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Nursery Settling and Transitions

Information about our settling and transition procedures

Day-Care Settling Week

We have a one week settling in period which builds to allow the child to see a whole nursery day.

We have a settling week fee, which is a one-off fee of £200.00 for a week of settling.  This is a whole week even if the child does not attend every day.  We feel this is good practice in allowing the children to get to know the routine, key people and ease them into their new environment.  This does not get deducted from the fees and is additional in place of charging fees for the settling days.

Monday 1 hour (9:15am-10:15am with snack) (First settle)

Tuesday 2 hours (9:15-11:15 with snack)

Wednesday 4.5 hours (8:00am-12:30pm with breakfast, snack and lunch)

Thursday 8.5 hours (8:00am-4:30pm with breakfast, snack, lunch and tea) (Sleep time)

Friday 10 hours (8-6) with breakfast, snack, lunch & tea) (Sleep time)

We support all children individually to settle & you will support your child alongside the key person.

This week can be adjusted to suit needs and requirements; also if a child is struggling with settling we can extend further.

Sessional Children Settling

All sessional children will settle in either in the morning or afternoon depending on the regular sessions they do.

The sessions are set up as follows:

Session 1   9:15am - 10:15am / 1:15pm - 2:15pm  (First settle)

Session 2   9:15am - 11:15am / 1:15pm - 3:15pm

Session 3   8:45am - 11:45am / 12:45pm - 3:45pm

Transitions

All children will automatically transition to the next age range after their birthday.

Transitions are arranged by John Coggin Nursery Operations Manager, in conjunction with the room leaders, to make sure there is a smooth transition between rooms within the nursery.

We do aim to move the child up as soon as they have had their birthday, however depending on the space we have in rooms this may be delayed until the next main admission intake.