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As each child’s needs differ the settling in procedure may vary from one child to another but usually it will be a gradual process. This process will begin with the offer of a home visit by two members of the nursery staff to initiate the building of relationships between the staff, the child and his/her family.

This will be followed by an invitation for the parents and child to visit the nursery during a daily session and also attend a parent meeting with the lead Nursery Teacher.

On your child’s first day it would be helpful if a close adult – parent, grandparent or carer would be prepared to stay with your child as necessary, gradually distancing themselves from the child.

At the beginning of each session there will be a member of staff available for you to speak with about any immediate concerns you may have. Other appointments can be made as necessary.




Did you know our school provides a school milk scheme?
By registering your child for our school milk scheme they will receive a 189ml (third of a pint) carton of semi-skimmed milk every day. This is delivered fresh and chilled to their classroom every day.

“How much does it cost?”
Thanks to government subsidies, school milk is free for all under-fives and is subsided at around £15 a term for children aged five or older.

“Why should I register my child?”
School milk provides your child with essential nutrients. It is also rehydrating and energy boosting, helping to bridge the long gap between breakfast and lunch so children stay focused.

Find out the top ten reasons to drink school milk at

“How do I register my child?”
If your child is under five-
1. Go to  or pick up a form from school.
2. Just register by a Tuesday for your child’s free milk to start the following week.
3. Free milk will continue until the Friday before your child’s fifth birthday. You will receive a payment request three weeks before this time- if you wish for your child to continue to receive school milk simply make a payment.

If your child is over five-
1. Go to or pick up a form from school.
2. Pay Cool Milk online, over the phone, at a local PayPoint or by cheque in instalments to suit you. If registering online you can pay straight away, if using a registration form you will need to wait to receive a payment request.
3. Just pay by a Tuesday for your child’s milk to start the following week.

All our children under the age of 5 are entitled to free milk from the cool milk for school scheme.

Please click on the link to go directly to the cool milk website to find out more about milk in school and to register your child.

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