of challenges when it comes to getting your little one to sleep. Luckily, Dr Golly is here to help. Join Dr Daniel Golshevsky (AKA Dr Golly), a paediatrician and sleep and settling expert, for all things sleep-related. During this session, we’ll cover:

  • How to align sleeping at home with sleeping at childcare, 
  • Will my routines be ruined,
  • Why my child naps at childcare but never at home,
  • How educators manage to get 20+ babies or toddlers sleeping in a room, and
  • How to tell when it’s time to drop a daytime nap.

Behaviour with Dr Kaylene Henderson

Another common pain point for many parents is behaviour management strategies, especially when transitioning them into childcare. To help, we’ve called in trusted child psychiatrist and parenting expert Dr Kaylene Henderson, to chat about:

  • Your child's essential attachment needs for optimal long-term outcomes,
  • How to ensure your little one's attachment needs are met once they start in childcare,
  • The kind of relationship to encourage between your child and their educator, and
  • The impact of starting childcare on your child's behaviour - what to expect and how to respond. 

Managing sickness with Tiny Hearts Co-Founder, Rach

Whether you’re considering childcare or you have friends with children in childcare, chances are you’re all too familiar with the germs and sickness that often come with sending your little one to a care service.

Hear from Rach, Co-founder of paediatric first aid company, Tiny Hearts about:

  • How to manage the sickness onslaught when your little ones first start childcare (and bring the germs home!),
  • How to boost immunity to help reduce the spread of sickness before the winter season commences, and
  • Learn about red flags and fevers and what to do/when to take action.

School readiness with Leor Founder, Andrea

Leor is an early childhood service that delivers education and care in family homes. Founder Andrea will share her insights on school readiness, including:

  • Whether literacy and numeracy skills are crucial to preparing children for school,
  • What skills do children need to develop before they transition to school, and
  • What the research tells us about the different types of learning provided to children before they start school and how it affects them.

Learning styles and care types with a panel of childcare industry insiders

When it comes to finding the best type of childcare for your family and your child, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the different learning styles, approaches and philosophies. 

Discover your child's learning type and hear industry insiders discuss the ins and outs of Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Family Day Care and more. This session will help to:

  • Empower your family with the knowledge to help decide which type of childcare and learning style is right for your children by hearing from the childcare sector experts,
  • Educate you on some of the most popular learning philosophies and care types, including Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Long Day Care and Family Day Care, 
  • Discuss how to work out which style will suit your child the best, and
  • Understand how the government’s Early Years Learning Framework extends and enriches children’s learning from birth to five years and through the transition to school, and what this means for your family.

So, what are you waiting for? Register for the Care for Kids Virtual Open Day today and get ready to have all of your questions answered. In the meantime, head to the Care for Kids website to see what we have to offer. From finding the best local childcare service in your area to exploring our huge collection of articles, tips and resources, there’s a reason we’re one of Australia’s most trusted sources of early childhood services and information. 

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