Starting Nursery

Starting Nursery
To arrange a visit to view the nursery with your child, please contact the nursery directly, or to register for a place complete our Registration Form and hand this into the nursery.

Home visit
Once you have registered for a place at the nursery, a member of the nursery team will arrange to visit you and your child at home to find out more about your child’s needs so that we ensure we provide appropriate support and activities and to answer any questions you may have.

Settling visit
To support a smooth transition to nursery, FSN offers the opportunity for settling visits where you will meet your child’s keyperson and the nursery team and find out about activities and the routine of the nursery day. You can stay with your child, or leave them for a short period so that they get used to being in the nursery whilst also knowing you will be returning. The visits give us an opportunity to complete all of the necessary documentation to ensure the safety of your child.

Your first day at nursery
We ask that all children are supplied with the following as appropriate for their age and stage of development:-

 

A named bag containing:
  • Nappies
  • Wipes
  • Appropriate clothing (sun hat, wellington boots)
  • A change of clothing
  • A coat/jacket/cardigan
  • A healthy packed lunch – we ask that you do not send in any nut products (peanut butter etc.) to avoid risks for children with nut allergies

The nursery will provide milk, water and snacks daily.


We aim to keep the children clean and provide aprons, but we ask that you do not send your child to nursery in their ‘best’ clothes as we offer messy play daily such as art, gardening, and outdoor mud play.

 

SuccessES


"I feel more open in front of other people now"
"I'm less stressed, more confident"
"I feel good about myself - I am amazing"
"I found people that have experienced the same, it's good to talk to them"
"I've learnt little things that I can do"
"It's helped me talk to people and to make friends"

- My Time Now young people's comments

"Attending the course helped with isolation and I built friendship groups. Given me confidence to take the next steps in my life"
"The Family Learning courses were invaluable to my children, we have learnt skills, bonded more as a family. I am very grateful to FSN!"
"I've learnt more about myself and others and more relaxed in groups. Discovered the real me! The tutor is inspirational and very caring. Being encouraged to volunteer has been an amazing and beneficial experience"

- Community Learning attendees

"The Community Learning courses have been a valuable resource for our clients looking to improve their mental health and wellbeing, as well as providing insight to self-management/coping strategies to build resilience. Our clients have reported they have found them interesting, informative and easy to engage with due to the welcoming and supportive staff and informal setting."

- Community Connectors, Southdown

It was really nice to meet other families In our group, in the same situation as us, "I was terrified to start with but it was an extremely fun day"
"My little girl has really benefitted from being with other young people in similar situations. She knows she is not alone and it's ok to be sad and angry. She talks about Nanna now a lot more"
"Dragonflies has made an invaluable difference to my son, I think he was in a dark place and Dragonflies has let the light shine for him again

- Dragonflies parent/carer comments

"Volunteering at the Health and Wellbeing drop ins I have supported attendees with engaging into activities, not only at FSN but in the local community. It’s great to have access to all the activities and information not only for our service users but also for myself. I really enjoy supporting the community and being part of the hub team!
“I have come along and attended various courses at FSN but also attended the computer and Health and Wellbeing drop ins. Coming here as made me in such a better place, everyone is so supportive! I feel so much more confident, I have found myself again. I love it here!"

- Health and Wellbeing Hubs