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Returning To Work

Many parents who use a Nursery for the first time are making the decision to return to work. At Marlborough Day Nursery we recognise just how difficult it is to be separated from your child, which is why will do everything possible to help and support you and your child throughout their time spent in our Nursery. We want you to feel that our Nursery is as close to an extension of home life as possible.


In practical terms we suggest that your initial choice of Nursery is made well in advance of the date of your return to work. This is to help you feel confident in the choice of setting and to be assured of a space on the days and times that you and your child will need. Wherever possible we try to be flexible in meeting differing working patterns as we appreciate that modern work patterns continue to evolve.


It is also important at this early stage to provide detailed information about your child’s needs, likes, dislikes, comforters, family words or anything else you think is significant to the Nursery. It’s the small details which are part of daily life for you (such as a family name, favourite comforter or specific toilet procedure), which when utilised by our staff in your absence makes a great deal of difference to your child, bringing comfort and familiarity.


There are no hard and fast rules to settling in at the Nursery — every child is unique and we make sure that their specific needs are catered for. We encourage all parents to take advantage of our settling in sessions where you and your child get the opportunity to familiarise yourselves with the Nursery and the team who will be looking after you. The time and number of these sessions can fit around your needs and can be arranged through discussion between you, the Officers in Charge and the wider team.

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