Before starting at the setting all children must attend a sy and play session with their parent lasting 1 hour.
Starting at the setting.
Parents are invited to bring their child in for their first session and stay as long as required to settle their child. The purpose of this is to familiarise parents and children with the setting and to meet staff and other children whilst offering a “taster” of a typical day.
Home Visits are dependent on covid levels
We will arrange home visits with you once your child has been allocated a key worker, and it is the key worker and a member of the management team who will come out to your house. This is so that you and your child can get to know the staff members before starting the setting and allows for your child to start to build a bond, ready for when they start at the setting. This is a great time for us to answer any of your questions or queries.
All children’s online education journals (Tapestry) are completed by the end of July and sent to parents. Any paperwork which supported the child whilst they attended the setting gets sent to school. This provides the school with all the relevant information before the child starts.
Some schools will arrange visits with us to come and see the children within their nursery environment.
If your child has additional needs we can arrange a meeting with the receiving school to support a smooth transition and to give clear picture of need and provision that is required to be in place in the new setting.
If we identify, alongside specialist services that a young person is likely to require support above that is typically available in a mainstream school, for a prolonged period of time, we will ask your permission to apply for an application for an Education, Health and Care (EHC), leading to a statutory EHC Plan. We will do this in a timely manner to ensure that your child has the support they need on entry to school.