KidsLab Admissions

We do not have any spaces available at the moment. Bookings are taken for September 2022 start

How to join KidsLab family

1. Contact us to get  information about KidsLab and book show around meeting. You can find a lot of useful information in our Information pack

2. Come to the "show around" meeting. During the visit we will show you our rooms. You will be able to meet the team and ask them any questions. We will provide you all the information about our routine, rules, policies, learning and development as well as the different activities we do in our nursery. 

3. When you are ready to book your child to the waiting list or for admissions:

  • you fill our registration form and pay £25 registration fee. You can register your child by filling the online form or by sending the form to our email

  • once place is available, we prepare the contract and issue you a deposit invoice which must be paid within 3 working days

  • You pay the deposit, sign the contract and return it back to us. All forms are signed in electronically 

  • We send you the Welcome pack and greet your family at the agreed start date for settling in

Settling In Procedure

In KidsLab we understand how difficult it is for parents to leave their child with someone else and it is vitally important that your child is settled and that you are happy with the care we aim to provide in the KidsLab.

Settling in sessions for the parents and child give everyone involved an opportunity to build a relationship with you and your child and to understand both your needs and wishes.

Because usually all children start attending nursery at different time, there will be children who is already calm and settled when the new child arrive. When planning the settling sessions, we take in consideration already settled children routine and wellbeing.

 

The settling in procedure in KIDSLAB is as follows:

Week 1

  • On the day 1 and 2 both you and your child come to our setting in a morning and spend with us 1-2 hours depending on a child’s wellbeing. We might go on outing or stay in a setting. The aim of this session for child is to get aware of the environment, start to build the relationship with responsible adults and other children. The aim for parents and key person to discuss important questions about child and to observe his/her wellbeing and behaviour

  • On the day 3 both you and your child come to our setting in a morning and spend with us 1-2 hours depending on a child’s wellbeing. During this session, we will ask you to leave for a short period of time, but at least 15 minutes and come back when required depending on a child’s wellbeing and behaviour

  • On the day 4 both you and your child come to our setting in a morning. Depending on the outcome of the day 3 session, we will decide to repeat the day 3 procedure or go ahead. If we go ahead, then you spend with us 15-20 minutes and leave the setting for a short period of time, but at least 30 minutes and come back when required depending on a child’s wellbeing and behaviour. The aim is to keep the child alone in the setting for 1-2 hours

  • On the day 5 both you and your child come to our setting in a morning. Depending on the outcome of the day 4 session, we will decide to repeat the day 3/4 procedure or go ahead. If we go ahead, then you spend with us 10-15 minutes and leave the setting for a short period of time, but at least 30 minutes and come back when required depending on a child’s wellbeing and behaviour. The aim is to keep the child alone in the setting for the whole morning session

 

The first week of the settling in period is free of charge. The second week of the settling in period is paid by hourly/daily fee what is less.

Please, be aware that settling in procedure above is an example only, it may vary for every family and we always discuss it with you to find the most suitable option for your child and family circumstances. 

 

Week 2

  • On the day 1 both you and your child come to our setting in a morning. Depending on the outcome of the last week, we will decide to repeat the day where we stopped or go ahead. If we go ahead, then you spend with us 10-15 minutes and leave the setting for a whole morning session and come back at the end of it or when required depending on a child’s wellbeing and behaviour. The aim is to keep the child alone in the setting for the whole morning session

  • On the day 2 and 3 both you and your child come to our setting in a morning. Depending on the outcome of the day 1, we will decide to repeat the day where we stopped or go ahead. If we go ahead, then you spend with us 5 minutes and leave the setting for a whole morning session and come back at the end of it or when required depending on a child’s wellbeing and behaviour. If your child still has a nap, then this will be the day when we try to settle him/her for a nap time. The aim is to keep the child alone in the setting for the whole morning session and start settling in for a nap

  • On the days 4 and 5 both you and your child come to our setting in a morning. Depending on the outcome of the previous days, we will decide to repeat the day where we stopped or go ahead. If we go ahead, then you leave the setting for a whole day and come back at the end of it or when required depending on a child’s wellbeing and behaviour. The aim is to keep the child alone in the setting for the full-time (or part-time) session

 

Important information:

  • During settling in period, we are happy to contact parents with the updates in specified time intervals.

  • If your child has severely distressing settling in period which affect his own health (for example, long tantrums or hours of screaming/crying), wellbeing and stress level as well as other children calm and happy being in a setting and affects our setting routine, we will need to consider of what is the best for your child. In this case our contract may be subject to immediate/early termination (see Childcare Agreement Termination Policy)

  • If after two weeks of the settling in period, the child still in severe distress stress and shows signs of not being settled, showing at least one sign of stress* and this affects other children in care happy and calm being in a setting, both family and Nursery would need to consider what is the best for the child and other children in care. In this case the contract may be subject to immediate/early termination (see Childcare Agreement Termination Policy).

 

*The signs of stress are defined as: crying/screaming for more than 30 minutes and inability to be distracted or comforted, facial expression (frowning, not smiling, lack of eye contact), body language (rounded shoulders, lethargy), loss of appetite/refusing the food/drink while in care, withdrawn behaviour (unwillingness to respond to conversation, not joining in, staying close to a door or window to look for their returning parents, nursing their comforter, sucking clothing, trying to disappear by hiding or curling up), not wanting to take their coat/shoes off.

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