Each child is given a key worker and placed in the age-appropriate room. You will be allocated a key worker on the first day of your child starting as you, your child and the key worker bond whilst completing a form ‘all about me’. This gives the child a sense of belonging. The key worker will be responsible for keeping records and monitoring your child’s progress.Whilst all staff will be familiar with your child, their key worker will be your point of contact in the nursery. You will be able to discuss your child’s progress and receive regular updates from this member of the team.

Key workers work closely with parents to ensure the child’s needs are been met and that you the parent are updated regularly as to how your child is settling in and developing in the nursery.

Sharing information– parents receive regular updates about their child’s progress and are invited in several times a year to meet their child’s key person. Parents are also encouraged to take part in nursery life where possible.

An understanding of your child’s likes, dislikes and routines are discussed as part of your child’s settling in period. This allows us to offer activities and experiences that are stimulating and exciting relevant to your child.

At Orchard Day  Nursery it is important for us to work closely and share a good relationship with you as parents/carers. We therefore believe in an open-door policy where you are always welcome to come and speak to us. We look forward to meeting parents during parent evenings  and encourage you to suggest ideas or share any information/news about your child’s progress both at nursery or at home.