Settling in and transitions

Settling in to nursery is vital for the whole family.We work in partnership with parent/carers and arrange several settling in sessions before you start. You child is allocated a key person who deals with you and your child backed up by the rest of the team. We ask for information  on your child's routine and any special requirements you may wish us to follow.

When the time comes to move to the next room we ensure settling in is done n a similar way, with your child going on visits with their key person to meet the new room staff and children. We once again work closely with parent/carers to ensure your child is moved at the right time.

We learn through play at Wishing Well

We learn through play at Wishing Well. We want your child to experience and learn as much as they can all in play so they enjoy their learning.

We follow the Early Years Foundation stage, which is the government framework. We have a circle of learning. Each child has their own key person member of staff. They will observe, monitor and plan individual next steps for each child working closely with parents and taking into account children’s interests.

The learning goes on both inside nursery and also outside. We value outdoor play and ensure children play out as much as possible. We have a play area which is wet pour, a story area, sand and mud pits, a grassed area and easy to reach allotments for the children to grow  fruits,herbs and vegetables. We also have a grassed area with artificial grass so it can be accessed all year round.


Planning for your child

We plan to make children's learning effective, exciting, progressive, varied and fun.

We observe children, asses their development and then plan next steps with the support from parents/carers to ensure all children develop to their full potential and are ready for school.