It is important that your child has a happy introduction to
Pre-School. This may be their first time away from you as parents, and the start of their educational journey.
We advise visiting the group with your child before they are due to start so that we can meet and discuss your child and any concerns or questions that you may have as well as enabling them to see where they will be attending.
To enable us to support and plan for your child, please complete paperwork in as much detail as possible and return it as soon as possible so that we can prepare for your child.
Every child is different and therefore we will work individually with you if your child has difficulties settling - the staff are very experienced at supporting children and parents through what can be a very stressful time (we also have lots of resources and strategies that will be put in place if necessary). As part of your welcome pack, your child gets a small photo book about Pre-School - showing different things that happen during their sessions, please shre this with your child and talk about all the wonderful things that they will get to experience. If you show worry and doubt, your child will pick up on this so we do ask parents not to speak about any concerns in front of their child.
Our settling policy states that all children will attend for an hour on their first session so they can get used to us for a short space of time - this is then extended for each individual child depending on their needs - this will be discussed with each parent individually. The Settling Policy is given to all parents as part of the welcome pack.
We recommend putting any comforter in their book bag for the first few sessions (ensuring that it is named).