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"Creates an environment where parents and children feel like home - safe and happy" (anon pss 2015)
Every child is offered a home visit before they start nursery. We believe this is very important as it helps us get to know you and your child in familiar home surroundings, away from the busy-ness of the classroom. These visits last about half an hour and from this staff will arrange your actual starting date.
Your child's first day in the nursery will be just for an hour or so and you must stay with him/her. This is a gentle introduction that is not too daunting for everyone.
Starting at nursery school is a great adventure but it is also a new and busy world for a young child with many unknown adults and children to get to know.
Every child settles at a different rate and it could be several weeks before your child it happy to let you leave. The length of time you stay is negotiated between you and the staff as you are the one that knows your child best.
Please do not be upset if your child cries a little at first separation- it is perfectly natural. Also some children settle quite happily but find separation difficult at a later date when the novelty wears off!
We try to make the starting at nursery a happy time for everyone and this is why it may take several weeks before your child is staying for the whole session.
'My son started nursery in Sept 2015 as an anxious little boy. Due to the help, guidance and support he is well on the way to being a confident little boy. The teaching and support staff are amazing. I love everything about Robert Owen Nursery. (LC PS2016)
"N had the most wonderful experience at Robert Owen and it really felt as though the teachers and centre spent so much time understanding and caring for the kids" (parent quote Oct 2014)
"As soon as my son started at Robert Owen I raised my concerns about his behaviour and straight away I was listened to and taken seriously and got the help I have been asking for, for a long time from doctors and health visitors. Its the first time I feel like someone has listened to me and I am so grateful" (Parent CS March 2017)