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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What Happens If I want my Child to start at WigWams Nursery?
If you would like your child to start at our Nursery then please contact us by email or telephone to check availability. A member of staff will then direct you to our Information pack and Registration documents which can be found at the bottom of this webpage. The documents can be printed out and sent or emailed across to us. Please return your forms as quickly as possible to guarantee your child's place.
How do you transition new children into Nursery life?
We realise starting your child into Nursery can be an anxious time, therefore we have devised the following process to ensure a quick and smooth transition: Upon receiving your registration documents, we allocate your child a Key Person (a designated special carer), who will contact you to arrange a home visit shortly before your start date.The purpose of the home visit is to enable the Key person to get to know you and your child better (for e.g their interests, usual care routine) in a familiar setting. During the home visit you will be given a welcome pack and arrangements will be made for you to have a few trial sessions. The trials allow your child to gradually become accustomed to the Nursery. Parents, carers or close relatives, usually stay with their children for these first few sessions to help them with the settling in process. On the last day the key person will spend some individual time with you to answer any questions and to discuss how your child is getting on. The key person will then continue to provide additional support to your child until they are fully transitioned into the Nursery.
How much contact do you have with Parents / Carers?
Throughout your child’s time at WigWams, we will continue to make regular contact with you about your child’s development. We understand that you know your child better than anyone else and we want to hear your thoughts and opinions. We really believe in the importance of good communications between staff, parents, carers and children. Contact will be made through your child’s key person before and after sessions, parent groups, parent’s evenings, key person meetings, newsletters, questionnaires, and feedback forms. We also hold activities which we encourage parents to join in – such as fun days and end of term parties.
Is my Child Eligible for Funding?
All children are currently eligible for 15 hours FREE term time CHILDCARE the term after their 3rd Birthday (From September 2017, this will increase to 30 Hours per week for many working families). Many 2 year olds are also now entitled to 15 hours free childcare (if your household income is below £16,190 and you claim certain benefits).There are also reduction in fees through Working Tax Credit or Care to Learn Grants. If you are interested in finding out if you are eligible please call the office.