Your First Day

Your First Day

We look forward to you and your child starting with us shortly. We hope that this page provides some information to support your first day at nursery.

We are here to support you

We understand that starting nursery can be daunting for parents and that the first day of nursery is a big step in your child's life. Our teams are available throughout the day to talk to you and let you know how your little one is getting on. Please feel free to call or email us.


What to bring

We will supply you with a red Childbase bag during your settling in sessions and your child will have a named peg outside their room.

Please can you bring in the following items for your child:

  • Spare clothes
  • Dummy and/or comforter
  • Coat
  • Sun hat (seasonal)
  • Wellies (seasonal)
  • Hat/scarf (seasonal)

At nursery your child will engage in a variety of 'messy' and art based play. Whilst aprons are worn, and paints are 'washable' there are occassions that clothes may stain after play. We recommend that you dress your child in clothes which you do not mind if they get stained. We will of course do our best to try to avoid this.

Please ensure that your child's coat is suitable for all weathers as children will use the garden all year round.


We provide the following for your child

During your settling in sessions we will have covered all of the key information on routines, nappies and milks. For your reference we supply the following items for your child:

  • Nappies and wipes
  • Nappy cream (please ask at nursery)
  • Formula milk
  • Sun cream
  • Waterproof clothing for outdoor play


Pushchairs/car seats

If you walk to nursery with your child, or need to leave a car seat, our nurseries have a location where these can be stored during the day.



Please buzz the door and wait for a member of our team to let your child in. Please be patient at busier times of the day.

Currently we ask that parents wear a face covering when dropping off and collecting their child or you will be unable to enter the nursery.