Settling in / Nursery Procedure

Your child’s first day- settling in

The staff are aware that this may be your child’s first experience of separation from you and can be difficult for you and your child. To help make this a little easier we ask parents to spend approximately one hour with their child on their first day. If you are unable to stay in the first day, maybe there is someone else such as an aunt, uncle, grandparents or close friend who will help to settle your child in. All children settle in at their own pace so don’t worry if it takes a while for your child to settle. Once your child is happy and settled, you can leave knowing that your child is in safe hands.

Arrival and Collection of Children

Children arrive between 8.45-9am for the morning session and 12.30-12.45pm for the afternoon session. It is expected that a responsible adult aged 16 or over will bring your child to the nursery and collect them at the end of the session. In the interest of your child’s safety you should inform the Head of Centre or key worker if your child is to be collected by someone not known to the centre staff. On arrival the adult must sign your child in and sign them out upon collecting your child. Please ask a member of staff if you are unsure where the signing in/out sheets is.

Emergency Contact

Please keep us informed of any changes of address, telephone number or emergency contact so that our records are kept up to date.
If your child becomes unwell during the nursery day we will inform you by telephone.
If hospital treatment is required, then the parents or agreed emergency contact will be informed. The child will be taken to hospital. If neither is available Senior Management will assume responsibility for medical treatment.


We would encourage parents/carers to use the place your child has been allocated at all times. We do understand however that this is not always possible due to illness, etc. If your child is not going to attend nursery please phone and inform staff within the first 30 minutes of the session. This is the guidance from the Scottish Social Services Council for Child Protection. If there is no explanation for absence the nursery shall contact you.

On these occasions please phone the nursery to inform us on 01475 715759.

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