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We recognise that each child, parent, and nursery relationship is unique, and we use our experience to support everyone in making that transition into nursery life as smooth as possible.

Gradual steps – your first sessions

Your child will then be invited to 3 FREE settling in sessions within the nursery that will be organised as follows:

Settling in sessions

Prior Settling

You will receive a pack through the post approximately a week before your first settling in session. We ask that all the paperwork is completed and brought along to your first settling in session. This will mean more time is spent with you and your child rather than completing forms. The staff will talk through the completed paperwork with you.

You will also receive your Famly login email and will receive a post from your child’s new key person introducing themselves.

Session 1

The first settling in session will be for one hour. Upon arrival, your child’s key person will greet you, and toys of interest will be available for your child to come in and play with. Whilst your child is with us they can experience activities taking place and meet their peers. You will stay with your child during  their first settling in session so you can also spend time getting to know our setting and staff.

Session 2

The second settling in session will be a two–hour visit. This visit can be in the morning or afternoon. 

We ask that you to leave your child in nursery alone for this session so that they can spend time without you to get to know their new friends.

Session 3

 The third session is our most flexible.

We will look at how your child’s previous sessions have gone and decide, with you, what your final session should involve.

Usually booked in for the week before the start date keeping the experience fresh in your child’s mind, your key person will fill in a report each step of the way which will help us and yourselves to track your child’s settling in and plan future support and development.

Strong relationships – Your Key Person

Our experience has shown that having a Key Person for your child is the most effective way of ensuring that children develop a strong relationship with a significant adult in the nursery, giving every child the reassurance to feel secure, familiar, and confident in the nursery environment.

At Altrincham your child’s Key person will:

  • Be assigned to your child on their first settling-in session, getting to know the child and family well in order to form strong relationships to support emotional needs.
  • Be with your child at every settling-in session in order to make the handover as smooth as possible, providing essential consistency for you and your child.
  • Ensure they have all of the information about your child and share this with other staff so that your child’s individual needs are cared for throughout each and every day.
  • Carry out assessments and plan for your child’s development, ensuring they are always challenged and supported to reach their full potential.
  • Prepare a report every 6 weeks to ensure you are kept up to date with all of the information about your child and their development.

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