How we do things

Little Gulls & Buoys​​

Settling in

Preschoolers may be little in stature but they are big on emotions and feelings. Many of which can be hard for them to express or articulate. Leaving the home environment or moving from another familiar environment can be a daunting prospect, so we make our pre-school as welcoming as we can for them and hope they see it as belonging to them. We ensure that….

           Children’s artwork is displayed and celebrated
           Cosy dens and teepees stuffed with cushions create cosy, child friendly areas
           Each child has their own peg and tray to call their own
           Their likes and ideas inform our planning

Each individual child is different so we have no ‘one size fits all’ approach to settling but we do have some guiding points…

           We take settling at a child’s pace so you can have as many sessions as you think are needed for both you              and your child to feel confident they are ready to stay for a full session on their own

           We will talk with you extensively about their likes, dislikes, interests, favourite people, favourite toys                  and more so we can get to know them better ready for their start date

           We’ll assign a key person to be the person that your child will become most familiar with and will be                    your first port of call for any questions during the settling period

​​If you have any questions about settling or anything else then please don't hesitate to contact us at​

Little Gulls & Buoys

St Peter's Community Centre

Hangleton Road


BN3 7LQ.

Get in touch:

01273 773464


A Pre-School Nursery in Hove for 2-5 year olds

Little Gulls & Buoys​​

A Pre-School Nursery in Hove for 2-5 year olds

Little Gulls & Buoys​​