It is important to us that a child has a ‘best friend’ from day one of their experience at My Story. We want to improve the sense of security for our new children, and in fact, all children at the service. For this reason we have implemented a ‘primary caregiver’ philosophy.
Basically, each room will be divided into smaller groups depending on friendships, skills, interests and developmental age. The children will then have a ‘best friend’ educator who is responsible for learning all about that child, assisting them with sleeping/mealtimes/changing/observations etc. That educator will also be the first point of contact for families when they want to have a chat about their child’s day.
We are expecting that this system will foster a sincere sense of belonging in our community, and encourage children’s independence and initiative in their day-to-day lives.
What Next: Converse and Collaborate with families to strengthen their understanding of the Primary Educator system.
Quality Areas: 2.3.1, 4.1.1, 5.1.3