January has been a big month here at Oakdowns with many children transitioning to their new rooms and new families joining us! We also have many of our older children making the big and exciting transition to school.
Transitions offer a time of new opportunities and challenges for children and we try our hardest to make this time positive and exciting for each child. Our educators work closely with each other and also with our families to ensure that each child feels comfortable with the process.
When children move into their new room our educators help each child feel secure and confident in their new environment by supporting them with the new routines and providing play spaces that they know are of interest to each child. This information is gathered from educators from the previous room and from our families.
We took some photos last week of these wonderful play spaces that our children transitioning into their new room get to experience throughout the day! It almost makes you want to go back to being a child yourself!
We also have some photos of some of our children leaving to begin their adventures at school - some have been with us since they were babies. We will miss them all, but know that some will return when they drop in with family to pick up brothers or sisters. We wish our departing families all the best.