Intially we arrange an induction chat with you 4 – 6 weeks before your child starts. We try to find out as much information about your child and your family as possible before they start. This will include routines, development, communication, current interests and important people/ animals in their life.
We realise this can be an emotional time for a family when leaving their child at nursery for the first time and settling in helps us join together to give your child the best possible start. After the induction chat, we usually suggest two or three sessions depending on how we both feel your child will settle based on our discussion. The first settling in session is approximately an hour and we ask that you stay with your child and get to know their Key Person. Your child is able to explore the nursery whilst they still have you close by and you are able to ask any questions you may have. The settling in sessions to follow are planned so that you drop off your child, staying in our office for the first few minutes after your child has been supported by their Key Person to say goodbye, then we do not mind if you wish to pop into town for a coffee and we will call if they become distressed. As every child is individual, we can add more settling sessions if needed.