Leaving the security and comfort of the family home and coming to a busy nursery can be a very testing time for many children and their parents / carers. Hamond house can arrange for a suitable settling in period, which is designed to meet the individual needs of each child.
Once you have confirmed your acceptance and a holding fee has been received for your child. The nursery will offer the opportunity for your child to have two taster sessions free of charge, which will last between 2 or 3 hours. It is recommended that during the first half of their first taster session you stay with your child to discuss any routines, needs or requirements that they may need during their time at nursery. The second visit we advise parents to try leave the child for one hour with their key worker calls can be made at any time to check on your child. It will also give them an opportunity to familiarize and to adapt to their new surroundings.
During the settling in period with your child you can take small steps back allowing your child to find their own feet. Whilst you are with your child the child’s assigned key person will spend time getting to know you and your child.
You can decide whichever plan suits you best.
If more visits are needed this can be arranged.
Every child is different; some settle quickly, others may need more time to get used to the changes, but a slow and relaxed introduction into nursery life will be time well spent.
Our nursery team ensure that all children feel included, secure and valued. We help build positive relationships with parents in order to work effectively with them and their children.