at our setting
A home visit will be arranged at a time convenient to you. A
manager and the lead staff member of your child’s key group will visit to
develop a supportive relationship and understanding of your child’s interest
and individual needs. At this time we will discuss and plan the settling in process,
suitable for yourself and your child.
We want your child to feel happy and safe with us. To make
sure that this is the case, a member of your child’s key group will support
your child, play alongside and will continue to do so each session until it is
felt that a little more independence is suitable. This supporting can vary from
just an hour to several weeks and is led by each child’s individual needs. As
parents ourselves we understand that the first few sessions can be very
daunting for parents and for this reason we will send regular text updates to
ease any worries.
It is not our expectation
that your child should be “dry” before they start preschool we are happy for
the children to be at any stage of toilet training and will work with you as
the skills are developed.
We provide protective clothing for the children when they
play with messy activities, but it is advisable to send them in with old clothes
that can get messy. We encourage children to gain the skills that help them to
be independent and look after themselves, including taking themselves to the
toilet and taking off, and putting on, outdoor clothes. Clothing that is easy
for them to manage will help them to do this, for example velcro fastening on