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Stepping Stones

20 Claremount Road

Boothtown
Halifax

West Yorkshire

HX3 6JQ

Tel:- 01422 323231

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20 Claremount Road, Boothtown
Halifax, West Yorkshire

HX3 6JQ

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CALLING ALL PARENTS AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.
Let's get collecting!

Stepping Stones are now collecting for Active Kids 2015 so please bring your Sainsbury's vouchers into the Nursery and pop them in the box in the entrance. Let's see if we can get the children some nice new equipment!


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Helping The Children


At Stepping Stones we understand how parents feel and you can be assured our nursery teams members are experienced at helping you and your child settle in, making it an easy and enjoyable experience for both of you.

Creating a warm, familiar welcome

To ensure that you and your child benefit from a two-way relationship with Stepping Stones we encourage families to take an active role in nursery life. By arranging convenient times for you to make a few short visits to your nursery, you will be able to familiarise yourself with the surroundings and start building a relationship with the nursery team.

You will also have the opportunity to meet your child’s Key Person. This is the individual who will guide you through the settling in process, will be responsible for your child’s development and welfare and who will be your main point of contact at the nursery.

You can provide them with details of your child’s preferences and any particular requirements so that their Key Person will be able to welcome and quickly settle your child into nursery life.

Stepping Stones has an open door policy for parents and you are always welcome to come and spend some time in nursery with your little one.

Preparing for a new experience

In the weeks prior to the ‘big day’ it can help to talk to your child about the new experience they are about to embark upon, mentioning all the new and exciting things they will be doing and the people they will meet. Even babies will pick up on the positive messages you give about this transition.You can also read books about ‘the first day’ with your child to prepare them for the experience. ‘My First Day at Nursery’ by Becky Edwards and Anthony Flintoff and ‘Maisy Goes to Playschool’ are two that have been tried and tested by some of our parents.

If this is the first time your child is going to be separated from you, you could also help them prepare for this by spending short periods of time apart in the run up to their first day.

On the day

We will spend quality time getting to know your child on their first day, providing relaxed opportunities for them to choose what they play with, observing what makes them tick, their personality, likes and dislikes.

This interaction is invaluable to your Key Person and informs them what experiences, activities, opportunities and/or games to plan for your child as they begin to settle in, discover and grow.

Do try not to be too anxious about leaving your child if he or she is crying. Our team of staff are hugely experienced in dealing with these situations and have strategies to help them (they might even share them with you if you ask nicely!). The most effective way of parting is to smile and clearly explain that you will see them later. As hard as it may be, aim not to prolong the goodbye. In our experience it is better for your child as they can then focus on getting on with their day! Of course we are always happy to arrange extra settling-in sessions if either you or we feel these would be beneficial.

Who is my child’s Key Person?

It is widely acknowledged that children settle more easily when home and nursery are ‘joined up’ and this is the principle behind our Key Person approach.Your child’s Key Person has a special responsibility to take the lead in all aspects of care, learning and development for your child.

They will also give you a firm point of contact within the nursery, someone with whom you may discuss changes to care routines or events that may affect your child. Each Key Person only works with a small number of children, giving them the opportunity to make each one feel safe and cared for and giving them the time to build important relationships with their parents. Your child will also have a second Key Person to ensure that when their main Key Person is away, there is a familiar and trusted person who knows your child well. Specifically a Key Person develops a secure and trusting relationship with the children and families they are responsible for which includes:

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