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Settling in to nursery

Settling in

Starting nursery can be daunting for both children and parents. At Boys & Girls Nursery we recognise this and do everything we can to make the settling in process as smooth as possible for everyone. We understand that no two children are the same, and that they all have their own likes, dislikes and personalities. By caring for and meeting the needs of every individual to the best of our ability, we know every child can flourish, learn and have fun whilst enjoying a sense of belonging and community.

Here are some of the things that we do to make sure your child’s time at nursery is an enjoyable experience from their very first day:

  • Before your first settling in / trial session we will give you a call to answer any questions or queries that you might have and explain what will happen when you arrive at nursery on your child’s first day
  • Every child has a key person. You will receive the name of this staff member in your welcome email. They will be responsible for compiling the Learning Journey for your child for their duration in their base room. The key person will also update you of their progress at Parent’s Evening
  • Your child’s key person will sit with you on their first day to gain an understanding of your child’s personality, likes and dislikes and routines
  • When your child starts with us we ask you to bring in some family pictures so that we can put together a book for your child to look at when at nursery, we are happy to have pictures of favourite pets too! This helps your child to settle in to their environment as it gives them a sense of security seeing familiar faces from home