Before starting at the Centre it is important that you and your tamariki visit several times. This will help you and your tamariki to feel comfortable with the kaiako, daily routines and new surroundings.
Each tamariki settles differently it may take days, weeks or months. We usually give it a standard 6 months for whanau to feel completely settled.
If your tamariki is distressed when you leave, hand your tamariki to a kaiako, say goodbye and leave – don’t linger as it only makes it worse. You are more than welcome to telephone the Centre at any time to check on your tamariki.
As communication between staff and whanau is vital for the well-being of the kaiako and for the success of our programs please don’t hesitate to discuss any areas of concerns or to ask any questions you may have.