Settling In

As your start date approaches it's time to start thinking about the settling in process. We encourage you to take up our offer of at least three settling in visits - this is as much for you as it is for your child. We normally find three visits is enough, however if you feel you need a bit longer this can be arranged. The visits are not mandatory and some parents feel comfortable starting without this process.

The settling in process

Visit one: Roughly 1 hour.
We invite you to stay with your child, go through some paperwork and get acquainted with our team. We will discuss likes and dislikes, daily routines and your child’s current stage of development - plus anything else you feel we should know.

Visit two: Roughly 2-3 hours.
We normally try to incorporate a meal time or a sleep time depending on your child's routine. We usually find parents like to stay local but it's really up to you.

Visit three: 3+ hours.
We normally try to incorporate two meals and lots of play time.

What do I need to bring?

  • A pair of slippers or indoor shoes.
  • A small bag containing a change of clothes and any comforters your child needs for the day.
  • During cooler months please send your child with appropriate outdoor clothing such as a warm coat or an all-in-one suit for smaller children.
  • During warmer months please pack a sun hat and sun cream.


Note: We provide SMA milk, Avent bottles, nappies and creams. If your child requires anything different we would ask that you provide this in the original container with a clear label.