We offer every child two settling in sessions, to allow you and your child to get know their key person and other staff that work in the nursery, as well as your child's key person getting to know your child and their likes and dislikes and routine. We ask parents to stay with their child for the first settling in session, and on the second settling in session, if parents are happy to, then they are welcome to pop off for a coffee to give their child an opportunity to spend a shorter amount of time in the setting without their parent.
We will spend quality time getting to know your child on their first day, providing relaxed opportunities for them to choose what they play with, observing what makes them tick, their personality, likes and dislikes. This information is invaluable to your ‘Key Person’ and informs them what experiences, activities, opportunities and/or games to plan for your child.
Your child's key person will go through a Learning Journey and a routine sheet with you on the day to enable you to share as much information with your child’s key person as possible.
We are always happy to arrange extra settling-in sessions if either you or we feel they would be beneficial. The settling in process is very much an individual process, and we aim to meet the needs of all children and families to make the transition to nursery as smooth as possible.