Settling in Lilyfield ELC

Our orientation process explained


Take a look at our orientation information. Settling into a new care environment can be difficult but we are committed to helping you and your family every step of the way!

1. Stay & play

“A happy and settled childis our shared goal”


What to expect:

An opportunity to come along and join the fun and play alongside your child. This is a great opportunity to familiarise your child with their new environment, as well as meet the team and yours child’s focus educator. Stay and play will be a great time for you to see the rhythm of our day and the type of experiences your child will be involved in. We would love to hear about your child’s interests so we can program some exciting experiences for their first day!

What to bring:

  • A copy of your child’s birth certificate,
  • Your child’s immunisation records.
  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Clothes for messy play

2. Stay & eat

“We are committed to the health and nutrition of every child – Come along and join our mealtimes”


What to expect:

There are many important parts to our daily routine and mealtimes are certainly one of these! We would like to hear all about your child’s dietary requirements and their mealtime routine at home. We will take the opportunity to share with you information about our centre menu and daily record of what your child has eaten.

What to bring:

  • Completed All about me form, routine form and consents
  • Water bottle
  • Any allergy medical action plans that are in place for your child

3. Stay & sleep

“We have a home from home approach to your child’s sleep routine”


What to expect:

Stay and sleep is a great opportunity for us to find out all about your child’s sleep routine at home. We will generally plan the session around your child’s general sleep time. You will be able to share your child’s sleep routine with us and enjoy a  coffee in our parent lounge whist your child has a sleep with us. We also use this as an opportunity to share the Red Nose safe sleep and rest guidance and practices with you.

What to bring:

  • Your child’s sleep suit (if needed)
  • Comforter/soother (if needed)
  • Sleep routine information record shared with educator

Settling your child is our prioity


To find out more or book your stay and play visit call today 02 9555 9996.