Settling in

  • We feel that the more information we have about your child before they start at the setting, the better we can ensure that we are offering appropriate support to ensure a smooth transition.

  • In term six we hold a new parent’s evening, this is an informal evening where you will get the chance to meet the team, to have a tour and to discuss any concerns or information with us that may support a smooth transition in to Acorns.

  • For the children, we offer a Saturday taster session. This offers them a chance to play both inside and out in the garden, to explore some of our resources, and to meet the staff team. This will help the children to start to familiarise themselves with Acorns.

  • If you have any concerns or feel your child may need extra support, in any area, we welcome your information and guidance. Please feel free to call Dena anytime in term six to discuss this.

  • We offer home visits for any children that may benefit by being more familiar with an adult before starting, and the staff team contact their key children’s parents by phone in the summer holidays to discuss any concerns.

  • If your child attends another pre-school we may visit to meet your child and to chat to the staff team to see what they currently have in place to support your child. We continue to liaise with any shared settings throughout the year to support consistency of care.

  • During new parent’s evening you will receive our ‘New Parent’s pack’ which gives you information on Acorns, including practical tips and hints, structure of the day and policies and procedures. In the pack you will find a page entitled ‘Child Profile’ this requests that you give us as much information as you possibly can about your child, we ask that any concerns, or information that may help us deliver a smooth transition is written in detail for us, we may contact you for further information if necessary.

  • Please remember that if you have any concern, no matter how small, please speak to us, this will help us to ensure your child has a smooth transition in to Acorns.