I have a range of policies and procedures in place which set out the way I work.
All policies and procedures are available to you within my portfolio, which can be e-mailed or posted.
Before children start at Little Squiggles, each parent receives a copy of my portfolio and it will be updated immediately if any changes are made.
My policies include
Accident and emergency policy/procedures
Data Protection Policy / Retention Policy for GDPR
Safety and risk assessment policy
Working with parents policy
I always take the time to meet and interact with all my new children and parents before they start with me.
It is also a good opportunity for parents to see me in the setting, interacting with other children, which helps parents make an informed choice about the services offered and the way in which they are delivered.
By meeting with you and discussing your child’s needs we can help them to settle into the setting as smoothly as possible. This is important for both the child and the parents, as it can be emotional and distressing the first few times you leave your child.
As a part of the settling in process, I am more than happy to work with parents and offer settling in sessions. Children can be left for an hour or two building up to leaving them for increasing lengths of time.. I am also happy to do a home visit as this sometimes helps the settling in process helping the child familiarise themselves with me in their own environment. I leave this completely up to parent to decide what they feel is best for them and the child.