The Little Dragons telephone number has now changed to 0118 9044638
Hidden away behind the offices on the Bath Road Reading you will find our colourful and fun filled nursery. See for yourself...
Please read our November newsletter for all of the end of year nursery news.
Settling in sessions
Once the deposit payment has been received the child’s allocated key person will contact the parent to arrange the first settling in session. We like to book these sessions over a two week period before the start date so that there isn’t a big gap between visits and starting. We require the children to attend 3 settling in sessions and there is no charge made for this attendance.
We encourage parents to stay on site for the first two visits each of which are an hour long, you will be required to fill in the necessary starter paperwork during the first visit and have time to talk about routines and daily nursery life. These visits are also a good opportunity for the child to see the parent bond with the staff so reinforcing their own new bond with their key person and become at ease with their new surroundings.
The third hour long visit is usually without the parent giving the child an opportunity to experience being away from their parent whist in their new surroundings with their new friends.
Every child is an individual and if the child is finding it hard to separate from the parent we can arrange one or two additional short visits with or without the parent before the child’s start date.
Each child is allocated a Key Person when they start the nursery or change nursery rooms. This staff member will work closely with the child planning appropriate activities for their ability and to encourage and promote their development.
The Key Person will monitor the child’s development, add important milestones, achievements, WOW! moments and observations to their individual Learning Journeys and liaise with the parents at the beginning and end of the day. In addition, they will work with any other professionals that may also be involved with the child’s development and care.
The Key Person will meet with parents three times a year during Parents Evenings to discuss their child’s progress.
H has been able to play with new toys/activities and be surrounded by children and lovely staff members. We are moving away from the area, we are very sad that we have to move her nursery.
I love hearing about H's day when I pick her up, she looks so comfortable with all of the staff especially Kirsty. Kirsty has been fabulous, she has really taken her time with H and H adores her. Kirsty has gone above and beyond for H. We know that she gets very attached to people and we are lucky that we have had Kirsty and all of your lovely staff members to look after her.
The nursery is very reasonably priced and we have been really happy with her care and all communications. I have already recommended the nursery to other friends and colleagues.
Thank you so much for everything. Unfortunately we have unexpectedly had to move locations but if we hadn’t we would have been very happy for H to stay at the nursery.