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by Alison Buist

10 Apr 23

Settling into Nursery

Settling a child into nursery can be an exciting yet nerve-wracking experience for both the child and the parent. For the child, it may be the first time they are away from their parents for an extended period of time, which can sometimes trigger separation anxiety. For the parent, they may worry about how their child will adapt to the new environment, whether they will make friends and if they will receive proper care and attention.

To calm the nerves of both the child and parent, Smallworld Nursery has a settling-in process, where the child can attend two on-hour visits free of charge.  This allows the child to get familiar with the environment, the staff, and the routines at their own pace. During this time, parents are encouraged to stay with their child, allowing the child to build trust with the staff and gradually become more comfortable.

Smallworld Nursery provides a welcoming and nurturing environment, with friendly staff who are trained to deal with separation anxiety and other emotional issues. They will also provide a range of activities to keep the child engaged, such as playtime, storytime, and arts and crafts, to help them settle in and feel more comfortable.

With our approach and support, both the child and parents can feel reassured and confident that their child is in good hands and the transition is as smooth as possible.