Settling In Policy and Procedures 

HSCS: 1.18, 3.1, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11, 3.12, 3.13, 3.15, 3.16, 3.25, 4.5, 5.6 

Settling In Policy  

At Willow Den Scotland we aim for children to feel safe, stimulated, happy and to feel secure and comfortable with our staff. We also want parents/carers to have confidence and peace of mind that their child’s wellbeing is our primary focus. 

We aim to help parents/carers and their children settle quickly but easily by considering the individual needs and circumstances of children and their families. Settling in days are key to a smooth transition and to ensure good communication/information sharing. They are a great opportunity for families to see the nursery, meet staff and the other children. 

Each child is different, some will take longer to settle than others. To help each child to form a secure attachment our staff team will respond sensitively and consistently to their needs, helping them to understand that they are loved, respected and understood.  

Settling in procedures: