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Settling In At Mini Treasures

 

We offer two free settling in sessions to enable you and your child to bond with your child’s key worker. This is the individual who will guide you through the settling in process and will be responsible for your child's welfare and development. They will be your main point of contact.

Although you may view your child’s first day at nursery as a daunting experience, be assured our nursery nurses are experienced at helping you and your child settle in. There are some tips below on how to make this an enjoyable time and as easy as possible for both you and your child.

 

 

We will arrange a settling in session with you. This session will enable you and your child to establish a positive relationship with the nursery team.
We will spend quality time getting to know your child on their first day, providing relaxed opportunities for them to choose what they play with, their personality, likes and dislikes. This means that their key worker will then be equipped with the knowledge to ensure they can welcome and settle your child into nursery life with all the information you have offered. No question is ever a silly question and we encourage families to take an active role in nursery life.
During the session you will be given a parent induction whilst your child is playing with their key worker. This is a short time spent with you to discuss some of our key policies and procedures.
Try not to be too anxious about leaving your child if he or she is crying. Our staff are experienced in dealing with these situations and have strategies to help them. We are always happy to arrange extra settling-in sessions if either you or we feel they would be beneficial.
If this is the first time your child is going to be separated from you, you could help them prepare by spending short periods of time apart in the run up to their first day.
In the weeks prior to the ‘big day’ talk to your child about the new experience they are about to embark on, mentioning all the new and exciting things they will be doing.
Mini Treasures have an open door policy and should you wish to come and spend some time in the nursery with your little one you are always welcome.