When your child is ready to start nursery, we will arrange a number of settling in visits to help you and your child become familiar with our nursery routine, the staff team, the new surroundings and most importantly to feel confident and safe in our care.
At these visits you will be introduced to your child’s key person. This is a special moment for you and your child as it is the first steps in developing a special bond with your child's key person.
You will have the opportunity to discuss your child's daily routine, such as sleeps, diet, current stage of development, favourite activities and specific needs. You will be given an 'All About Me Sheet’ to fill in with your key worker. The 'All About Me' sheet is a great way for us to find out as much as we can about your child before they start nursery. Download an example of our All About Me Sheet below.
Each child at nursery will have a key person who will support your child's learning and development throughout their time at nursery ensuring that their individual needs are met. Your child’s key person will nurture your child through new challenges, experiences and opportunities, inspiring their natural curiosity. Developing a special bond with you and your child so you feel safe and confident in our care.
They will observe your child on a day to day basis while they are playing and exploring and will track and record their development onto your secure online journal ‘Parent Zone’. Your child's key person will feedback to you at the end of each day verbally and either through a daily diary or slip depending on the age of the child.
Your child's key person will work in partnership with you to support your child's learning both at nursery and at home.