Transition into Nursery (FS1)
We know that at the moment, new children and their parents are not able to visit us in nursery, and we are not able to visit them at home. Therefore to help our new children come into nursery, we would like to introduce Monkey.
Every new starter will get their own Monkey delivered to their house, with some activities that parents can do with Monkey and their child before they start nursery. These for example could be thinking of a name for Monkey, making a bed for Monkey and dressing Monkey in his own clothes. There is also a story book looking at Monkey’s first day at nursery.
You can also watch our virtual tour here with Monkey, so that you can see what nursery is like inside and our fantastic outdoor area.
We also have a virtual meeting with Monkey, Peter, Ruth and Debbie over three weeks, where we can get to see new friends and faces before we start. This gives us the opportunity to get to know each other. Peter will also phone parents to see what their child likes to do and what toys they like to play with. This helps us to settle them quickly when they join us.
When children start with us in nursery, they can bring their Monkey along with them. Monkey then sits on the ‘Jungle Shelf’ with all the other monkeys and watches us play and learn until it is time to go home.