Preparing to start with us here at Busikids
First of all, once you have secured your place, we will contact you a few weeks before your child is due to start attending to arrange settling in visits. We offer a minimum of two, one hour, visits and are happy to offer further visits as necessary to help with settling in.
For the first visit we expect the parent/s to attend with their child to enable them to have a chat with their key worker to discuss all those little things that are so important in their child's day, from normal routines to their likes and dislikes, any ailments or allergies and any other relevant issues, this also shows your child that we are all friends and that this is a lovely safe environment.
On the second visit we expect parents to leave their child in our care, for up to an hour, to play and familiarise themselves with their play area, key worker and other staff.
If possible we ask the visits are not around the child’s sleep or meal times, as it will make it easier for the child to settle if they are well fed and rested.
If two visits are felt to be sufficient the child will start attending regularly shortly after the last visit, otherwise further visits will be arranged to ensure both the child and parents are comfortable.
We are more than happy for parents to telephone through the day for their reassurance, at any time, we can also send pictures of your little one via the Parent Zone portal.
Supporting transitions in the nursery
Busikids support all children in the nursery with any transitions they may be encountering. If the transition is due to occur within the nursery, for example moving to a new room, Busikids staff fully support each child through this process in the following ways: