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Settling In


Helpful hints on settling your child at playgroup:


A child who is tense or unhappy will not be able to play or learn properly, so it is important for parents and playgroup staff to work together to help the child to feel confident and secure in the group. This takes longer for some children than for others and parents should not feel worried if their child takes a while to settle.


  • Inform staff of any nicknames or shortened version of child's name used (a child will respond more readily)
  • You may be encouraged to stay for a short time if necessary.
  • If your child is upset, you are welcome to stay until he/she feels confident to let you go. (The period of time may vary depending on the child's individual needs).
  • Comforters such as dummies and teddies are allowed in the group to help your child to settle in.
  • Never leave your child without saying "Good-bye".
  • Inform staff of any special words the child uses.
  • Collect your child promptly when the session has ended.


What to wear:


In order to feel free to explore and experiment with all kinds of materials, including messy ones, it is best to send children dressed in clothes that are easily washable or not too new.

It is good for children to practice skills that will make them independent. Simple clothing which they can handle themselves will enable them to go to the toilet when they want to and to put on and take off their outdoor clothes without being too dependant on other people's help.

It is important that all of the children's clothes and/or anything that is brought into the group i.e. comforters, toys etc. are clearly labelled.


We hope that your child's time at Scallywags playgroup will be a very happy and productive one.

If you have any queries or if we can be of any help, please contact the staff or committee at any time.



Scallywags Useful Links:

Both Cbeebies & are fun & full of useful information for all children.


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Staffordshire Family Information Staffordshire Family Information

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