Your child is embarking on the first stage of their journey at Ash Grange and we will work in partnership with you to make it a happy and exciting one, meeting your child’s personal and developmental needs. Families are very important to us and we welcome all members of your family to our events and activities. We value and respect the crucial role you play in your child’s learning. We create an induction programme to enable your child to settle in well and be happy to stay and learn.
Your child’s key worker will come to your home for a visit to see your child in their familiar surroundings. At this visit we will inform you when your child will be starting. There are different options available depending on a child’s needs. These may include :
Each child has unique needs and in partnership with parents and key worker, an appropriate set of visits will be agreed.
During the settling in period we encourage the children to play and explore their surroundings, meeting the other children and interact with the team. These sessions allow the child to become familiar with our setting and routines. This opportunity will also allow your child's key worker time to chat with you and your child so that key information can be shared. The key person system is where each member of our team is responsible for a small number of children throughout their time in Nursery.
This key person takes responsibility for observing, assessing and recording each child’s development which is regularly shared and discussed with you. Many of our key workers have been with us for several years and all are skilled Early Years practitioners. Having a key person helps your child settle in, and gives you confidence that a consistent person really knows and understands your child.