Muddy Boots operates a Key Person system, whereby each child and their family has a designated team member who will take lead responsibility for the relationship between the family and the nursery.
You know your child best and we are committed to working with you to make sure your child settles in to nursery life as quickly and as easily as possible. In order to help your child settle in when they first join the nursery Muddy Boots offers;
A Home Visit – Prior to starting sessions at nursery, we endeavour to visit every child in their home, an environment where they feel safe and secure. This will usually be the Nursery Manager or Deputy Manager and the child’s Key Person. This provides an ideal opportunity for paperwork to be fully completed, comprehensive information sharing between nursery and parents, and for parents to ask any questions or discuss concerns they may have.
Settling In Visits – Prior to the first full day of attendance, arrangements will be made for two ‘settling in’ visits at the nursery, so that the child and parent can meet the team and visit the room in which the child will be based.
- The first settling in visit lasts around an hour and requires the parent to remain with the child.
- During the second settling in visit, we encourage the parent to leave the child in the room on their own. This visit usually lasts 2 hours.
- Third and subsequent visits may be made prior to full attendance commencing. These can be either made in advance or agreed at the time if felt necessary. These additional settling in sessions can be booked as half or full days and are chargeable at the usual rates.