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Settling In

At Kids Academy Childcare in Warrington we want children to feel safe and happy in the absence of their parents, to recognise other adults as a source of authority, to help them build friendships and to be able to share with their parents afterwards the new learning experiences enjoyed in the day nursery and preschool.

In order to accomplish this Kids Academy Childcare will:

  • encourage the parents to visit the day nursery and preschool with their own children during the weeks before an admission is planned
  • arrange for the day nursery and preschool manager and/or key worker to visit the family at home, if possible, in order to gain more insight into the child’s background and needs and allow the child to become familiar with day nursery and preschool adults
  • introduce flexible admission procedures, if appropriate, to meet the needs of individual families and children
  • make clear to families from the outset that they will be supported in the day nursery and preschool for as long as it takes to settle their child there
  • reassure parents whose child seems to be taking a long time to settle into day nursery and preschool
  • encourage parents, where appropriate, to separate from their children for brief periods at first,gradually building up to longer absences

Children cannot play or learn successfully if they are anxious and unhappy. Our settling procedures aim to help parents to help their children to feel comfortable in the day nursery and preschool, to benefit from what it has to offer, and to be confident that their parents will return at the end of the session/day.