Explain to your child that you will be taking him/her to the ELC setting. (Some children believe it will all finish after a day or two!).  

If you are worried about how your child may settle, try not to let him/her sense your anxiety. Talk about the setting together and the enjoyable time he/she will have.

Delay talk about leaving him/her. Be guided by staff when to leave your child.

Once your child is settled, try to collect him/her in good time. A child will feel very insecure if you arrive a long time after the other parents.