The Settling in Process
As your child’s start date approaches it’s time to start thinking about the settling in process. We strongly encourage you to take up our offer of at least three settling in visits – this is as much for your reassurance as it is for your child. We normally find three visits is sufficient, however if you feel you need further sessions this can be arranged. The visits are not mandatory and some parents feel comfortable for their child to start without this process.
Approx. 1 Hour
We invite you to stay with your child, go through some paperwork and get acquainted with our team. We will discuss your child’s likes and dislikes, daily routines and their current stage of development – this is a great opportunity for you to tell us anything else you feel we should know.
Approx. 2-3 hours
At this visit 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 really is up to you. Whatever you feel most comfortable with.
3+ hours to a Full Day
We normally try to incorporate two meal times and lots of play time at this visit. During this visit we really feel as though we get to know your child and we ensure that we ask any questions regarding anything that may have popped up during this visit.
- A pair of slippers or indoor shoes.
- A small bag containing a change of clothes and any comforters your child may need during the day.
- During the 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.