Settle in Period
At Fennies, your child will explore an exciting new world with multi-sensory experiences, where they will make new friends, have lots of adventures and begin their amazing learning journey from nursery to preschool. We aim to make Fennies a very welcoming place where your child (and you) will settle quickly and easily and consideration has been given to the individual needs and circumstances of your child and your family.
We want to ease the transition into our nursery environment by making sure that every child we welcome is nurtured, stimulated, safe and secure. We recognise that every child is different and will have different needs so everyone’s settling in period will vary, depending upon your requirements.
Your first settling in session will be an opportunity for you to familiarise yourself with our nursery, the team and the room that your child will start in. It is also an opportunity for us to explain and complete your child’s registration records and begin to capture details for their amazing learning journey.
We typically plan for one week of attended settles and these are free of charge. We can also offer a home visit by your child’s Key Person as part of your settling in period. We are happy to have a longer schedule of attended settles, to work around your routine. We also allow for a gradual transition after your settles and can tailor your first week at nursery to consist of half days if preferred. We can discuss this during your first settling in week.
Our relationship with you and open communication is vital for your child’s success, we operate an open door policy and encourage you to regularly speak to your Nursery Manager and your Key Person. We can send you photos of your child and are happy to call you with regular updates during your first few weeks of nursery life, as you and your child adjust to the new routine. You are always welcome to stop by or pick up the phone during the day for an update or a question.
Every day, your Key Person will put together a daily diary of your child’s development with detail of what they have enjoyed and learnt during their day. This will be a written diary for under 2’s and a verbal handover and observation for over 2’s. It will also include details of their food and drink, nappy movements, and sleep times (where relevant to your child’s age). They will share this with you daily at pick up and we encourage you to also share with us any of your child’s milestones, learnings or special moments that they have enjoyed over the weekend or at home.