46 – Supporting your child’s transition to childcare with Judy Radich

Leaving your child with someone else for the first time can be incredibly daunting and have so many unknowns – What do I pack? How will they get to sleep? What will they eat? Will they catch as many germs as I think they will? Will they cope without me?! Today’s guest, Judy Radich was highly recommended to us by Early Childhood Australia to answer all your questions and bring her wisdom from over 30 years experience.

Judy is an early childhood teacher and the manager of Cooloon Children’s Centre Inc. in Tweed Heads, a 45 place not for profit service for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers and brings many years of experience to the role. She has served on, and, taken on leadership positions on boards and committees around early childhood at National, State (NSW) and local levels. These roles have been as an advocate, educator, writer, advisor and consultant. Most of this work has been being with the not-for-profit sector and governments. Her focus is on enhancing the quality of services young families need and use.

In this podcast we cover:

  • how to choose a childcare service that is right for your family
  • the best age to start your child in care
  • navigating dietary requirements, milk feeds and allergens
  • the magic that childcare educators use to get all of those kids to sleep!
  • the importance of communication and developing a relationship with your centre
  • top tips and tricks from our instagram followers to make the transition easier
  • and so much more!

And if you’re wondering what a peek-a-boo board is, you can check it out below… 

Listen to Episode 46 HERE

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