We ask parents to contact us a few weeks before their child is due to start attending Busikids to arrange settling in visits for both their child and themselves. We offer a minimum of two, one hour, visits and are happy to offer further visits as necessary to help 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.
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.
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 at the nursery, for example moving to a new room, Busikids staff will fully support each child through this process in the following ways