Choosing a Nursery

Things to look for when choosing a day nursery

  1. Are the children calm, safe and happy?
  2. How many staff are qualified and to what level?
  3. Are the staff listening to children and answering them carefully?
  4. Are the staff friendly and proud of their work?
  5. Are the staff joining in with what the children are doing?
  6. Does the member of staff showing you round show an interest in what you want for your child. If you child is with you, does he/she make contact with him/her?
  7. Are there lots of fun activities planned to help children learn and play? Can children plan some of these themselves?
  8. Are there plenty of examples of children’s work displayed?
  9. Is there a clear routine for the children?
  10. Are there plenty of clean toys and equipment for children to use?
  11. Is the premises clean, well-kept and safe for children with a fun outside play area (or will children go to parks and other places regularly)?
  12. Do parents have plenty of chances to say what they want for their children?
  13. What do the fees include, i.e. does the nursery supply, food, nappies, formula milk, etc.
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