Settling in Policy

Settling in policy

As a parent myself, I understand how difficult it is for parents to leave their child with a childminder.  It is important that your child is settled and that you are happy with the care I am to provide.

Settling in sessions for the parents and child give us all an opportunity to get to know each other.   It gives you the chance to provide me with lots of information about your child, their likes and dislikes, routines, favourite activities, how to comfort them if they become upset and how they have reacted when left before. I can start to build a relationship with you and your child and to understand both your needs and wishes.

I am happy for you to stay until you feel that your child is settled. I appreciate that some children will take longer to settle than others, whilst others settle quickly then can become upset a few weeks into the placement.  I will work with you to support your child through this transition period and make it as easy as possible. It is important that you and your child are relaxed and happy in my home and with the care I provide.

I am happy for parents to contact me during the day to find out how their child is.  Please do not be concerned if I do not answer your call as I may be changing a nappy or otherwise engaged with a child.  I will return your call as soon as I am able.

Policy created- 14.1.18

Reviewed date- 1.1.2022