Settling into a new situation

A good settling in process acknowledges the child's anxiety, builds trust in the child and their families, and ends with the child feeling safe in the new environment. The aim of settling in is for the child to establish a sustainable relationship with the educators. A good relationship with educators is the basis for all education to follow in the kindergarten. The child can only demonstrate explorative behaviour if she feels secure (Braukhane & Knobeloch, 2011).

How can the educators help Dominik and Dominik’s mother feel more comfortable?

How should the question of diet be approached (or should it be and if so, when exactly)?

How could Dominik be encouraged to join in with the children and educators?

What kind of advice should be given to mom to help her settle Dominik down?