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A lady recently contacted me asking for some assistance putting together a risk assessment audit for a preschool.  My thoughts immediately went to the dreaded Safety Statement which, in effect, is the same thing.  Every business should have a safety statement and, while tedious to put together, they are invaluable once done (and only need updating and tweaking thereafter). 

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I know this is a bit late for Easter (sorry Mary) but I was recently struck by how a simple Easter type activity could be tweaked and used at any time for hours of fun.  Take the trusty Easter egg hunt, replace the eggs with some other craft activity e.g. have the kids make various insects like ladybugs etc during arts and crafts.  Et voila, you have the treasure for the Insect Treasure hunt.  Naturally, the theme could be anything you wish, the options are endless.

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Storytime is an essential element of the preschool curriculum.  Development of the imagination is on of the major functions of telling stories and much can be taught to children through this medium e.g. correct use of language, expression of self, right from wrong and basic social skills.  Child participation in the process can be very rewarding for all concerned and using a form of improv can lead to some interesting and creative developments in the storyline and can really help with self confidence

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One of the most daunting tasks facing any new (or seasoned) day care provider is that of providing new, fresh, educational yet fun activities for the kids.  How can we provide stimulating, new and safe opportunities for exploratory, educational play?  Amazingly, providing said activities need'nt cost the earth and utilising simple, everyday household items mixed in with a large portion of imagination will suffice. 

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The world is getting smaller. The melting pot of heterogenous societies is over flowing and becoming ever more homogenous in other words, the wonderful blend of races, religions and cultures that is our current day multi-ethnic society.  This multi culturalism is a fact of our daily life and as such should be reflected in our day care programmes. 

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Clear communciation with the parents of children who attend your day care is vitally important and should never be underestimated.  The more effective your informal and formal communications the smoother your business will run, the happier your parents will be and most problems/conflicts will be avoided.

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Following on from my last post about reassuring parents at day care I received the following comment:

'You might consider posting what you say to the parents. That might help parents who aren't lucky enough to have you for a daycare provider.'

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One of the most important jobs of a day care owner (in my humble opinion based on many years of experience!!) is that of 'parent reassurer'.  So many parents enter the fray of day care land completely clueless about what is going to happen to their child, what is expected of them and, generally,what day care is all about.  They are either frozen with fear (as the proverbial deer when faced with oncoming headlights) or mount a frenzied campaign to rattle out every conceivable question they have heard should be asked on these occasions, invariably absorbing no information whatsoever.

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Working in a day care means juggling multiple roles and relationships in conjunction with all the daily duties and responsibilities inherent in childcare – hope you weren't hoping for an easy life!  But what exactly is the role of the day care worker and what are the significant relationships that must be nurtured in order for a harmonious, safe and effective environment to exist?

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After school activities are the rage of the day but the importance of an appropriate daycare curriculum to structure these activities shouldn't be underestimated. With about $500 million invested in these programs and more than 10 million children attending them in America alone, the popularity of these activities cannot be overlooked. Everyone understands the need to develop new skills, gain more knowledge and keep the children safe when parents are working.

The most important factor in the success of any program is the relationship between the children participating in the program and the adult members who work with these children. Often, children may confide in an adult member who is not a teacher. This kind of emotional interaction is a must when children are struggling to make sense of the whirlpool of emotions that assail them.

Direct contact with professionals can be an inspiring experience. Children are very much impressed by the knowledge and experience of these adults. Young people gain a lot of knowledge and experience when they deal with experienced adults and older youth who serve as teachers or mentors in these programs. These mentors are different from the teachers in the school and children are more likely to draw inspiration from them.

After school activities that are managed professionally by people who are successful in their own fields of expertise will produce children who are more enthusiastic and successful. Meaningful interaction with adults is a learning experience in itself.

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