I understand how difficult
it is for parents to leave their child and return to work. I will
therefore work with you to ensure your child is settled and that you are happy
with the care that I am to provide.
I like to organise
settling in sessions for the parents and child. This gives you the opportunity
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. It also gives me the
opportunity to 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. Some children do take longer than
others to settle and some settle quickly then become distressed a few weeks
into 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.
Some parents find it
helpful to call me during the day to find out how their child is doing. I m
happy to take your calls but I am sometimes not able to talk for a long time or
even answer the phone if I am attending to a child’s personal needs for example
changing a child’s nappy, so please do not panic if you call if you call and
there is no answer please leave a message and I will get right back to you.
If you have any concerns
or queries regarding this policy please do not hesitate to discuss them with