So I have Mr3 who has been attending daycare for over a year now, however have been getting constant issues so I’m after some advice as to what I should do….
Apologies as this may be quite long.
There has been no written observations/portfolio given, at the end of last year all we received was a manilla folder with 5 pieces of artwork, I was expecting photos, observation notes, program details, as well more artwork and some kind of assessment of learning and development! When I took this up with the director she basically handed me a new info sheet saying everything is online now. This online ‘portfolio’ is a basic paragraph of what they did during the week with 1 or 2 photos. Its not individualised at all.
Anyway, recently there have been many staff changes incl the ECT teacher who left suddenly. They took 6 weeks to employ a new teacher so during that time, there was no replacement ECT and nothing was documented..I had no idea what my DS was doing there. This new ECT is studying for her ECT degree whilst working full time, is this even allowed???? She doesn’t have her degree yet! (I had to ring up head office to get this information btw as we weren’t informed of when she started)
My DS is currently being transitioned to the preschool room, which again I wasn’t aware of! I decided to come along and watch him, but the staff were very unapproachable and didn’t introduce themselves or even talk to me. I basically went into the room, and sat reading books with my DS by ourselves. Then that same day, when I picked him up the new ECT tried to argue with me saying he didn’t go to the preschool room, meaning she didn’t know where he was that whole morning.
All other daycares have a 6 months plus waiting list….I I don’t know what to do??
Posted anonymously, 28th May 2014