What to bring on your first day of child care

Are you worried about forgetting something essential or over-packing for your child’s first day of care? Our checklist will ensure that your little one has everything they need to feel comfortable and secure.

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Babies

  • Large bag or backpack to store belongings
  • Nappy rash cream
  • Dummies (3 per day if needed)
  • Bottles and teats
  • Breast milk or formula (if your centre doesn’t provide them)
  • Sippy cup (if needed)
  • Comfort toy or blanket
  • Fitted cot sheet and top sheet (if your centre doesn’t provide them)
  • Sleeping bag (if needed)
  • Sun hat
  • Three spare outfits
  • Spare socks
  • Jumper
  • Wet bag or plastic bag for wet clothes
  • Medication (if needed)

Toddlers and Preschoolers

  • Large backpack to store belongings
  • Nappy rash cream (if needed)
  • Underwear (4 pairs per day if needed)
  • Dummies (3 per day if needed)
  • Sippy cup or water bottle
  • Comfort toy or blanket
  • Fitted cot sheet and top sheet (if your centre doesn’t provide them)
  • Sun hat
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Two spare outfits
  • Spare socks
  • Jumper
  • Wet bag or plastic bag for wet clothes
  • Medication (if needed)

When preparing these items, we recommend labelling each and every one of them with your child’s full name. This way, there’s less chance of things going missing.

Here at Greenwood, we know how daunting the transition form home to childcare can be. So we’re here to help you at every step of the way.

Feel free to pop into one of our centres at anytime. And if you have any further questions, give us a call on 1800413921 and one of our lovely staff members would be delighted to assist you.

Author: Tushna Mehta

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