TRANSITION TO NURSERY (*COVID-19 may affect these procedures)
In order to make the transition from home to starting Nursery as smooth as possible for your child we have a number or transition and settling in procedures in place.
Whenever possible you will be invited to a Nursery Open Afternoon in June. This is an opportunity to let your child see around Nursery. The Principal and the Nursery staffs will introduce themselves to you and explain a little about what our Nursery is all about.
Home visits are offered to families as part of our Transition Programme. A teacher will visit you and your child at home prior to starting school. This is an opportunity to share information about your child in order to help them settle into Nursery. You and your child will be provided with a small welcome pack.
Closer to your child’s starting date in Nursery you will be invited into school for a one hour slot. During this time your child’s teacher will talk you through relevant forms including data collection, intimate care and medical information. Meanwhile, your child will have the opportunity to explore their new Nursery environment and spend time with their classroom assistants.
Settling into Nursery is an important and anxious time for young children and their families. For some children this will be the first time they may have been left with another person and often the first time they have been left in a larger environment. At Brookfield Nursery we aim to make this process as smooth as possible.
All children and families are unique and as such their individual needs are met throughout the settling in process. After your child’s open afternoon and home visit, we encourage you to talk to your child in a positive way about going to Nursery. In your child’s welcome pack we have included a count-down calendar in preparation for their start of Nursery. Children’s entry into Nursery is staggered to enable staff to spend time welcoming and settling new children.
On your child’s first day you will receive a phone call to let you know how your child has settled. If you have signed up to our See-Saw communication app you will receive a few photos of your child on their first day.