Getting Started


Emali provides an orientation process for new children to familiarise the child with the daily routine and activities.

This enables both the parent and child to gain a better understanding of the environment at the centre.

The number of orientation days will vary from family to family, so please make sure you make management aware of any particular needs we need to take into consideration. Once your child has been offered a position in our centre we recommend that you and your child attend orientation days.

Settling In

Each child reacts differently to being away from their parents.

On the first day that your child attends, parents are encouraged to stay for a short time to aid the child with the settling process. You may also have to stay on subsequent days if we find that the child is not settling well.

It is imperative that as a parent you are comfortable and ready for childcare, as your child will know if you are not. Parents are always advised of how their child’s day has been and meetings will always be organised if you need assistance with the settling-in process. If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to speak to your child’s carer or the Director.

Please feel free to call the centre during the day to make sure your child has settled into care. 

For more information please click here to download the full colour version of the Family Handbook.