What is a home visit?
A home visit is a fantastic opportunity for a child’s key person to visit a new key child and their family within the child’s home. It is a lovely way to begin forming that long lasting relationship between parents, practitioners and children and it starts the process of sharing information and building secure attachments right from the start.
When parents choose Kirkgate Childcare for their children, we not only welcome and embrace the child but the family as a whole and we include parents/carers as partners in their children’s education from the very beginning of their nursery experience.
What are the benefits of home visits?
There are many great benefits to home visits, parents and children often feel more relaxed in their home environment and it is really good for the parents to be able talk openly one to one Home visits help to develop trust, good communication and a strong relationship between families and practitioners which is extremely important.
Home visits help practitioners gain knowledge regarding different family cultures and practices as we recognise and value that all families are different at Kirkgate Childcare. Home visits support the families transition into nursery, when parents and children are feeling a little anxious about their first day; they have a member of staff that they are familiar with to support them from the very start.
What is the process of our Home Visits?
Once you have booked a place with us, we will arrange a home visit at a time convenient to you, usually at a time when your child will be more willing to play so we like to avoid times close to when your child usually has a nap. Your child’s key person and another member of staff will visit the family home to talk with parents and interact with your child. The practitioners will bring a bag of nursery resources for your child to choose and play with or we can play with toys familiar to your child if they wish. The Key Person will interact and create a bond with the child whilst the other practitioner will go through some paperwork and book in some settling in visits for your child.
Of course the home visit is completely optional but we have found that they really do help massively with the settling in process but don’t take our word for it, here is some feedback from families who have had and benefited from a home visit………….
My son has been going to Kirkgate nursery since it opened and he will be leaving in July. We are so sad to be leaving as it is such a wonderful place! It has a truly child-centred ethos where every child really is valued, nurtured and treated as a unique individual. I am so grateful…Hannah
My son has attended Kirkgate childcare since it opened and I can honestly say that he has loved it. Dawn and the team have gone over and above to make sure my sons time there has been happy and safe and we can’t thank them enough for everything they have done for him. I would…Laura
Kirkgate Childcare is an outstanding, tailor made magical place. Our daughter has attended here from the age of two and has excelled in her self confidence & learning. The bonds she has with the team here is second to none, we as parents have an enormous amount of confidence in the staff & would recommend…Zoe
Our daughter has been coming to Kirkgate for a few months now and she absolutely loves it. The staff are fantastic and we have really seen an improvement in her skills, behaviour and confidence since coming here. We would highly recommend this nursery to anyone, 5 Stars from usClaire
my daughter has been at kirkgate childcare now for 2 months and im very happy with how she has settled in. She enjoys her time here and the staff are lovely. im very pleased with our choice of nursery and look forward to seeing my daughter continue enjoying her nursery days and my son to…Lucy