What to bring to the nursery

  • School bag
  • Sun hat
  • Spare change of clothes (to be kept in the nursery)
  • Lunch box
  • Water bottle
  • Nappies (if required)
  • Wet wipes
  • Bed sheet/pillow (if the child takes naps)
  • Towel


    • Separating from parents or other caretakers and making connections with someone at the nursery is often one of the major challenges for the child. Depending on the child’s temperament, family relationships, past experiences and current situation, this separation may or may not be a difficult task. Some children need a parent to stay for the first few days and sometimes longer.

Even children who separate more easily from their parent may revisit the theme of separation throughout the nursery school years. At Honeypot nursery our staff if working in close cooperation with parents to make the transition time as easy as possible both for parent and for the child.

Rest and Sleep

An exciting day at school can be tiring for some small children. Rest beds are available for children to sleep in out quiet area should they wish. Each child has their own bedding to ensure the highest levels of hygiene.
We understand that some parents prefer their kids not to sleep in the nursery and they ask the staff to keep the child awake. However, it is for Your child’s benefit to take a short nap to calm down his/her yet fragile nerve system. In this case the stuff will be instructed to wake up the child after 45 minutes.


Children differ considerably in their involvement with peers. Most children move from being more self-involved to discovering that the most interesting playthings in the room are other children. We have noticed a difference in this area between first-born and only children, and second- and third-born children.

First-born and only children tend to begin nursery seeking more attention from the teacher, while second-born or third-born children more frequently come to school looking for friends right from the beginning. This is a difference that tends to fade over time.

It is not unusual for a child to play by her/himself or next to but not with another child for a long time during the adaptation period. During this time, we do many things to encourage children playing and working together at the same time respecting a child’s right to approach relationships at his/her own pace.