There are many things to weigh up when looking at childcare environments for your child. Visiting a centre helps give you get a feel for the place, develop a rapport with staff, and see if your child likes the environment. You may also be swayed by how convenient it is to your home or place of work.

There are however, key criteria that you should consider when assessing the suitability of an Ipswich childcare centre for your child. IGS Early Learners Centre Director, Tammy Lamont, said, “Everyone’s quality judgement is different depending on one’s culture, values and beliefs.”