Choosing an Infant Care Centre
Updated: 2 days ago
With over a thousand infant care centres in Singapore to choose from, it can be pretty daunting as you try to figure out where to enrol your child in. It can be even worse when you are a first-time parent, not knowing what you want or what questions to ask.
So what should you look out for?
These are some of the most important things to consider when choosing a care center for your baby.
General feel of the centre
You are encouraged to go down to the centre you are interested in for a guided tour. As you enter the school, what does your instinct tell you?
There are generally a few things that you may pick out immediately, such as the cleanliness of the school, how comfortable the environment is and how friendly and dedicated the caregivers are.
These factors all contribute to the overall impression of the centre, which is ultimately important in determining whether you trust the centre enough with your child or not.
The caregivers at your chosen centre are paramount. After all, they are the ones who spend a major part of the day with your child. The way they interact with your infant can affect their future behaviours and development, hence knowing who the educarers are could be a determining factor when selecting an infant care centre.
You can also take note of the state of welfare of the caregivers. Do they look happy, well-rested and satisfied with their jobs? Caregivers who enjoy their work have higher capacity to be more patient and loving with children. This also suggests that staff turnover is likely to be low, preventing your child from having to go through a tough situation when they have to change caregivers in the middle of the school year.
At our infant care centre, our team of caregivers are respectful, warm and responsive to children. We genuinely care for the well-being of our students and we strive to educate them so that they can reach their fullest potential!
Attention given to children
Do you see children’s artwork displayed around the centre? Such displays are actually encouraging as the children would feel appreciated, making them feel like they belong . As they develop a feeling of familiarity and comfort in the centre, it allows them to learn and grow better too.
If you’re worried about whether your child is getting enough attention at the centre, look out for the teacher-ratio in the care centre. Many parents tend to prefer lower ratios so more attention can be given to individual children.
With a teacher-child ratio of 1:3.5 at Nurture Infant House Tampines, it means that the educarers can spend more time attending to each and every child, ensuring that he/she is taken care of properly.
Taking the aforementioned factors into consideration, you are likely to be able to make a more informed decision on which infant care centre you can enrol your child in!
Do feel free to contact or book a virtual tour with us to find out more about our childcare centre! We hope that Nurture Infant House could be your choice for consideration!