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80 Jackson Street,

Brackenhurst, Alberton

Sending your child to pre-school can be a daunting experience for both you and your child.

Our team at Creative Academy acknowledges this and has a few guidelines for parents in order to make the first few days of school run as smoothly as possible.

Getting Started:

Upon Arrival

When You Leave

When You Return

On average, it takes a child who is new to a school environment, about two weeks to settle in. Some children adapt sooner than others and it is important not to compare them to other children, not even to their own siblings. Each child is unique and will settle in at their own pace. You may find that your child is 100% fine for the first day and all the excitement overrides the anxiety but then day two and three they start feeling unsettled. In this case you will need to consistently apply the above- mentioned guidelines to help your child get past this stage.

In General


Teary and tantrum-filled goodbyes are a perfectly normal part of childhood development. Trust in your initial decision that you have chosen the right pre-school and that your child will settle. Find peace in knowing that your child will generally settle down within ten minutes after you leave. If it reaches a point where you are concerned about your child’s separation anxiety, our team at Creative Academy will call you to discuss the way forward.

Feel free to call the office as many times as you need to until you feel comfortable that your child has calmed down.

Remember we are mommies too and can relate to how you are feeling .

Your First Day

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