Settling in Procedure

 

We understand that every child is an individual with different needs and desires. Our staff will work in partnership with the parent/carer to ensure the settling in period is relaxed and flexible.

 

If possible a member of staff will undertake a home visit before your child starts their settling in period to gain a wider picture of your child’s stage and level of development. Also this gives the staff, parent/carer and child, to familiarise themselves with each other to make the transition between home and nursery smooth.

 

A visit to the nursery with your child would be required in order for your child to familiarise themselves with the environment and staff. How long the settling period is for is based on the child. In conjunction with our nursery staff we aim to make this a smooth transitional period for your child. There is no charge for this settling in period.

 

Nursery Routine

 

8.00am –NURSERY OPENS/ BREAKFAST / FREE PLAY (Breakfast finishes at 9am)

Toast/cereal/fruit/milk/water

Activities available to suit the age and stage of children’s needs to encourage language, confidence and independence/key groups times

 

9.30am  -  CIRCLETIME/SNACKTIME

Children are encouraged to sit in a group and join in singing nursery rhymes, talk about their weekend, topic of the month, various activities and help themselves to fruits and water.

 

10.00am  - ADULT LED & CHILD INTIATED ACTIVITIES INDOORS & OUTDOORS

Focus and planned activities following the nursery planning

 

11.30am  -  LUNCHTIME

Time for socialising where all the children and staff eat together.

 

12.15am  - 2.00pm - QUIET TIME / NAP TIME

Children are encouraged to take a nap; children that do not sleep take part in quiet activities indoors or outdoor activities

 

2.00pm- ADULT LED &CHILD INTIATIED ACTIVTIES INDOORS & OUTDOORS

Focus and planned activities following the nursery planning.

 

3.00pm  -  TEA TIME/ FREEPLAY INDOORS & OUTDOORS

Light snack with milk/water

Activities in nursery available for stimulation and adult interaction/key group times

 

5:00pm  -  FREE PLAY / WINDING DOWN TIME    

Calm environment, group and table top activities, stories, outdoors

 

6:00pm  -  NURSERY CLOSES

 

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