Orientation is an important start for your child and family to connect to Hobbit. We encourage each child to attend Hobbit in the company of a family member three (3) times before they start the day with us. This gives you and your child the opportunity to gain an understanding of our program, the lay out of the room, where to find things, provide Educators with additional information about your child and how we can best support their transition and settling period.
If your child is reluctant to attend, please discuss this with their assigned Educator so that they can develop strategies with you to support the transition from home to Hobbit. You are welcome to take photos of your child in our environment to show and discuss at home. Please ensure that no other children are included in the photos or ask an Educator to assist you. Some children like to take a book from our library to read at home and return on the next visit.
Communication between home and Hobbit must be open and happen often to best support your child during this time. There may be tears and extra tight hugs when saying goodbye for the first few weeks but there are always cuddles, reassurance and genuine care from Educators for both the children and their families. Sometimes this experience is upsetting more so for the family, not the child. We understand this and offer support through phone calls during the day, photos and open communication.