How to suppport your child at Creative Corner

It is essential for you to spend time with your child in order to familiarise yourself and your child with the staff and surroundings. For most children this will take several visits together. We require parents to complete a minimum of two visits with their child. This applies especially to babies up to 18 months who may be experiencing "stranger anxiety" and need extra time to get to know the teachers who will care for them.
Children may bring a special toy or blanket for bedtime. To help us provide continuity in the care of your child you will be asked to complete a “Child Daily Routines Form” to tell us about your child’s usual routines and preferences. Please ensure you fill in the “Me” sheet on enrolment to help teachers familiarise themselves with your child and your family.

May we suggest some ways of making separation easier?

  • Try to start with short visits so the child can gradually get to know us.
  • When leaving your child, try to spend some time playing with him/her before you go.
  • Give your child some time to adjust to being at the Centre.
  • Please feel free to ask staff about how your child has settled.
  • Please do not disappear. Let your child know when you are leaving and when you will return eg. after lunch, after mat time. Be positive say good bye and leave. Ring us if you are concerned about how your child has settled, we are only a phone call away.
  • You are welcome in our centre at any time during the hours we are open.
  • We believe that each child is unique and will settle in their own way some may take a longer time than others.
  • Visiting grandparents and relations may also like to see the children at play in their pre-school surrounding and are most welcome.