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Settling in

We want children to feel safe, stimulated, and happy at Nippertime Preschool and to feel secure and comfortable with staff. We also want parents to have confidence in both their children’s well being and their role as active partners with Nippertime.


We aim to make Nippertime a welcome place where children settle quickly and easily because consideration has been given to the individual needs and circumstances of children and their families.

See our settling in techniques

Information and facilities

Before a child starts to attend at Nippertime, we use a variety of ways to provide his/her parents with information. These include written information including our prospectus. In addition, we email our virtual tour. Tours can be arranged for out of session hours



Staff photos are emailed to parents before they start


Reduced hours

When a child starts to attend, we start with a shorter session, 09:40 to 13:00, for a couple of weeks. We then speak to the parents to see if they are happy for their child to attend the normal session hours, 09:15 to 14:30


Saying goodbye

Children say goodbye to their parents at the main door.


Updating you

We then phone the parents during the session to inform them on how their child is doing


Making friends

If needed the new child is buddied up with an older child to help them settle

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