The first time at preschool: Settling-in for children under 3


The project The first time at preschool took place from September 2018 to December 2020.

This booklet deals with the settling-in phase in preschools in Denmark, Germany and the Czech Republic. A total of nine preschools have described the process of settling in at their facilities. Eighteen preschool teachers paid a one-week work shadowing visit to nursery schools abroad and experienced the settling-in phase directly with the project partners.

We would like to introduce you to the settling-in phase in the individual countries using examples from the partner facilities. The teachers who had visited day care centres abroad subsequently filled out an observation form designed by us. We have evaluated these observations and would like to offer them not only to other preschools as an aid in creating their settling-in concept, but also to parents who would like to prepare themselves well for their child’s entry into preschool.

We hope that the insights in this booklet can be an enrichment and inspiration for you !