Settling in


Children learn best when feeling happy and secure and so we aim to make their first steps into education an enjoyable experience.


Please visit us with your child, at least once, before joining the group. It may take several sessions before your child is happy to be separated from you.


Please feel welcome to stay with your child as long as you wish. Your child may want to bring a special toy or comforter for reassurance.





We operate a keyperson system. Each member of staff is especially responsible for and close to a small number of children, so each child receives plenty of adult time and attention. This can help settling into the group much easier. The keyperson maintains a record booklet for each child in their group which parents see each term.



Please ensure that children come dressed for play. We do provide aprons for water, cooking and artwork but accidents do happen and we would not like to be held responsible for spoiling their best clothes.


Please provide a named coat or warm clothing and wellingtons for outdoor play and pumps for indoor play.


It is helpful to dress your child in clothes which they find easy and quick to undo when needing the toilet. Your child will be required to bring a spare change of clothes and any other items that you wish to provide yourself i.e. specific nappies / pull ups / wipes etc.


We do have spare clothes for any accidents and we would ask that you wash and return them at your convenience.

Arrival and Collection

We are not insured to accept responsibility for children who arrive before 8.00am or who remain after session. Please inform a member of staff if anyone other than yourself is collecting your child or you are running late to collect your child. As part of our safeguarding procedures, we also operate a password system which is set up on your child's registration form.