Please ensure you read and understand our Centre Policies which are located at reception. Included in our enrolment pack is an Information Booklet but you can download a copy here.
Setting Children In
All children will be appointed a key caregiver who will be responsible for their routine, settling in, individual discovery projects, development updates and parent induction. Young children can often find it challenging to settle into new and unfamiliar environments. This can be distressing for both the parent and child involved. At Leapfrogs, time and stress are reduced in the settling process by parents following these ideas.
Visit as often as possible before your child is expected to attend;
At these visits get to know your child's teachers and key caregiver;
If possible, stay during the first stages of transition until your child is settled into an activity or happy with a teacher or peer;
Children are welcome to bring any special toys or cuddlies that might help them to settle;
Parents are encouraged to say good-bye once and then leave, as frequent coming and going is unsettling for children.
Every child has a special book of early learning and experiences while at Leapfrogs (Individual Discovery Project). In this book we document your child's journey of exploration and discovery, special interests and strengths. We believe it is important to celebrate the individual skills and abilities of each child's development, providing support to revisit and practise as many times as necessary to allow children time to develop their own theories about the world around them and their interactions with it.
Group Discovery Projects support and celebrate the interests of our children in the Froglets and Leapfrogs rooms within a group environment. We believe it is important to celebrate children's skills for initiating and maintaining enjoyable relationships with other children. This planning is displayed monthly for parents to become familiar with the programme focus.
We hope from time to time you will contribute to your child's individual book, as well as the group project, to enrich our shared understanding of children's learning and development.
Parent/teacher interviews are held annually with discussion surrounding your family's aspirations and how our teachers can support and guide your child's learning and development while at Leapfrogs.