Securing a place for your child at Busikids
Once you have chosen Busikids for your child, we just ask you to complete a registration form and pay a one off fee of £50 to secure your booking.
Charlotte, the Nursery Manager will then send you confirmation of your place and a receipt of the fee paid, if applicable.
You will also receive a parent contract to read and sign, an information and medical form to complete regarding details about your child and a parent handbook for your information.
We like the completed forms to be returned to us as soon as possible, or brought along to the settling visit if you are starting with us quite quickly, to ensure we keep records up to date.
We will then contact you close to the date of your child starting at nursery to discuss and arrange your settling in visits, which will be made with your allocated key worker.
Please see more about Settling visits
Settling In Visits
We like to contact you about a month before your start date to arrange at least two settling in visits.
These will generally be one or two weeks before your start date, the first visit will be about an hour long and we ask you and your child to come in to play, familiarise yourselves with the room, the other children and staff members.
During this time you will be able to spend time with your key worker who will ask you a variety of questions regarding the routines, likes and dislikes of your child and your own preferences regarding all aspects of their care and welfare.
The second visit usually consists of the parent/s settling their child and leaving them with us for up to an hour, to see how both the child and their parent/s manage without each other, this can often be more emotional for the parent than for the child! But do not worry we are here for the whole family and will support you the best we can!
If you feel that you or your child need more time to settle in we are more than happy to book these visits in as needed.
It is important to be positive when leaving your child. Anxieties you may be feeling may be detected by your child which will not aid settling in.
The nursery team work hard to be aware of problems a parent and child can experience during initial separation and are here to help you through this period. To make the transition between nursery and home easier during the first few weeks at nursery we would ask you to arrive at the nursery with enough time to give staff a hand over with details of your child’s current well-being and behaviour.
Your first day at Busikids
For your child’s first day at nursery you may need: a supply of nappies, wipes and any nappy creams used. You can bring this in on your child’s visits, or on their first day.
If your child is having breakfast at 8am you will need to bring this in a labelled container for cereal we operate a no nuts and no chocolate policy at Busikids, or bread for toast, ideally breakfast is offered before
8.30 am except in the Duckling room.
As with the nappies and wipes you can bring in their breakfast daily or in the packet.
Any milk or formula, or meals (if weaning) they may be having that is different from ours, will need to be labelled, dated and in a sealed container.
All the items below will also be required, along with any clean, labelled comforters.
Simple clothing children can manage themselves enables children to gain their independence and confidence more easily and to enable them to put on and take off their outdoor clothes as independently as possible.
Many of the activities we provide are “messy” and although aprons are worn accidents still happen.
We therefore ask that children are ‘dressed for mess’ rather than in their ‘best’ clothes.
We ask you to provide at least one full change of clothes every day (more if they are potty training).
Weather appropriate clothes are a necessity please.
During the summer months we also ask for sun hat and (Busikids will supply Nivea sun cream, SPF 50), and during the winter month’s boots, scarf, coats, hat and gloves.