It is of paramount importance to this setting that all children should be treated with great care and consideration. A new child should feel comfortable, cared for and integrated into the life of the setting as quickly as possible. Upon admission, the practitioners will work in partnership with parent/carer to settle the child into the group environment, each child will be appointed a key-person to directly assist them in their needs whilst in our care and to offer support to the parent/carer, ensuring information is shared effectively.
The induction process at Sleaford Day Nursery is as follows;
Step 1: Initial Enquiry: prospective parents can express interest in our setting by filling out the form below, contacting us via telephone (01529 414464), email (email@example.com) or through Facebook Messenger (SleafordDayNursery).
Step 2: Once you have contacted us about your interest in our setting, we will take some information about you and your child and pass this on to the relevant room. The room will then get into contact with you to arrange a show around at a time to suit you.
Step 3: Show Around: You will be given a full tour of the whole setting, this gives you a great opportunity to see each room, the outside play area and inside/outside classroom. This also gives you an opportunity to ask questions as well as receive information such as, Menu, Price Structure and Information section of the Health Form. (This is to be filled in if you choose to take the place)
Step 4: Coffee Morning: Parents are invited into the Setting for a Coffee Morning. During the coffee morning the child will be cared for in their new room by their Key Person. The Setting will send a Children’s Health & Information form in advance of the coffee morning and we ask that this is filled in at home and brought back at the coffee morning. During the coffee morning, the Room Manager will go through the ‘All about Me Book” which focuses on your child’s development so that the Room Manager can understand your child’s current stage of development and informs the child’s Key Person a starting point for the setting to focus and build future learning.
Step 5: Home Visit: The home visit is for the Key Person and Room Manager to visit the child and their family in their own environment. We continue to find that home visits are beneficial in helping the child to bond with their new Key Person and it gives parents the opportunity to ask the any questions before they start the Setting.
Step 6: Settling In Sessions: We offer a free introduction session for all children between the hours of 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm. After which we also offer settling-in sessions, if parents stay with the child for the full session there will be no charge. Settling-in sessions are charged at an hourly rate relevant to the child’s age and the number of hours the child is at the setting.
During the sessions, the parents or carers have the option of:
- Staying with their child if they wish.
- Staying with their child for part of the time.
- Leaving the child for the whole time.
We can give advice on this if asked by parent/carerWhen a child enrols at the setting we are happy to receive telephone calls from parent/carer at any time throughout the session, and a practitioner will give you an honest and true picture of how your child has settled. If a child remains very upset, it is the policy of this setting to call the parent/carer and discuss our concern.
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