Starting a nursery can be very challenging for any child, they have to adjust to a new environment, new adults and children, and be left alone. All of this can be scary and upsetting for them however with careful management they will become happy to stay until eventually they will not want to come home!!
It is important to recognise that every child will settle in their own way, some may be very confident, settling quickly others may need to spend more time to gradually become used to the nursery environment and gain confidence.
For this reason your child's Key person will work closely with you to arrange visits and agree settling in times suited to your child, gradually increasing times until they are completely comfortable and settled.
We understand that in the initial settling - in period children may need to bring along a toy or comfort from home however we do ask that toys in particular remain at home if possible as other children may want to play with them which can be upsetting,especially if they are lost or broken.