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.
You will be allocated a key worker who will be your point of contact most of the time (as we work a shift system you may miss each other on drop off and collection times occasionally).
Your key worker will be the person who will support you and your child for the settling visits, take notes of all information regarding your child. Your key worker will keep your child’s Learning Journal up to date, making observations of their progress through all the different areas of learning and ensuring that appropriate planning is in place to ensure that your child has steps to follow to encourage their learning and development.
It is your key worker who will be available for you to have a chat with at our regular parents evenings, which are always relaxed informal affairs, looked forward to by all.