We recognise the importance of working in partnership with you and that you have a central role in educating your child. We are therefore committed to offering a service that is open, inclusive, welcoming and respectful of the input of the parents. For us to run the service beneficially for your child(ren) it is important that you the parents play a role. We need to have your continuous feedback.
Settling In: We aim to ensure children feel safe and secure in the absence of their parents/carers. We will therefore endeavour to make the settling in process a positive experience for children and will work closely in partnership with parents/carers to ensure this is achieved. We recogise that in some cases there may be particular difficulties experienced by children, parents/guardians, and staff during the settling in period and we are prepared to explore and consider various ways of settling children into the service. All children are individuals and we plan to meet their individual needs and resolve any difficulties quickly and smoothly.
First Day Check list:
• Child register form with contact details etc. • Signed Terms and Conditions form. • Change of clothes in change bag. (labelled please) • Nappies if used • Bottle’s/ Soother if used. We provide cows milk but not formula milk. • Blankets if your child goes for a nap. (labelled please) • Bibs • Snacks and meals for babies under 1
The nursery provides lockers/hooks/baskets for each individual child in their room. These will have their names on it. There should always be a spare change of clothes provided for your child in case of messy play or toileting accidents
These are individually named storage baskets which are kept in the baby and wobbler rooms. This enables the staff to keep a check on items such as soothers, bottles or any items that the children may take off through the day i.e. shoes, socks etc.
Labelling children’s items
It is important that coats and jumpers or any comfort blankets etc are clearly labelled with your child’s name. This will avoid any confusion and upsets to your child and helps staff identify children’s belongings. It is fine to allow your child to bring in toys from home on Friday but please remember to put them into your child’s bag before they enter their class room, as the nursery will not be responsible for toys becoming mislaid or mixed up with the nursery toys.
Bottles / beakers
Each child should have a beaker. Any other bottles used through the day which need to be returned home should be given to the team in the morning and will be washed and put into the bag on the child’s hook for collection.
We ask that parents bring in a bag of nappies in for their child/children. These are then labelled and stored in the changing room in each labelled basket. Staff will inform parents when they need to be replenished.
Some of the activities done through the day can be messy, painting and gluing for example. The wobblers’ team members try to keep the effects of these activities on the children’s clothes to a minimum and children will have access and be encouraged to use aprons. We would remind you not to dress children in good clothes to enable them to play freely and experience the pleasure of messy play without fear of ruining clothes. Always remember to bring in a spare set of clothes at the beginning of the week. If these spare set are not used they should be brought home on Friday and replenished on the Monday.