Transitioning to a new childcare centre can be an exciting yet challenging experience for both parents and children. At Moranbah Early Learning Centre, we understand the importance of making this transition as smooth and stress-free as possible for everyone involved. Here are 10 valuable tips to help ensure a successful start with us:


Get familiar with the centre: Schedule a stay and play or come for a tour before your child’s first day. This allows your little one to explore the new surroundings, meet the staff, and become familiar with the environment. It will also give you more peace of mind knowing that you’ve seen the environment and met with our educators. 


Maintain Routine: Consistency is key in helping your child adjust. Try to stick to their usual routines, especially concerning sleep and meal times, as it provides a sense of security in a new setting. Please speak to your child’s educator if you have any questions or concerns.


Open Communication: Share information about your child’s preferences, routines, and any special needs with our team. Effective communication enables us to provide the best care tailored to your child’s needs and will help you to feel more comfortable. 


Stay Positive: Children often take cues from their parents or guardians. Approach the transition positively and highlight the exciting aspects of making new friends and engaging in fun activities. Let your child feel your excitement rather than any anxiety or hesitation you may be feeling. 


Transitional Objects: Allow your child to bring along a familiar toy, blanket, or comfort item. These items act as sources of comfort and familiarity in an unfamiliar environment.


Encourage Social Interaction: Encourage your child to interact with their new peers and educators. Building relationships early on helps them feel more comfortable and accepted. At the end of each day ask them about who they played or who they spoke to during the day.


Participate in Activities: Encourage your child to engage in activities organised by the centre. These activities provide opportunities for your child to explore interests and connect with others. This is also a great opportunity to meet other families. 


Celebrate Milestones: Acknowledge and celebrate your child’s achievements at the centre. Recognising their progress boosts their confidence and sense of belonging.


Practice Patience: Every child adjusts differently. Be patient and understanding as your child settles into the new routine. Our team is here to provide support throughout this transition period.


Trust Your Instincts: Should you notice signs of your child feeling overwhelmed, feel free to make necessary adjustments. Reach out to us, and let’s collaborate to establish the ideal pace for their journey. Together, we’ll ensure your child’s comfort and wellbeing at every step.


Our goal is to create a nurturing and stimulating environment where your child can learn, grow, and thrive. We understand the significance of this transition and are committed to making it a positive and enriching experience for your family. 


If you have any further questions or would like any additional information please don’t hesitate to contact us at or call us on 07 4855 3130. We are excited to embark on this journey with your child and your family.