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How to help settle your child into Day Care

Helping your child settle into Day Care is important to us, as we believe that each child and family is different, therefore we don’t have a ‘one size fits all’ induction programme.
We offer up to 3 hours of settling in time, which you may break down depending on the needs of your child. Transition visits allow your child to visit our Day Care, get to know their key worker, to familiarise themselves with the environment and to start forming friendships with other children.
Your first visit will allow you and your child to spend time together in Day Care. Your key worker will find out as much about your child as you’d like to share (routines, foods, likes, dislikes, favourite activities). It is also a great time for you and your child’s key worker to discuss the best way to support your child’s transition from home into Day Care.
A further visit will be arranged when you will be encouraged to leave your child for about 15 to 30 minutes. This is important as it lets your child know that you are going for a short period of time but will be back. This gives us an indication of how future visits should be scheduled.