In their early years, children need close, loving, and interactive relationships with everyone in order to thrive, and a major part of this is communicated orally. Try to get a get a sense of the quality of interactions with children at all ages. Is the language used focused on the child’s interests, and are the educators picking up on common interests and including them in the planning for the future? Have you been asked about your culture, interests and what you do together as a family? You will be relying on what the educator tells you about your child’s day, and you will want to make sure you can communicate comfortably with each other. Talk about routines and life at home, such as how your child slept the night before, whether they ate their breakfast etc. At the end of the day you’ll want to know similar information, such as what they have been learning, if they are happy, safe, healthy, and enjoy the environment.