We allocate each child a keyworker who will be responsible for helping them settle and taking them forward on their journey of exploration and learning. Each child has an online learning journal kept charting their progression. Regular appointments will be offered to parents/carers to share overviews and to set next steps for children to be working towards.
We provide information in our lobby area on all of our policies. We also offer a box of books that the children can read whilst waiting or even take them home as we love to be able to help foster a love of reading.
Children are marked in the register as they are welcomed – here they also self register by finding their name and place it on a box in which they put all their belongings. It is then time to find something to do – they may choose to do a drawing, read a book or play with some of the toys. We offer free flow throughout the session and allow the children plenty of time to see their activities through to a conclusion. Children are able to access their snack at any time during the morning (up until 11.30) and all children eating their lunch sit down together with members of staff to eat.