Settling In

Starting a new childcare setting is an experience that is accompanied by a variety of mixed emotions for both the child and their parents. Alongside the excitement is, naturally, some apprehension and many questions. It is very important that the children feel happy, safe and secure so a period of induction is essential to support their well being. This time also gives a “trial” period so if you, your child or Flying High are not 100% happy with the arrangement, it can be altered easily.

Every child will settle differently so every induction will be unique. We will work closely with you to ensure a smooth transition. You will be invited to a stay-and-play session initially where you can explore Basecamp together. We will offer a prompt card of things you can look out for and what will be important for your child to know before their first day. From there, we will decide together on the next steps which may include a period of shorter, settling in sessions.

Fee Structure & Information

We are open from 08:00 t0 16:00 weekdays with the option of half days on Fridays.

Our sessions are £45 per day and we accept and encourage funded hours for eligible 2, 3 and 4 year old children.

The government’s Childcare Choices website helps parents understand what help they can get towards the cost of childcare – we accept them all!

Our prices are inclusive of snacks and nappies.

Kit List

Children should bring a backpack they can carry themselves with the following inside:

  • Healthy, nutritious lunch
  • Bottle of water or juice
  • Spare clothes

Winter Kit List

  • Warm hat
  • Waterproof gloves – no woollen gloves or mittens as these get wet and cold quickly
  • Track suit bottoms or leggings but not jeans
  • Jumper/Fleece
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Wellies with warm socks or waterproof walking boots
  • Thermal underwear

Summer Kit List

  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream
  • Light long sleeved top
  • Cardigan or light jumper
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Wellies or walking boots

Children who wear shorts and/or t-shirts are more likely to be bitten, stung and scratched.