How to Build a Good Relationship with Your Child’s Nursery
Building a good relationship with your child’s nursery that is based on mutual respect and support is very important. It will further ensure your child gets the best care the nursery has to offer, everything is smooth-running and you won’t soon find yourself in a situation you need to look for a new nursery and move out your child once it has finally settled down and got used to a nursery. Therefore, today we provide you with a few simple yet very effective tips for building a good relationship with the nursery your child visits.
Whenever you are asked to complete and return paperwork on time to the nursery, just do it. We understand that with the crazy rhythm of life and work most of us experience nowadays, it may be hard to remember all you need to do on a daily basis. Weekdays are hectic, but it is important to not miss to complete and return on time all paperwork your child’s nursery want you to do. Also, don’t forget to update your information anytime a change occurs.
Pick Up Your Child On Time
Yep, it may be a crazy day and being late with a few minutes for picking up your child from the nursery may seem like not too big of a problem. However, make sure you manage and organise your time in a way that you always pick up your child on time. Of course, there are possible situations when you cannot help but you are late, but make sure these are rare exceptions, not the everyday practice. In case you know you are going to be late, don’t miss to call the nursery and let them know.
Get to Know Members of the Nursery Staff
Of course, it is impossible to know all the members of your child’s nursery staff, but make sure you know at least the key members. Make an effort to become familiar with them. The better you know these people, the more comfortable you will feel about the safety and well-being of your child. Make sure to chat with your child’s key worker and a senior member of the staff as often as possible and don’t hesitate to ask questions about your child and address some things you may be concerned about.
It is important to ensure your child has everything they need while they are at nursery care. Therefore, you should often check with the nursery for all the things you need to provide on a daily basis. Most of the nurseries will often need the following staff to take proper care of your child:
- Expressed breastmilk or formula milk
- Nappies, wet wipes
- Meals, snacks, and drinks, especially if the child needs a special diet
- Spare change of clothes
- Sun cream or a product with added sun protection
Read All Information Provided by the Nursery
The nursery will often provide you with information via a preferred way of correspondence and communication. The nursery will always inform you on time about planned closures, special events, and similar news. Therefore, you want to keep up with all the information. Signing up to newsletters is a good way to keep track.
Visit Nursery Events
It may be hard, almost impossible to squeeze them into your busy schedule. However, whenever you have the time, don’t hesitate to visit nursery events, for example, Easter and Christmas parties, other themed events and parties. This will make your child happier and it will also give you a better idea of life at your child’s nursery. Such events and gatherings will also be the perfect chance to get to know nursery staff and other parents.