If my child does not settle straight away how is this managed?
Every child is an individual and they may all have different requirements to help them settle and so initially the Key Person and carers will discuss a variety of ways that could help your child at this time. Below are a few examples of these:
– Ensuring that the Key Person is available to greet you and your child on arrival.
– Starting later in the session after the initial noise levels at the start of a day have passed.
– Being collected before the end of session to avoid excessive tiredness.
– Ensuring that your child’s favoured style of toys are available
– You or a close carer may stay in the setting and help to settle your child.
It is normal for children to feel anxious or upset when they are separated from you. This may last a few sessions, or they may happily wave you goodbye. All of our staff are very experienced and are all parents too. Many of us have experienced this with our own children and understand it can be upsetting. We will always call you if your child hasn’t settled after a reasonable amount of time and you are very welcome to call us, just to make sure they are ok.