Children can be registered for First Steps Nursery as soon as you decide you would like them to attend. We encourage you to read the website and prospectus and come for a visit to get a good feel for what we can offer your child.
When your child starts at First Steps we encourage you to stay, if you wish, and absorb the relaxed, family atmosphere your child will encounter within the setting. Groups are kept small and intimate, with a high ratio of staff to children maintained at all times to enable each child to receive outstanding care and attention.
First Steps runs a pre-visit system which is designed to help each child settle into the nursery environment. A few weeks before your child is due to start at First Steps you will be invited to come along and meet your child’s Key Person. This provides the opportunity for you to share vital information about your child with your Key Person and allow your child some time to explore the environment while you are close by.
After this initial visit further visits will be arranged and will provide the opportunity for you to leave your child in our care for short periods of time to help them become familiar with the surroundings. We adapt the settling-in process to meet the needs of each child.