Welcome to September and to a new term at Little Achievers Nurseries!
We have welcomed back all our term time children this week at all our settings as well as welcomed some brand new children so to all of you……..Hello!
A lot of children will be coming back in to new rooms, with new friends and new practitioners working with them. One of our main focuses at this current time is settling in all our children to ensure they feel comfortable and safe within the environment.
Routine plays an important part of helping settle in.
Routines help children to feel stable and secure.
They are a huge part of nursery life allowing children to understand what is happening now and next in order to understand and anticipate changes that are going to happen.
It gives out expectations on how to behave depending on what is happening in the day.
As well as in nursery, routines can be a big help at home.
They benefit by helping parents feel more organised, less stressed and therefore able to enjoy the time they spend doing fun activities or tasks.
Top tips for establishing routines:
Plan – plan the times of the day and stick to it. A routine is defined as ‘a sequence of actions regularly followed’
Meal times and Sleep – don’t forget to add these in with plenty of time to complete
Flexible – yes the routine has to be stuck to but there can be flexibility, not everything goes to plan and that’s ok.
Fun – make it fun and exciting
Work together – work together with your child’s general routine and the nursery routine
Here is an article on top tips for establishing routine Establishing a Daily Routine