The settling process for your child will be discussed at your initial interview with the Preschool Manager. A minimum of two transition visits is expected before your child starts so they can get to know the teachers and the environment. On your child’s first day at Preschool we recommend you allow time to settle your child and to familiarise yourself with Preschool procedures. On arrival at the Preschool you will be met by a member of the teaching team, who will assist you with where to put your child’s things and how to sign in and out each day.
Each child in the Preschool is allocated a ‘Primary Caregiver’ or ‘Key Teacher’ for the purposes of providing a safe, secure introduction to the Centre. Our morning programme is structured to allow time for this settling process. We plan a settling time between 8:30am and 9:00am. We ask that by 9.00am everyone is in and settled ready for our Morning meeting which marks the start of our Preschool day. We appreciate everyone’s support in making meeting times as free of interruptions as possible.
Your child’s first day at Preschool is exciting for them, however for many children it is a first experience of care outside the family home. We encourage all parents to discuss with the Preschool Manager the most suitable settling in programme for your child. Your child is welcome to bring a favourite cuddly toy to support them in the settling process.