Before you begin with adaptation, talk with the child and show them the environment in Pididomek nursery and kindergarten. Your attitude and confidence can help them cope with the change smoothly. Make a stereotype, and explain over and over again, why they should go to kindergarten. Encourage him/her, for example, that you will play in preschool with other children. There will be new toys and entertainment.
Consider what period you are just passing through. If you are going to return to work, it is good to make a good timing in advance. Try to avoid taking up work at the same moment as the child ges into a group of children. It may happen that separation from you when you suddenly have less time or you are under stress will be harder. Likewise, it is good to clarify your initial position. Are you convinced to sign the child up for preschool? Can you cope with the morning goodbyes unless merry? Your later doubt and remorse can squander for not only you, but also the child who feels it.
We are fans of gradual adaptation. The first visit is shorter and you accompany your child. There is a gradual lengthening of separation during the first and second week. If a child manages a fast adaptation period, it is possible to shorten the time to the minimum necessary. It is not a problem the first few days to stay with your child in kindergarten or call us at any time to make sure the baby is fine. What we do not recommend, is to accompany the child in kindergarten for too long. In such a way a child will not get used to staying alone without you.
If your children settled quickly, it is necessary to visit the kindergarten regularly. Those children, who come once a week, are eternal beginners. Just one disease and they are again at the beginning. It is possible that one day a child will not have the mood to go to preschool and you will be in a weak moment. Try to resist at such a moment so that you can avoid this from happening repeatedly next time.
If you see that even after two months, it seems that a child can not cope with preschool, has a huge block and it dosn´t improve even a little; give it time and try it later. Some children need to mature. Meanwhile, try to get him or her to get used to other people. The best are grandmothers or nannies. If you still insist on continuation of attendance, we reserve the right to decide that a child is mature for nursery. The behavior of a child who suffers badly nursery environment may negatively affect the mood of the other children. You need to keep in mind that we cannot devote all the time only to one child.
Although sometimes, it may be a tearful morning, do not lose hope. The vast majority of children can get used to it. It might be only a transition period. Most children become calm at a wave of a magic wand after parents leave. In the beginning there are visits of a small group, where there is one teacher for 5-6 children. This is an ideal milestone to a larger groups in state kindergarten.
A new service we offer to parents of children from 1.5 years to 2 years, the individual adaptations when only one nanny takes care of a child. It is then the agreement between nurses and parents how to schedule an adaptation. Children are involved in the program and nursery, while they are under constant supervision of a nurse until they are matured for integration into the daily program. We will prepare an individual plan of care and habituation and consult it with you. Based on your timetable we will try to choose the best frequency and duration of attendance. Information on the price for the premium service can be found in our price list.
In conclusion, please ask yourself how long you plan for your child to attend nursery. Do you care for long-term cooperation? Or it may be a shorter period of adaptation and after that you will take your child into state nursery? Do you intend to stick with attendance of more than half a year? From a pedagogical point of view, we are not fans of changes in a shorter period of time when a child barely gets accustomed to the new environment, friends, and educators. We prefer a fair play, because the adaptation process costs the most of the energy.