Getting your child settled

We understand how difficult it can be for parents to leave their child with a childminder to return to work. So we will work with you to ensure your child is settled, and you are happy with the care we are providing.

We like to organise one or two settling-in sessions: the first, for parent and child together, and a second, where the parent may leave the child for up to an hour to ease them into the environment. These sessions will be prior to signing the contract. This gives you the opportunity to provide us with lots of information about the child: their likes and dislikes, routines, and favourite activities, etc. It gives us the opportunity to start to build a relationship with you and your child, and to understand the needs and wishes of you both.

When leaving your child for the contracted hours, we are happy for you to stay until you feel that your child is settled. Each child is different and some children will take longer than others to settle. We will work with you to support your child through this transition period, and will try to make it as easy as possible.

It is important that you and your child are relaxed and happy in our home, and with the care we provide. You may find it helpful to call us during the day to find out how your child is doing. We also have a webcam in the playroom so you can look in on them while you are at work.
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