Nursery Life

Settling in to Nursery Life

Settling In

We make sure that children are safe, happy and inspired in our nursery. This focus extends to you too. From the very start of your story with us you’ll be part of the Edenfield family, and just before your child begins their early years learning, we’ll invite them to some settling in sessions.

The First Day

We’re very experienced in being there for the children when parents say goodbye for the first time. A swift and reassuring goodbye is recommended and most children settle into the day quickly after, but we’ll always let you know if that isn’t the case.

If English isn’t your child’s first language, it’s a really good idea to leave us a list of words to use when talking to your child. This helps them settle in quickly and feel understood. And of course, you can call us anytime to see how your child is doing.

We will also give you a list of things to bring on your first day, but if you have any questions about anything, please do get in touch with us.

Key Person

As they progress through our nursery, your child will have their very own key person and key team throughout every chapter of their story with us. They will meet your child’s individual needs and work with you to ensure your child adapts well to new stages of nursery, whether that’s settling in when they first start or preparing them to leave for school.

We know your child is ready to take that promising first step and begin their story with us when our nursery, team members and your child’s key person become familiar to them, and they start to engage with other children in activities.

Your key person and key team will get to know your child and plan thought-provoking activities and learning experiences based on their individual needs. The team will also use our online learning journals to share photos with you and celebrate your child’s progress.

Keeping you updated

We believe that parents who get involved in their child’s early years education truly enhance it, so we work closely with you to develop a meaningful and communicative partnership. This involves letting you know the key parts of your child’s day with us, from activities and daily routines to the food they have eaten.

We will update you on their progress during daily chats, and through our learning journals and discuss their development in more detail with you at parents’ evenings.

Let us Nurture, Develop and Inspire Your Child