Thank you for your interest in Busy Bees Nursery. We know that leaving your child is a very big step and it can be very upsetting when your child first goes to a new nursery. Here are some simple steps on how to settle your child into Busy Bees:
1. Let your child become comfortable
Visit our facilities at least twice with your child before they start. This gives them a chance to become comfortable with the new environment. Our "settling in" period varies according to the individual child. However, this is the time when your child is first introduced to the new arrangements. On the first visit in week one you can stay with your child at the nursery. Then introduce your child to spending time there without you. Leave them for one or two hours, then a half day, and finally a full day if required. We are fully supportive in this approach.
If you have chosen a nanny to take the child into the setting, make sure that they have been informed of the preferred method.
2. Let the Teacher and Assistants take charge
In the initial stages, you will probably spend time with the child and teacher together as they get to know each other. During this period, let the teacher take responsibility for your child. It will give your child the chance to get used to a new face and voice and understand that mummy or daddy are happy with this new person in their life.
3. Pack a comfort toy
Make sure that a comfort toy, like a favourite toy or blanket, is available for your child to hug when you have gone. This will give them reassurance and they will feel happy to see something that they are attached to and that they recognize.
4. Quick hug and go!
When you drop off your loved one, try not to hang around, lavishing hugs and kisses on the child. This will only make it harder when you have to go. The best thing to do is let them know that you are going, give them a quick hug and then say goodbye.
5. Be upbeat!
Do not let your child see you looking sad and heartbroken when you leave them. Your child will pick up on your mood and will find it even harder to cope when you leave. Be positive and make your farewell as upbeat as possible, leaving your child to have lots of fun in our care.
Call us anytime you feel the need 44472319 / 66563265
We are here to serve you and to give you a quiet peace of mind. The Nursery Staff will happily check on your child's progress for the day whenever you wish. We will be honest and give you the latest update.