Settling In

We encourage parents to follow a settling in period the week before your official requested start date.

During the first settle ( approx 1hour) you are invited to stay with you child in the playroom and take the opportunity to meet the playroom staff, discover more about the routines of the day whilst sharing your child’s needs, interests and personal routine with the staff. 

Another two visits in that week increase in time.  During these settles where possible we encourage you to leave your child in the care of the staff to explore the playroom with the other children before they join the nursery the following week.  These steps help your child gain a little familiarity with their new surroundings and gives them a taste of what is available.

All children are different and some settle quickly where others take longer and prefer parents to stay for several days. We want your child to feel safe and secure within the nursery and for your peace of mind also, so we will not hurry you away. For babies a brief written down account of their routine at home is very useful as we try to adhere to this as closely as possible to minimise any upset.

Key Worker

Each child is allocated a key worker who will be involved in the settling in process, this member of staff will be responsible for the observations, planning and scaffolding of care and learning experiences to meet the individual needs of your child. 

They will track and monitor your child’s progress and consult with you regularly about this as well as offering you the opportunity to view 4 summative updates per year as well as a formal feedback twice per year at parents evening.  The benefits of this type of engagement are encouraged at national level:

“The key person meets the needs of every child in their care and responds sensitively to their feelings, ideas and behaviour. They offer security, reassurance and continuity, and are usually responsible for feeding, changing and comforting the child.

The key person helps children to develop relationships with members of staff and other children. They skilfully observe children in their play, their relationships and in day-to-day activities, in order to inform future opportunities and experiences that best meet the needs and interests of children.  The key person system also enables informed and sensitive communication with the child, family and other agencies”.

– Scottish Government Pre Birth To Three Guidance.


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Little Flowers Nursery
Little Flowers Limited
Registered office:
2 Victoria Place, Rutherglen
Glasgow
G73 2JP
Company No. SC288529
Email: info@littleflowersnursery.com

Phone: 0141 886 6123
Mobile: 07947 593 264

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