We recognise that each child is different and individual and some children take longer to adapt to new surroundings than others. We want to make this transition as easy as possible for them and you. We also want parents to feel welcomed and involved from the beginning.
As each child is different, there is no set way of dealing with every situation, however we will work alongside each other to make your child settle in their new environment as easily and quickly as possible.
In order to accomplish this you will be offered free settling in sessions before your official starting date. You will normally find that after a few sessions your child will be quite happy for you to leave him/her.
If your child is still unhappy, let them bring in a favourite toy, book or a comforter such as a blanket. Inform us of their interests or current achievements.
You may find to leave them straight away in our care may help. If your child is still distressed and not settling down we will contact you immediately to return to the nursery, however this situation would be extremely rare.
Children cannot play or learn successfully if they are anxious and unhappy. Our settling procedures aim to help parents and children to feel comfortable in the nursery, and to ensure that children can benefit from what we have to offer and feel confident that their parents will return at the end of the session/day.