Selecting a Nursery School

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There are many points to consider when choosing a nursery for your child. Here is some useful information from the National Day Nursery Association (NDNA):

When looking for a nursery it is important to find one that suits your family and we strongly recommend that you visit a shortlist of nurseries to take a look at what is on offer before you make your final decision.

NDNA has produced a free factsheet ‘choosing the right nursery for you and your child; outlining some of the key questions and points to check when visiting a nursery. Please also visit the link to download lots of free helpful information on things like hygiene, health and learning and the developmental journey of your child whilst at nursery.

You will get a good idea which nursery is right for you from your visit, and it is important that both you and your child feel comfortable with your final choice.

When you are deciding which nursery to select it is important that you ask the nursery managers to clearly explain the contract you will need to sign. This will include all of your terms and conditions and payment information. Ask the manager to talk you through exactly what you will need to pay and whether bank holidays and training days are included in your fees or cost extra. Also, ask about any additional charges such as food, nappies, late collection fees and a registration fee. Gathering this type of information will mean that you can more easily compare the prices between nurseries.

We wish you luck on selecting a nursery for your child and look forward to hearing about your adventures and tips along the way.