We acknowledge that settling your child for the first time at nursery can be stressful for both child and parent; we try to make this procedure as easy as possible by working closely with you.
We encourage you to provide us with the pre-enrolment information sheet, to allow us to get a good idea of your child's needs, preferences, likes, dislikes, comforts, and also your child's stage of development. The more we know about your child the more we can be 'just like home' with lots of new friends and fun things to do.
We offer settling in sessions to help your child get to know all the staff and children before they start nursery, each child is a unique individual and will require different ways of settling, but an example of how it might work is:
1. We would ask you to attend with your child at an arranged time and to stay and play together, interacting with staff and other children for an hour on the first day.
2. The following day we would judge how comfortable you and your child are and decide if you could leave the room for a short period of time, remaining in the building and returning to collect your child and take them home.
3. The length of time you leave your child will be extended until we are confident that we will be able to comfort and support your child and you can leave them in confidence.
We will communicate clearly with you throughout this period and look forward to a rewarding relationship for all parties.