Starting at Little Lambs

We recognise that starting anything new can be a daunting that is why our aim is to provide sensitive care to support each child as they settle into the nursery.


All parents are encouraged to attend one of our open sessions with their child in the term before they begin at Little Lambs. A child who is tense and unhappy will not be able to play or learn properly, so it is important for parents and staff to work together to help the child feel confident and secure in the group. This takes longer for some children than others. To begin with, it may be a good idea to visit with your child so that you both get to know the people there and how the group operates. If your child sees that you are friendly with the staff they will soon become friends too.


If a child is unsettled, we recommend separating for brief periods only at first, gradually building up to longer absences.


When you attend an open session prior to joining Little Lambs you will be asked to complete his/her registration forms and to provide important information such as:

  • Contact details
  • Additional emergency contact details for persons authorised to collect your child
  • Information about family background e.g. siblings
  • Any special needs
  • Dietary requirements, such as allergies etc
  • A copy of their Birth Certificate